Baptisms Weddings & Funerals


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



The Transitional Cathedral is available for weddings and we welcome your enquiry.  

New Zealand’s newest Cathedral - and the only one in the world to be made substantially of cardboard – could be the venue for your wedding. The Transitional Cathedral is the Mother Church of the Anglican Diocese of Christchurch, but it hosts all sorts of occasions. It is not a parish church so is not limited to serving people from any one geographic area.

Any couple seeking marriage may apply to be married in the Cathedral and the same conditions that apply to other Anglican churches are followed. One partner should be baptised in a Christian church and both partners are expected to undertake two sessions of preparation and planning, led by the marriage celebrant who will be one of the priests on the cathedral staff, or another Anglican priest, approved by the Dean of the Cathedral. Services are in the Anglican Tradition, taken from the New Zealand Prayer Book. The musical resources of the Cathedral (organ, soloists, choir and instrumentalists) may be available on request.


The basic fee to cover officiating clergy, organist and organ, light, heat and power, cleaning maintenance and security, Verger and custodians is $1,000.00. 

There are additional fees for soloists, instrumentalists, choristers of the choir, if available. 

Wedding Receptions

The Cathedral can also host your wedding reception, in association with the catering company Moveable Feasts.

Next Steps

  1. The First step If you have a date in mind, please contact the Cathedral to see whether the building is available.
  2. Then make an appointment to see the Dean. It’s all very easy.

    For further details, please contact the Cathedral Administrator, Chris Oldham: Transitional Cathedral, Corner of Hereford and Madras Streets, Christchurch Postal Address: PO Box 855 Christchurch 8140 New Zealand E-mail:



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