The Transitional Cathedral is open every day from 9.00am. During Summer months (Nov - March) we close either at 7.00pm or at the conclusion of the evening service, whichever is later. During Winter months we close at 5.00pm (or at the conclusion of the evening service)
The regular weekly services are below, but please do check the schedule for the current week at the top of the home page for any changes to the usual schedule. Please note that weekday services of Choral Evensong only take place during school terms, and that the regular schedule is reduced duirng January.
Worship at the Transitional Cathedral
8.00am Holy Communion
10.00am Choral Eucharist
5.00pm Choral Evensong
Holy Communion at 12.05pm
Monday (NZPB), Tuesday (NZPB, with prayers for healing),
Wednesday (Celtic tradition),
Thursday (in te reo Maori), Friday (NZPB)
Choral Evensong at 5.30pm (during school terms)
Tuesday & Wednesday (with the full Choir);
Thursday (with the gentlemen of the Choir)
Choral Evensong at 4.30pm (during school terms)
Friday (with the choristers of the Cathedral Choir)
CHORAL CONGRATULATIONS ...
Congratulations to the Cathedral Choristers who received RSCM ribbons and surplices on Sunday 9 November
The Cathedral is grieving the death of our Dean, the Very Rev’d Lynda Patterson.
Lynda died at home of natural causes after a recent illness. She was aged 40.
The Bishop of Christchurch, Victoria Matthews, says Lynda spoke of the God she loved, in all she did and said. “Lynda was highly respected across the Diocese and Province and we all benefitted from her extraordinary preaching and teaching. She was also a great pastor who brought both compassion and appropriate humour to every situation.”
Bishop Victoria has asked for prayer for Lynda’s family in Northern Ireland.
The Archbishops of Aotearoa, New Zealand and Polynesia, have asked for prayer for the Cathedral family to remember Lynda, a priest who called others to prayer for the glory of God.
A Funeral Service for Lynda was held at the Transitional Cathedral on Tuesday 29 July at 1.00pm. Details of the service and the sermon preached by Bishop Victoria can be found HERE .
Cathedral architect, Shigeru Ban, has won the prestigious Pritzker Architecture Prize.
The Dean, Chapter. staff and worshipping community of the Cathedral congratulate Shigeru on this honour.
Please click on the picture below for full details of the award.
On Monday 14 April, it was our honour to welcome Their Royal Highnesses the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge to the Cathedral, during their tour of New Zealand.
Their Royal Highnesses were presented with a copy of "Kia Kaha's Brand New House" a children's book about a Cathedral mouse in the Transitional Cathedral. The presentation was made by author, Clare Erasmus. Copies are available for sale at the Cathedral shop! [Photo: Woolf/Crown]
An Easter Service from the Transitional Cathedral was broadcast on Radio New Zealand on Easter Day. You can listen to it by clicking HERE
"Cathedral Extra" is the Cathedral's bi-monthly magazine with news, information and details of services. Click on the link below to sign up and receive your copy by email.
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"What's Happening" is the weekly Sunday newsletter. Click below to download recent copies.
A new book about the Transitional Cathedral and its Architect
To read a review of the book click on the link bwlow
$10 per bag
The second in the "Kia Kaha" series about a cathedral mouse by Clare Erasmus is now for sale in the Cathedral Shop. A copy was presented to The Duke & Duchess of Cambridge during their recent visit to Christchurch to give to Prince George.
Click HERE for a virtual tour of the Cathedral, courtesy of Google Maps © 2013 Google
The Transitional Cathedral is located at 234 Hereford Street. An easy walk from the any point in the central city, the Cathedral sits at the southern end of Latimer Square, beside the future 'Green Frame'. Travel to the central city from the airport takes around 20 minutes by bus or taxi. There is no public car parking at the Cathedral. However, there is plenty of street parking nearby. There is a disabled park in the staff carpark off Madras Street for visitors to the Cathedral.
CONTACT - will take you to 234 Hereford St in Google Maps
The Transitional Cathedral is only a five minute walk away from the site of the seriously damaged Cathedral in the Square. Walk northwest through Latimer Square to Worcester Street. 500 metres along Worcester St you'll see the damaged stone Cathedral.
CONTACT - will take you to a street view of the Cathedral in the Square showing both 'pre earthquake' and 'current'
Mailing Address - PO Box 855, Christchurch 8140, New Zealand
Cathedral Address - Cnr Madras and Hereford Streets, Christchurch, New Zealand
Office Address - at the Cathedral
Email - firstname.lastname@example.org
Tel - +64 3 366 0046
Cathedral Administrator & Verger
Director of Music
Cathedral Deacon & Volunteer Manager
The Cathedral is the Mother Church of the Anglican Diocese of Christchurch. For information, check out their website by clicking CONTACT.
If you're interested in becoming a volunteer working with the Transitional Cathedral's visitors, it would be good to hear from you. Contact Nicky Lee, Volunteer Manager.
Tel. 353 7883 DDI
The Transitional Cathedral is available for weddings and we welcome your enquiry. Please see Wedding Information below for further details:
The Transitional Cathedral is available for baptisms. Please contact the Cathedral for details.
Please contact a member of staff for enquiries about having a funeral at the Transaitional Cathedral.