Transitional Cathedral, Christchurch, New Zealand


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WELCOME TO CHRISTCHURCH TRANSITIONAL CATHEDRAL

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Cathedrals usually stand as enduring monuments to human skill and inventiveness, and magnificent pointers to the presence of God among us. Their websites will tell you how they are the oldest, the largest, the tallest or the most significant of their kind.

 

ChristChurch Cathedral is slightly different. The original Cathedral was badly damaged in the Christchurch earthquake in February 2011. We are operating from our new temporary home, the Transitional Cathedral in Latimer Square, Christchurch. It is the world’s only cathedral made substantially of cardboard.

 

This web site aims to tell you something about who we are and what we stand for. It is a work in progress. It offers a glimpse of the building, its history and its environment. It provides information about Cathedral services and events, its music and arts programme, facilities for visitors and pilgrims, educational resources, stories about our community life and outreach, and an archive of recent sermons. We hope you will be inspired to visit Christchurch, and we look forward to welcoming you to the Cathedral.

      

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Tides

THANK YOU ...

Our thanks for the generous support provided by Tides Foundation, on the recommendation of the Martin Fabert Foundation

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Rose Window Photography by Derek Golding          www.Goldingarts.co.nz 

COMING UP AT THE TRANSITIONAL CATHEDRAL ...

Please come to any of the services, events and recitals below ...

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Oxfords for web

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Click HERE to go to the Eventfinda website to purchase tickets

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NOT AT THE CATHEDRAL BUT STILL WORTH GOING TO!!

An Organ Recital by former Cathedral Organist Jeremy Woodside

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2.00pm Sunday 2 August at St Michael's, Oxford Terrace

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CONCERTS, EVENTS & FUNCTIONS AT THE CATHEDRAL

The Cathedral is available for a wide variety of events.  Please see further down this page for full details, and the scrolling photos below.  As well as catered events, the Cathedral is available for concerts and recitals.  Please contact the Cathedral Administrator for further information

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WORSHIP AT THE TRANSITIONAL CATHEDRAL

You are very welcome to join any of the up-coming services at the Transitional Cathedral:

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Monday 27 July

12.05pm Holy Communion

2.00pm Funeral Service for Jill Belcher

Tuesday 28 July

12.05pm Holy Communion with prayers for healing

5.30pm Choral Evensong sung by the Cathedral Choir

Wednesday 29 July

12.05pm Holy Communion in the Celtic tradition

No Evening service today

Thursday 30 July

12.05pm Holy Communion in te reo Maori

5.30pm Choral Evensong sung by the men of the Cathedral Choir

Friday 1 August

12.05pm Holy Communion

4.30pm Choral Evensong sung by the choristers of the Cathedral Choir

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SUNDAY 2 AUGUST ~ PENTECOST 10

8.00am  Holy Communion

10.00am Choral Eucharist

     Preacher: Rt Revd Victoria Matthews, Bishop of Christchurch 

     Music: The Cathedral Choir

5.00pm Choral Evensong

     Preacher: Rt Revd Victoria Matthews, Bishop of Christchurch

     Music: The Cathedral Choir

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Monday 3 August

12.05pm Holy Communion

Tuesday 4 August

12.05pm Holy Communion with prayers for healing

5.30pm Choral Evensong sung by the Cathedral Choir

Wednesday 5 August

12.05pm Holy Communion in the Celtic tradition

5.30pm Choral Evensong sung by the Cathedral Choir

Thursday 6 August

12.05pm Holy Communion in te reo Maori

No Evening service today

Friday 7 August

12.05pm Holy Communion

4.30pm Choral Evensong sung by the choristers of the Cathedral Choir

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SUNDAY 9 AUGUST ~ PENTECOST 11

8.00am  Holy Communion

10.00am Choral Eucharist

     Preacher: Ven Nick Mountfort, Acting Dean 

     Music: The Cathedral Choir

5.00pm Choral Evensong

     Reflection: Ven Nick Mountfort, Acting Dean

     Music: The Cathedral Choir

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SERVICE MUSIC.  To download a copy of the most recent Choir Music List, click on the link below:

Music Schedule - TERM 2 end

Term three's music list will be uploaded here shortly.


Street Address

Street Address

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

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Cathedral in the Square

Cathedral in the Square

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'

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How to get in touch ...

How to get in touch ...

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 - admin@christchurchcathedral.co.nz

Tel - +64 3 366 0046

Volunteering at the Transitional Cathedral

Volunteering at the Transitional Cathedral

Around 200 volunteers support the Transitional Cathedral's life and work. They assist in different ways.  Some support the services and the choir, while many enjoy greeting visitors as Transitional Cathedral guides,  as shop assistant / receptionists or as ushers at evening events. Others work as cleaners or look after the garden.

If you're interested in becoming a volunteer working with the Transitional Cathedral's visitors, it would be good to hear from you. Please contact Nicky Lee, Volunteer Manager.

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Dean of Christchurch

Appointment pending.

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Venerable Nick Mountfort

Venerable Nick Mountfort

Acting Dean

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Chris Oldham

Chris Oldham

Cathedral Administrator & Verger

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Position vacant

Position vacant

General Manager 

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John Linker

John Linker

Director of Music

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Nicky Lee

Nicky Lee

Cathedral Deacon & Volunteer Manager

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Anglican Diocese

Anglican Diocese

The Cathedral is the Mother Church of the Anglican Diocese of Christchurch. For information, check out their website by clicking CONTACT.

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The Cathedral Grammar School is the Cathedral's Choir School.

The Cathedral Grammar School is the Cathedral's Choir School.

As well as educating the Cathedral Choristers, the School provides high quality education for pre-school, primary school and intermediate aged girls and boys. Cathedral Grammar is an Anglican independent school, offering parents choice in the selection of a school to best suit their child's needs.

With a 130-year plus history, Cathedral Grammar is the longest established private primary school in New Zealand. The School takes huge pride in the varied, successful and happy lives of the boys and girls who have experienced ‘Grammar’ over that time.

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CGS Scholarships

To visit the School's website click contact below

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Moveable Feasts ~ the Cathedral Caterers

Moveable Feasts ~ the Cathedral Caterers

Moveable Feasts are the providers for all catered events at the Transitional Cathedral.  if you have any questions about the wide variety of catered events we can offer, please contact Sarah Robinson, General Manager.

To visit their website, please click on the photo below:

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Weddings

Weddings

The Transitional Cathedral is available for weddings and we welcome your enquiry.  Please see Wedding Information below for further details:

Wedding Info 2015

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BAPTISMS

BAPTISMS

The Transitional Cathedral is available for baptisms.  Please contact the Cathedral for details.

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Funerals

Please contact a member of staff for enquiries about having a funeral at the Transaitional Cathedral.

Your Support is Vital

Donations in support of the 'Transitional 'Cardboard' Cathedral are urgently sought. Christchurch has suffered enormous damage. The entire central city has been decimated and along with it, our Cathedral heart. We need your support. Please partner us in this important project by making a donation. Thank you.

$ 10.00 NZD
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