The Bishop, Dean, Chapter and Staff of the Cathedral send Season's Greetings and wish you a blessed New Year.
The Cathedral is open every day until 4pm or until the conclusion of the evening service. During the week 17-21 January, we will be open from 10.00am til 3.00pm.
Vaccine passes must be shown for all services (unless otherwise indicated), events and by visitors.
WELCOME to the Transitional Cathedral ~ under Covid Traffic Light System
The Cathedral is taking responsibility for following best practice to keep everyone safe. We are open for visitors and for services. Vaccine passes must be shown for all services (unless otherwise indicated), events and by visitors. Masks remain mandatory for general visitors and are expected for worshippers. Everyone is required to sign in upon arrival. For further information on the Vaccine Pass requirement, please click here to read the Cathedral Policy and here for the Government Guidelines for Places of Worship.
We usually have two services a week where vaccine passes do not need to be shown. On Sundays 9, 16 and 23rd January, these services will not take place. Please click here to see our service schedule for details and an alternative service.
You are always welcome to join us to join us online. But services in January will not be streamed. We will resume streaming on Candlemas, Sunday 30 January.
Morning Prayer is said Monday-Friday at 8.30am. You can participate by clicking here.
And of course we are on Facebook !
Please click HERE to view the most recent streamed service and to watch previous services.
At this time, with very little income, the Cathedral Ministry would very much appreciate any donation. If you feel able to help, please click HERE for more information.
The Dean's Message
Welcome to the Christchurch Transitional Cathedral, the broad tent with a wide-open door. This is where the Cathedral community is gathering while the project to reinstate the Cathedral in the Square is underway. Whether you are a pilgrim, or needing a place to pray, or if you simply want to drop in and see the building, you are welcome.
Please click on the button to see the full Dean's Message.
Coming up ...
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We are auditioning!!
Could your child be a chorister? The Cathedral Choir is recruiting! We are looking for boys and girls currently in Years 3-5 who enjoy singing.
The next audition dates for the Cathedral Choir are:
Girls: Thursday 25 November
Boys: Friday 26 November
Contact Director of Music Dr John Linker for details and further information - email@example.com / 021 105 0961. John is always happy to answer any questions prospective boys and their parents may have prior to an audition.
Your support is appreciated
We need your support. Donations in support of the ministry of the Transitional 'Cardboard' Cathedral are always gratefully appreciated. Please partner us in this important project by making a donation. Thank you.
Donations are tax deductible for New Zealand tax payers.
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.
The Cathedral Columbarium
To protect the Cathedral Columbarium during the Christ Church Cathedral Reinstatement Project, the Columbarium will be deconstructed, stored safely and re-built at a later date. The Cathedral Chapter wishes to advise families who have loved ones’ ashes interred in the Columbarium, that the ashes have been respectfully removed with appropriate prayers and placed in appropriate secure storage at the Transitional Cathedral. Families are welcome to visit the Transitional Cathedral, should they wish to visit, to pray, and pay their respects.