Jo Kelly-Moore Dean
Celebrating God's love
Warm greetings and welcome to Holy Trinity Cathedral, the spiritual centre and focus for the Anglican Diocese of Auckland and a significant place of gathering for the people of Auckland, the wider region and Aotearoa New Zealand. As a place of worship, gathering, the arts and learning, we are a community of people who are committed to celebrating the love of God for all. Out of that love, we are committed to offering a warm welcome, to being creative in worship, to nourishing community, both local and beyond, and to encouraging each other in Christian service in our daily life and work.
Eastertide is the articulation of the truth which is at the heart of our Christian faith, of Christ crucified and risen. The reality of the cross and empty tomb proclaim that, in God, life defeats death and that love is greater than the worst humanity can do. We are also reminded and challenged that this kind of love is love in action, a love we are called to bring to life as we care for others and for our world. Here at the Cathedral this Eastertide we are offering our ongoing support to the Diocese of Polynesia in the wake of Cyclone Winston. As media, and therefore public, attention goes off the devastation in the pacific, the work of rebuilding is only just beginning. As well as sending practical support in sheets, towels and blankets for families in need, we are also supporting Habitat for Humanity NZ's work on the ground there of rebuilding houses. Closer to home, our partnership with the Auckland City Mission is an important way in which we demonstrate love in action and we look forward to supporting the new City Missioner Chris Farrelly, who begins in June this year, and to welcoming him to the Cathedral.
Love in action is also about having our doors wide open to welcome the thousands of people who gather here each month. Selwyn's Vision is part of that mission and, in this Easter season, we will see work continue to complete the Bishop Selwyn Chapel (look out for a July opening), St Mary's organ removed for restoration and half of the new Cathedral organ arrive for installation this year.
We hope that you can join us in worship or, if you are just passing through, to visit the Cathedral. We look forward to welcoming you.
Jo Kelly-Moore, Dean