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.
The advertising, shopping mania, end of year diaries and dense traffic all remind us that Advent his here and that Christmas is coming! At the heart of all this delightful mayhem is the greatest story the world has ever known, the gift of God's transforming love for all the world made known to us in the birth, life, death and resurrection of Jesus Christ. In a very counter cultural way Advent calls us to pause, to know this good news for ourselves and to commit ourselves again to live and proclaim that that good news in our world.
This Christmas so many around the globe are experiencing the horror of war and displacement, and the grief, fear and uncertainty created by terrorism. The heart of the good news that defines this season is a message of peace, hope, love and joy for all. As we read the news and lament and feel powerless over other's choices, each of us can choose to know and make known that good news.
Here at Holy Trinity Cathedral our Advent and Christmas Services call us back to the truth of our Christian faith and to the good news of Christ for all the world. They also call us onwards, as we seek to be messengers of the good news in our families, communities, work places, cities and in our world. We hope that you can join us in worship in this sacred season. You are very welcome.
Full details of our Advent, Christmas and January worship are here on the Cathedral website.
On behalf of the Cathedral Council and staff we wish you and your families every blessing this Christmas and good wishes for 2016.
The Very Reverend Jo Kelly-Moore