Newsletter 2 July, 2017

June 30, 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: All peoples, clap your hands. Cry to God with shouts of joy! Psalm 47:1


Collect: God of hospitality, even a glass of water given in your name is rewarded beyond measure. Fill our hearts with love that we welcome all in your name, through Jesus Christ your Son our Lord, who is alive and reigns with you, in the unity of the Holy Spirit, one God, now and for ever. Amen.



8am & 10am: Jeremiah 28:5-9; Romans 6:12-23; Matthew 10:40-42
9am: Jeremiah 28:5-9; Matthew 10:40-42
5pm: Job 38:1,4-11; Mark 4:35-41



Heraclitus of Ephesus, Greek philosopher from the 5th Century BCE, is credited with the familiar maxim that ‘the only constant is change’. The Cathedral has experienced so much change through the years of the Selwyn Vision project; and this week will be no exception, as a new Dean is installed on Thursday, and we welcome the Mills family – Anne and Chris, Emma and Kate – into our midst.


For us, it will be the end of another phase of ‘retired’ ministry. During the past six months, we have been blessed to have Ivica Gregurec as our clergy colleague (just 4 weeks ahead of us in knowledge of how HTC works!) and a great team to work with in the Cathedral office. It has been a delight to witness the installation and dedication of the Nicholson organ and the restoration of the St Mary’s organ; and to learn so much about the distinctive ministry and mission which a cathedral’s generous space can offer through music and liturgy, welcome and hospitality.


We are grateful for this opportunity to get to know many of you better and, after a judicious absence, we will continue to consider ourselves part of this community of faith. Thank you for your support and encouragement during our time ‘up front’.


May you know the constancy of God’s grace through the exciting changes ahead.


Bruce and Diane

Services Today:


8am – Eucharist Bishop Selwyn Chapel

Presider: The Rev Bruce Keeley

Preacher: The Rev Diane Miller-Keeley


Coffee and muffins in the Friends Room afterwards.


9am – Holy Communion St Stephens Chapel, Judge Street

The Rev Dr Noel Derbyshire


10am – Sung Eucharist, FAREWELL FOR DIANE AND BRUCE, The Nave

Presider: The Rev Bruce Keeley

Preacher: The Rev Diane Miller-Keeley

Morning tea – in the Visitors Centre after the 10am service. All welcome.


5pm – Choral Evensong, Sea Sunday Service

Officiant: The Rev Ivica Gregurec

Homilist: The Rev Bruce Keeley


8.00 pm – Taizé Prayer, Bishop Selwyn Chapel



Sea Sunday

You are warmly invited to join with seafarers of every age in the Cathedral at 5pm this evening for a Service of Choral Evensong to give thanks to God for the tremendous gift that the sea is to our island nation, and to pray for those whose lives and livelihoods are most closely connected with it.


Jammies in June

Last chance to help us reach our 2017 target of 150. We need about 50 more! So, bring new jammies to the office during the week or place them in the basket at the back of the Cathedral. The basket will be out next week too. Please show your support if you haven’t already. Thank you to those who have already responded!


Music Department

As we approach the end of Term II the choir and choristers prepare to take a very well-earned break. The last service of term with the full choir will be evensong on Sunday 9th July (the choristers finish on Thursday 6th July). There will be a Sung Eucharist with cantor at 10am on Sunday 16th July, and we are delighted that the St Mary’s Singers will lead both 10 am Eucharist and 5 pm Choral Evensong on Sunday 23rd July. Many thanks to them for providing this continuity to our worship. The choirs return to sing services again from Sunday 30th July.


Tuesday 4 / Wednesday 5 July

Davis Funerals Talk and Tour

TUES 4 JULY 5.30-7pm

Henderson Chapel & Crematorium, Henderson

WED 5 JULY 5.30-7pm

Grange Manor Chapel & Care Centre, Mt Eden

See notice board for details or contact Donna on 09 392 9857,


Thursday 6 July at 7.30pm

Installation of Rev Anne Mills as Dean of Auckland

You are invited to join us this Thursday evening in the Nave for our new Dean’s installation service. Please bring a plate or two for a light celebratory supper afterwards. See you there!


Sunday 16 July

St Mary's Organ Concert

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:


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 especially Dorothy June Bowen and remember those whose anniversaries occur at this time especially Phoenix Headland. 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 as they settle into the Deanery, and for Anne’s installation on Thursday as Dean of Auckland.


PRAYERS FOR NZ:  For all members of the NZ Police, Search and Rescue, Ambulance and Fire Services who risk their own safety in ensuring the welfare of others.For all whose livelihoods depend on the sea, and for the Mission to Seafarers.For greater care for the sea itself and its wildlife, through wise fishing methods and the reduction of pollution


PRAYERS FOR THE WORLD: For innocent people whose lives are defined by conflict and lack of food and shelter in many parts of Africa and the Middle East.


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 at 5:45pm. No Evensong on Thursday.






8.00am  Eucharist – Bishop Selwyn Chapel

 Presiding Priest: The Reverend Ivica Gregurec, Precentor

 Preacher: The Very Reverend Anne Mills, Dean

 Readings: Zechariah 9:9-12; Romans 7:15-25a; Matthew 11:16-19,25-30


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

 Presiding Priest & Preacher: The Reverend Dr Irene Ayallo

 Readings: Zechariah 9:9-12; Matthew 11:16-19,25-30


10.00am Choral Eucharist – Cathedral Nave

 Presiding Priest: The Reverend Ivica Gregurec, Precentor  

 Preacher: The Very Reverend Anne Mills, Dean

 Readings: Zechariah 9:9-12; Romans 7:15-25a; Matthew 11:16-19,25-30


5.00pm Choral Evensong – The Chancel

 Officiant: The Reverend Ivica Gregurec, Precentor  

 Preacher: The Very Reverend Anne Mills, Dean

 Readings: 2 Samuel 2:1-11; 3:1; Luke 18:31-19:10


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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