Dean's Message

A Message from the Dean

Welcome to the Christchurch Transitional Cathedral.

The Transitional Cathedral is a beautiful place to come and visit, so please come on in. Built to the glory of God the quiet simplicity draws people to peace and to prayer and to contemplate the depths of God. When you are inside and look back outside through the wide open doors, the beautiful park setting of Latimer Square is fully in view. Whether you are a visitor, a pilgrim searching for God, or needing a place to pray, the door is open and you are welcome.

The Cathedral is a house of prayer and a place of warm hospitality. Our prayer for those who come is that each person will experience the love of God, not only in the building and through those who offer welcome, but in the services and daily prayers that continue throughout the year. Love is our origin; Love is what we are made for; Love is our fulfilment when our lives on earth come to an end and return to the Source from which we came. Our prayer is that in the Cathedral you will know that God’s love is for you, and for each person who comes.

May the peace of God which passes all understanding be with you always.

Very Rev'd Lawrence Kimberley, Dean of Christchurch