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
Behold I bring you glad tidings of great joy Luke 2:10
On Christmas Day 1814 the Reverend Samuel Marsden, together with his friend Nga Puhi Chief Ruatara, preached these words from St Luke's Gospel to local Maori at Oihi Bay, in the Bay of Islands. That day
marked the beginnings of the Good News of Jesus Christ becoming part of the story of Aotearoa New Zealand. On Christmas Day 2014 church leaders from across the denominations, and led by our Anglican
Archbishops, will gather again at Oihi in celebration to remember the events of 1814, and afterwards, and to pray for the Church today committing ourselves anew to Christ's mission.
Here at Holy Trinity Cathedral our Advent and Christmas Services also call back to celebrate this important event in our Christian history and to pray for the future as we continue to be people of faith in our
day. We warmly invite you to join with us in worship in this holy season as we proclaim the glad tidings of great joy-Emmanuel-God with us! Full details of our 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 2015 .