Newsletter June 25, 2017

June 22, 2017




Living God’s Love:

Welcoming - Worshipping - Nourishing - Empowering


A very warm welcome to the community of Holy Trinity Cathedral.

If you would like to know more about Cathedral programmes, or receive regular information, please complete one of the blue cards at the rear of the Cathedral or Chapel, and give it to a sides-person or to one of the clergy.




Sentence: God did not send the Son into the world to condemn the world, but in order that the world might be saved through him. John 3:17


Collect: True and faithful God, you give courage to the fearful and endurance to martyrs. Sustain us as followers of your Son Jesus, that with boldness and conviction we may witness for your love to all. We ask this through our Lord Jesus Christ, who is alive and reigns with you, in the unity of the Holy Spirit, one God, now and for ever. Amen.



8am & 10am: Jeremiah 20:7-13; 2 Romans 6:1b-11; Matthew 10:24-39
9am: Jeremiah 20:7-13; Matthew 10:24-39
5pm: 1 Samuel 24:1-17; Luke 14:12-24



"I’ve met so many who have lost so much. But they never lose their dreams for their children or their desire to better our world. They ask for little in return – only our support in their time of greatest need"

— UN Secretary-General, António Guterres


Refugees are never far from the news headlines, it seems, but they are especially to the fore at the present moment with International Refugee Day earlier this week, and our Cathedral team of stalwarts – Ivica, Susannah, Caitlin and Joel – having just finished their days of living on refugee rations and raising $3483.10 in the process. Well done, team!  This evening we have David Lawson of Christian World Service continuing the theme at Evensong.


Wellington’s Bishop Justin Duckworth went to Parliament on Refugee Day to encourage MPs to sign a pledge to double NZ’s current annual refugee intake to 1500. Our Anglican and Catholic Church leaders had earlier made such a plea, and declared the readiness of the Christian community to help this happen on the ground.


While the quota is set to increase to 1000 next year, this will only slightly raise NZ’s world rating of 96th, in terms of refugees accepted on a per capita basis.


Jesus, in his earliest years, knew the experience of having to flee to another country. His followers should be amongst the first to receive and welcome those who have nowhere to lay their heads.


Bruce and Diane

Services Today:


8am – Eucharist Bishop Selwyn Chapel

Presider: The Rev Bruce Keeley

Preacher: The Rev Dr Robert S Heaney


9am – Holy Communion St Stephens Chapel, Judge Street160yr Anniversary of signing of Constitution

The Right Rev Ross Bay


10am – Sung Eucharist, The Nave

Presider: The Rev Diane Miller-Keeley

Preacher: The Rev Dr Robert S Heaney

Morning tea – in the Visitors Centre after the 10am service


5pm – Choral Evensong

Officiant: The Rev Ivica Gregurec

Preacher: David Lawson (CWS)


8.00 pm – Taizé Prayer, Bishop Selwyn Chapel



Today's Preacher

Congratulations to Canon David Dang on his 60th anniversary of ordination as priest.

The Rev. Robert S. Heaney, Ph.D, D.Phil. was ordained a priest in the Church of Ireland, and has been active in parishes in Ireland, England, Tanzania, and America.

He currently serves as the director of the Centre for Anglican Communion Studies and is associate professor of Christian mission at Virginia Theological Seminary.



Jammies in June

Small gestures create the biggest impact! Remember our Jammies in June appeal led by Kidz First. Bring new jammies to the office during the week or place them in the basket at the back of the Cathedral. Thank you to those who have already responded!



Tuesday 20th June

World Refugee Day

Congratulations to the Cathedral Team who raised $3483.10 for Operation Refugee 2017. To all those who made this possible a very big thank you.


Monday 26 June at 7pm


Open4EM meets at the home of Pam and Graham Rose for a shared meal and discussion. For more information please call Nola Smith (ph 6265531) or Mariana Nordmark (ph 0274909248)


Saturday 1 July

Concert in Bishop Selwyn Chapel

Holly Christina, one of our regular Welcomers will perform some of the music from her new album, 7th Heaven. The Auckland singer-songwriter produces acoustic-pop music, with a melodic blend of pure vocal and rhythmic guitar. Tickets from iTICKET or at the door - $15.



Sunday 2 July

Farewell for Bruce and Diane

If you would like to contribute to a thank you gift please do so by internet banking, account number: BNZ 02 0192 0031919 01, Ref MKS, or hand in to the office or wardens. Thank you.    Caroline Oliver


Thursday 6 July at 7.30pm

Installation of Rev Anne Mills as Dean of Auckland

Please diarise this important occasion and bring a plate and preferably two for a light supper afterwards.


