Transitional Cathedral, Christchurch, New Zealand


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WELCOME TO CHRISTCHURCH TRANSITIONAL CATHEDRAL

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 now open and 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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COMING UP AT THE TRANSITIONAL CATHEDRAL ...

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

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Lent at the Transitional Cathedral

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Details of all our Lenten and Easter services and events are in the flyer, which you can download by clicking on the link below:

Lent 2015

Lent 2015.pdf 342.05 kB

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AN EVENING WITH ALLYSON GOFTON

Allyson Gofton for cathedral main page SM

Renowned chef, Allyson Gofton will be speaking in the Cathedral on Wednesday 6 May at 7.00pm

With music by the Cathedral Choir

Tickets on sale now from Ticketek and the Cathedral $20ea.  Click HERE to go to the Ticketek website.

Copies of Allyson's new book will be available, which she will be happy to sign.

Proceeds of the evening go to supporting Cathedral Music.

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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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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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MONDAY 23 MARCH

12.05pm Holy Communion

TUESDAY 24 MARCH

12.05pm Holy Communion with Prayers for Healing

5.30pm Choral Evensong sung by the Cathedral Choir

WEDNESDAY 25 MARCH 

7.30am Holy Communion & breakfast

12.05pm Holy Communion in the Celtic tradition

5.30pm Choral Evensong sung by the Cathedral Choir

THURSDAY 26 MARCH

12.05pm Holy Communion in Te Reo Maori

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

7.30pm Lenten Study Group (please call the Cathedral on 366.0046 to register for these studies)

FRIDAY 27 MARCH

12.05pm Holy Communion

4.30pm Choral Evensong sung by choristers of the Cathedral Choir

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SUNDAY 29 MARCH 2015 - PALM SUNDAY

8.00am Holy Communion

10.00am Choral Eucharist 

      Sermon: Rt Revd Victoria Matthews, Bishop of Christchurch

      Music: The Cathedral Choir

5.00pm Choral Evensong

      Reflection: Ven Nick Mountfort, Acting Dean

      Music: The Cathedral Choir

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HOLY WEEK AT THE CATHEDRAL

Monday

12.05pm Holy Communion

Tuesday 

12.05pm Holy Communion

5.30pm  Choral Evensong sung by the Cathedral Choir

Wednesday

7.30am Holy Communion

12.05pm Holy Communion

5.30pm  Choral Evensong sung by the Cathedral Choir

MAUNDY THURSDAY

8.00pm  Service of Shadows.  Followed by the Eucharist and the stripping of the altar.

    Officiant: Acting Dean Nick Mountfort

GOOD FRIDAY

11.00am Meditation on the Cross

     Officiant: Acting Dean Nick Mountfort

7.00pm  ‘To the Cross’ The Cathedral Choir sings the music of Passiontide

 

SUNDAY 4 APRIL ~ EASTER DAY 

8.00am  Holy Communion

10.00am Festival Eucharist

    Preacher: Ven Nick Mountfort, Acting Dean

    Celebrant:  Revd Canon Rosalie Hoddinott 

    Music: The Cathedral Choir

5.00pm Choral Evensong

    Officiant: Ven Nick Mountfort, Acting Dean

    Sermon: Rt Revd Dr David Coles, retired Bishop of Christchurch

    Music: The Cathedral Choir

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SERVICE MUSIC FOR MARCH.  To download a copy of the Choir Music List for March, click on the link below:

Music Schedule - March 2015

For the Music for Passiontide & Easter click on this link:

Music Schedule - Passiontide and Easter 2015


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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Dean of Christchurch

Appointment pending.

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Venerable Nick Mountfort

Venerable Nick Mountfort

Acting Dean

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Chris Oldham

Chris Oldham

Cathedral Administrator & Verger

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Carolyn Harmon

Carolyn Harmon

General Manager

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John Linker

John Linker

Director of Music

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Nicky Lee

Nicky Lee

Cathedral Deacon & 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.

Currently the School is, of course, supporting the Cricket World Cup!

To visit the School's website click contact below or the photo above:

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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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Weddings

Weddings

The Transitional Cathedral is available for weddings and we welcome your enquiry.  Please see Wedding Information below for further details:

Wedding Info 2014

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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
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