weekly SERVICES times
REGULAR SERVICES times
8am Eucharist in the Bishop Selwyn Chapel
9am Holy Communion at St Stephen's Chapel
10am Choral Eucharist in the Cathedral Nave
5pm Evensong in the Cathedral Chancel*
8pm Taizé Prayer**
Monday - Thursday
12.15pm Eucharist in the Marsden Chapel
6pm Evensong in the Cathedral Chancel*
*Evensong during school term time only
LIFE'S BIG EVENTS
Baptism and Confirmation
Baptism is the primary sacrament of the Christian Church. The Cathedral baptises both adults and children.
Baptism enables us to make a response to God's love, either through the faith of parents and godparents, or personally as an adult believer. Through baptism we become members of Christ's Church, and are united to the resurrection life of Jesus Christ. Baptism includes images and symbols that express our faith: people, water, font, oil and light.
At Holy Trinity Cathedral, baptism is celebrated when the church meets for worship at the regular Sunday 10am Eucharist, or during a monthly baptismal service, according to your preference.
If you wish to be baptised or have your child baptised, it is expected that you, or in the case of a child both parents, will meet with a member of the Cathedral clergy for preparation and to discuss details of the Service.
Those who are baptised are also invited to make a further profession of their baptism through confirmation at a later date. Each year we offer ‘Confirmation Conversations’. This is a series of meetings, led by a member of the Cathedral clergy, during which people are invited to explore and confirm their faith, or renew their confirmation vows. Our annual Confirmation Service is usually held towards the end of November.
To enquire about baptism or confirmation at Holy Trinity Cathedral please call the office on 09 303 9500.
The marriage service is a service of worship of God. In this context of worship, two people publicly declare their love for each other and promise to journey together in that love for the rest of their lives.
At the Cathedral, we value the opportunity to work with couples thankful to God for their love for each other and wanting to ask God's blessing for the years ahead.
Holy Trinity Cathedral has five different worship spaces available for your wedding.
Image: Patrick Reynolds
Please click the box below to view the Wedding Booklet for all information about worship spaces and everything you need to know about holding your wedding at Holy Trinity Cathedral.
To enquire about holding a wedding at Holy Trinity Cathedral, please fill out the Wedding Enquiry Form below and send the completed form to the Cathedral wedding administrator at .
To view our wedding venues, click below.
The grief of the death of a loved one is one of life's greatest challenges. It is our privilege to support you on that journey of saying goodbye.
The clergy at Holy Trinity Cathedral are available to meet and pray with you, and to assist in the planning of a funeral service. The Cathedral offers several venues for funeral or memorial services - the Cathedral Nave or Chancel, the Bishop Selwyn Chapel, or St Mary's-in-Holy Trinity. In addition, St Stephen's Chapel, Judge's Bay, can accommodate small funerals.
Funeral services are based on the Order of Service in A New Zealand Prayer Book /He Karakia Mihinare O Aotearoa. At the heart of that service is an expression of Christian hope. The introduction to the service says Christians have always believed that there is hope in death, as in life, and that there is renewed life in Christ after death.
To view our funeral venues, please click below. To enquire about a funeral at Holy Trinity Cathedral please call the office on 09 303 9500.
The Trinity Garden - Columbaria and interment of ashes
The Holy Trinity Cathedral precinct offers the opportunity for the permanent memorial of loved ones. in The Trinity Garden, adjacent to St Mary's-in-Holy Trinity and in front of the Bishop Selwyn Chapel, includes five columbaria for the interring of ashes. The Trinity Garden is also home to a grass labyrinth and quiet spaces for contemplation and remembrance. You are always welcome.
We would be glad to meet with you to discuss possibilities for remembrance here at Holy Trinity Cathedral.
To enquire about the interment of ashes at Holy Trinity Cathedral, please call the office on 09 303 9500.
CHILDREN AND YOUNG PEOPLE
Ministry with and for children, young people and their families is an important and vibrant part of our Cathedral life. We are committed to Christian education for young people and their families, and having as much fun together as we can while we learn.
Young people meet every Sunday in term time during our 10am Choral Eucharist. We recognise that life for young families is busy and we will be glad to welcome you whenever life offers the opportunity.
Cathedral Kids (2-11 Years)
Cathedral Kids is a collection of the youngest members of Holy Trinity Cathedral. With a dedicated team of volunteer teachers this group meets every Sunday of term time during the 10am Eucharist for games, fun and to learn about the Bible.
Upper Room (12-18 Years)
Upper Room begins with worship in the Nave before meeting together in the Bishop Selwyn Chapel to begin discussion together about faith and life as Christian teenagers. Led by a fantastic team of volunteer teachers from diverse backgrounds this is an excellent place of learning and fun.
To enquire about the Children and Families programme, please contact the Children and Families Minister, Ofa Langi, at HTCKathedralKids@gmail.com.
PRAYER AND CARE
The living out of Holy Trinity Cathedral's Mission Statement includes prayer and care for those who are part of the Cathedral Community and those who may visit the Cathedral for the first time. Care can include a visit from a member of the pastoral team or one of the clergy with options including prayer and Home Communion.
Cathedral Prayer Chain
The Cathedral Prayer Chain is a group of parishioners who respond promptly to specific prayer requests from individuals and families, as well as praying for those who have accepted the invitation to receive specific prayer. The Prayer Chain meets together throughout the year and is supported and guided by the Cathedral clergy.
If you have a prayer request or would like to join the Prayer Chain, please contact the office on
09 303 9500 or email@example.com
Taizé prayer consists of simple, often Scriptural, phrases that are repeated. The central part of the prayer is a period of silence. This is a new ministry at Holy Trinity Cathedral and we are pleased to be offering space for this contemplative type of prayer.
We meet every Sunday at 8pm during the University Semester, in the Bishop Selwyn Chapel.
This is an ecumenical prayer to which people of all religious backgrounds, and none, are warmly welcome!
We are currently organising a group for young adults and we invite all young people, aged between 17 – 25 to get in touch and connect. The initial meeting will be on Friday, 5 May, at 7 pm in the Bishop Monteith Visitors' Centre at Holy Trinity Cathedral. We hope you will join us and invite others.
To enquire about the young adults group, please contact The Rev'd Ivica Gregurec, on firstname.lastname@example.org.
Open4EM is a study and reflection group that meets fortnightly on a Monday evening for a shared meal and discussion. The agenda can include a book of the Bible, last Sunday's sermon, church history, a current topical issue, or theological reflection. The agenda is wide and engaging. New members are always welcome.
To enquire about the Open4EM Group, please contact the office on 09 303 9500 or email@example.com
The Community of Trinity is an intentional non-residential community influenced by the monastic tradition. Hosted by Holy Trinity Cathedral, and with a focus on prayer, spiritual practice, service and formation, each member learns to nurture a growing and sustainable relationship with God.
Members experience a year of shared life and learn spiritual practices, which will deepen their engagement in their churches and in every sector of society. Participants maintain their regular work or study routines and continue to worship with their usual communities, but commit an additional evening a week to gather together at the Cathedral. In addition, the Community of Trinity meets for retreats and times to hold the City and Diocese in prayer.
The Bishop Selwyn Chapel in Holy Trinity Cathedral is the Community’s regular gathering space.