Sunday 16 July at 3pm

Stephen Vincent, the organist at St Luke’s, Remuera, will perform the last in our series celebrating the restoration of the St Mary’s organ. Tickets available from iTICKET or at the door.


Thursday 3 August 7.30pm

Bishop Selwyn Lecture House-hunting and Home-coming: Understanding Space and Spirituality

This will be the theme of this year’s Bishop Selwyn Lecture, by The Very Reverend Professor Martyn Percy, Dean of Christchurch, Oxford.

Martyn’s visit will coincide with the NZ Deans’ conference; he will also be our guest preacher at both morning services on Sunday 6 August.


Wednesday 9 August at 7pm

Sir Paul Reeves Memorial Lecture 2017 Massey University – Albany

Theme:  Restoration, Redress, Reconciliation – a reflection on the experience of the Parihaka community and how contemporary and historical grievances in this modern era of Treaty settlements can be resolved.

Speakers:  Judge Sarah Reeves and Puna Wano-Bryant

To register please email:

More information, back of the Nave.


Job Vacancy

Assistant to the Operations Manger 6 month contract, 16 hours per week. Immediate start. Admin duties and assistance with all other facets of Cathedral Operations. Strong MS Word and Excel essential. Contact Charlotte on



We pray for those who have died and remember those whose anniversaries occur at this time especially Annabelle Temple. May they rest in peace and may light perpetual shine on them.


PRAYERS FOR THE CHURCH: For our Bishops, Ross and Jim, and for our partner Bishop, Kito, Bishop of Te Tai Tokerau. For Anne and Chris Mills and their family as they make their transition from St Mark’s Remuera to the Cathedral, and for the preparations for Anne’s installation as Dean.


PRAYERS FOR NZ:  For needy families, in poor housing, who will receive donated winter pyjamas, and others whose needs have gone un-noticed.For social workers, counsellors, nurses & doctors who work with the most vulnerable in our city.


PRAYERS FOR THE WORLD: For the victims of the fire in the Grenfell Tower in London, and for civic leaders as they investigate where responsibility lies, and attend to the needs of those who have lost everything in the tragedy.


Cathedral Prayer Chain is a group of parishioners committed to respond promptly to any requests for confidential prayer.

Contact: Lynette Wright (09 845 0260)




Weekday Eucharist:

Bishop Selwyn Chapel

Mon to Fri at 12:15pm


Weekday Evensong:

Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday at 5:45pm







8.00am  Eucharist – Bishop Selwyn Chapel

 Presiding Priest: The Reverend Bruce Keeley

 Preacher: The Reverend Diane Miller-Keeley

 Readings: Jeremiah 28:5-9; Romans 6:12-23; Matthew 10:40-42


9.00am  Holy Communion (BCP) – St Stephen’s Chapel, Judge Street

 Presiding Priest & Preacher: The Reverend Dr Noel Derbyshire

 Readings: Jeremiah 28:5-9; Matthew 10:40-42


10.00am Choral Eucharist – Cathedral Nave

 Presiding Priest: The Reverend Bruce Keeley

 Preacher: The Rev Diane Miller-Keeley

 Readings: Jeremiah 28:5-9; Romans 6:12-23; Matthew 10:40-42


5.00pm Choral Evensong – The Chancel

 Officiant: The Reverend Ivica Gregurec

 Preacher: The Reverend Bruce Keeley

 Readings: 1 Samuel 28:3-19; Luke 17:20-37


8.00 pm Taize Prayer - Bishop Selwyn Chapel

Cathedral Office Hours: Monday to Friday 9am to 5pm



Priests-in-Charge: The Rev Diane Miller-Keeley &                   

                              The Rev Bruce Keeley                                                  09-303 9502

Cathedral Precentor: The Reverend Ivica Gregurec                                  09-303 9504

Director of Music: Michael Stoddart                                                           09-303 9508

Cathedral Organist: Philip Smith                                                                 09-303 9509

Operations Manager: Charlotte Antonievich                                               09-281 3523

Cathedral Secretary: Merle Abbot                                                              09-281 3746

Events Manager: June Pitman                                                                    09-303 9503

Accounts: Marion Paterson                                                                         09-303 9505

Custodian: Joe Moncur                                                                               09-303 9500



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