Transitional Cathedral, Christchurch, New Zealand


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WELCOME TO CHRISTCHURCH'S TRANSITIONAL CATHEDRAL

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A prayer for those concerned about violence in the world

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Following the tragedy in Nice, the Cathedral is taking this time to invite people to light a candle for all those who have died at the hands of violence anywhere in the world ...

Compassionate God and Father of all,
we are horrified at violence
in so many parts of the world.
It seems that none are safe,
and some are terrified.

Hold back the hands that kill and maim;
turn around the hearts that hate.
Grant instead your strong Spirit of Peace -
peace that passes our understanding
but changes lives,
through Jesus Christ our Lord.
Amen.
[from The Church of England]

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The "Cardboard" Cathedral

Cathedral by night

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 ...

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

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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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COMING UP SOON ~ TICKETS SELLING NOW!

JW Recital

Organ Recital ~ Jeremy Woodside

Former Assistant organist at this Cathedral and former Organ Scholar at Westminster Abbey

Sunday 31 July at 2.00pm

Tickets on sale now from the Cathedral shop or via this website (see further down the page)

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Ceilidh

We're holding a Ceilidh in September!! Not sure what that is? Have a look at the poster. It will be fun! Get your tickets and come along!!

Cathedral ceilidh

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The next in the Organ Recital Series is Tuesday 1 November ~ Music for All Saints

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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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Morning Prayer is said Monday to Friday at 8.30am. All welcome

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Monday 25 July

12.05 Holy Eucharist

Tuesday 26 July

12.05pm Holy Eucharist with prayers for healing

5.30pm Choral Evensong sung by the Cathedral Choir

Wednesday 27 July

12.05pm Holy Eucharist in the Celtic tradition

5.30pm Choral Evensong sung by the Cathedral Choir

Thursday 28 July

12.05pm Holy Eucharist in te reo Maori

No evening service today

Friday 29 July

12.05pm Holy Eucharist

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

Saturday 30 July

12.05pm Midday Prayer

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Sunday 31 July ~ 16th Sunday in Ordinary Time

8.00am Holy Eucharist    

10.00am   Choral Eucharist

     Preacher: Dean Lawrence Kimberley

     Music: The Cathedral Choir

2.00pm Organ Recital by Jeremy Woodside

     

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5.00pm Choral Evensong & Installation of Canons

     Preacher: Bishop Victoria Matthews

      Music: The Cathedral Choir

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Monday 1 August

12.05 Holy Eucharist

Tuesday 2 August

12.05pm Holy Eucharist with prayers for healing

5.30pm Choral Evensong sung by the Cathedral Choir

Wednesday 3 August

12.05pm Holy Eucharist in the Celtic tradition

5.30pm Choral Evensong sung by the Cathedral Choir

Thursday 4 August

12.05pm Holy Eucharist in te reo Maori

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

Friday 5 August

12.05pm Holy Eucharist

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

Saturday 6 July

12.05pm Midday Prayer

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Sunday 7 August ~ Transitional Cathedral Dedication Festival

8.00am Holy Eucharist    

10.00am   Choral Eucharist

     Preacher: Associate Dean Stephanie Robson

     Music: The Cathedral Choir

5.00pm Choral Evensong

     Reflection: Associate Dean Stephanie Robson

      Music: The Cathedral Choir

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SERVICE MUSIC.  The new music list for Term III 2016 can be downloaded here.

Music List - TERM 3 2016

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JEREMY WOODSIDE ORGAN RECITAL

Sunday 31 July at 2.00pm.  All tickets $15.00

$ 15.00 NZD

CEILIDH ~ Live music and dancing - Scottish style!

$ 50.00 NZD
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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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.

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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Very Revd Lawrence Kimberley

Very Revd Lawrence Kimberley

Dean of Christchurch

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Revd Stephanie Robson

Revd Stephanie Robson

Associate Dean

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Chris Oldham (the one on the right)

Chris Oldham (the one on the right)

Cathedral Administrator

Chapter Secretary

Verger

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Nicky Lee

Nicky Lee

Cathedral Deacon

Volunteer Manager

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John Linker

John Linker

Director of Music

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Appointment pending

Assistant Organist

Cathedral Regulars Email List

If you are a member of the worshipping community at the Cathedral and would like to sign up to the email list to receive information, please click on CONTACT below and follow the prompts.

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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:

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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
The initial donation figure noted here is NZ $10. If you wish to donate a larger amount please click on the 'Donate more' option. This option retains the original NZ$10 and adds an additional figure up to your total.