From Wellington Cathedral of St Paul
Welcome to Wellington Cathedral, in the Anglican Diocese of Wellington. Situated within the parliamentary precinct of New Zealand's capital city, we are a vibrant and diverse community of people drawn together to worship God through fine liturgy, good music, stimulating preaching and a sense of belonging. We invite you to explore our sacred space. The Cathedral is open to visitors daily 10am - 4pm.
Welcome! Naumai, haere mai! Ni sa bula vinaka!
a sacred space of
A Prayer to pray during our Cathedral Interregnum
Almighty & everliving God, you have given your Holy Spirit to the Church to lead us into all truth: bless us your Cathedral family with the Spirit’s grace and presence as we prepare to welcome a new Dean and seek to discern good directions for our future together. Keep us steadfast in faith & united in love that together we may walk the ways of your kingdom; Through Jesus Christ your Son our Lord. Amen
APPOINTMENT – DEAN OF WELLINGTON
The Wardens are delighted to advise that an offer of appointment has been made and accepted for the position of Dean of Wellington. A formal announcement, delayed because the appointee’s existing overseas travel commitments preclude advice to his present parish until his return, will be made on Sunday 30th June when Bishop Justin will join us at the 10am service. We appreciate that this timing may be frustrating for parishioners, however, we are sure that you will understand our new Dean’s desire to notify his present parish in person. He will take up the appointment in January 2014.
The Wardens are working with Bishop Justin to ensure that the Cathedral is appropriately staffed for the rest of the interregnum, and hope to be able to tell you more about that shortly.
Janet Brown, Tony Fryer, Briar Gordon [Nominators] April 21, 2013
Wellington Cathedral: Head and Heart
This booklet was published in 1972 as part of the fundraising effort to complete the cathedral. It is a fascinating snapshot of the cathedral at the time, and is available as a PDF by clicking here. It is a large file (16mb) and as such will take a little time to load.
Thank God it's Friday! The music department is delighted to announce details of our new recital series. Celebrate the end of the working week with music in the beautiful Wellington Cathedral of St Paul. Recitals take place nearly every Friday, commence at 12.45pm and last no longer than 30 minutes. There is no admission fee, but a retiring collection will be taken to help cover costs.
Click here for more information.
Annual General Meeting
was held Sunday 10th March
Vestry for 2013-2014:
Bishop's Warden: Janet Brown
People's Warden: Tony Fryer
Annual Reports for 2012 may be read here Annual Reports (pdf)
The Priest in Charge’s Report: more...
What's in the Cathedral Shop?
The compact Shop, in the Cathedral Office on the corner of Hill & Molesworth Sts, offers a range of Cathedral related & specialist cards, CDs, NZ Prayer books, and hymn books. Open:
- Monday to Friday: 10am – 4.00pm
CDs featuring the Cathedral Choir.
- Service of Shadows - an unusual collection of Kyries sung on Good Friday, and a Lenten Choral Evensong.
Holding crosses - beautiful hand-shaped crosses made from recycled kauri (comes out of Parliament) with a touch of paua shell inserted - uniquely New Zealand. A great little gift.
Also a new range of colourful ceramic jewellery from local artist Marilyn Couper, Hooked on Hearts, crosses and hearts, pendants and brooches/badges.
Cathedral Cyber Tour
Click this link and discover parts of the Cathedral you didn't know existed - and then come and see the real thing!
Where to now?
There is a large amount of information on this site. Take some time to explore. Here are some pages you may find interesting:
- Service Times for details of Sunday and Special Services in June 2013
- Sermons preached in the Cathedral.
- Take an online tour of the Cathedral.
- Cathedral News: a monthly publication.
- Families and Children: information for those with young families.
- Read about the history of the Cathedral
- Pictures: photos taken in recent months
Use the menu bar at the top of the page to find your way to other pages.
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