Dean's Message

A Message from the Dean for Easter

Alleluia, Christ is Risen!
He is Risen indeed, Alleluia!

Welcome to the Christchurch Transitional Cathedral.

The Cathedral is celebrating Eastertide, proclaiming with joy the Good News that Christ is risen, that in Christ a new age has dawned, the long reign of sin is ended, a broken world is renewed, and humanity is made whole once again. The Cathedral is looking beautiful, bedecked with flowers, an Easter Garden and with the large Paschal Candle proclaiming that the eternal light of Christ overcomes the darkness of death. A large Icon of the resurrection shows the risen Christ reaching out to a divided humanity, reconciling those who are alienated from each other and from God to create a renewed humanity. Our prayer is that all who visit this beautiful Cathedral will experience the peace of the risen Christ and know that his love is for everyone.

As always, 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.

Through the resurrection of Christ, may God grant you healing, fulfil his promises. bless you with eternal life and bring you to the joy of heave which lasts forever.


The Very Rev'd Lawrence Kimberley, Dean of Christchurch