Eucharist (Holy Communion, Mass, Lord’s Supper) is a central sacrament, the source and highlight of all Christian worship. It has the most prominent place in the rhythm of cathedral worship. Both of our Sunday morning services: 8am (Said Eucharist) and 10am (Choral/Sung Eucharist) are based on the liturgies of The New Zealand Prayer Book/He Karakia Mihinare O Aotearoa. During term time, the choir accompanies the 10am Eucharist and draws us to prayer through the singing of congregational and choral music.
Evensong is perhaps the most traditional Anglican service held in the Cathedral and it is this very traditional quality which makes it deeply loved by so many people. The choir sings much of the service which consists of the psalms - a staple of Jewish and Christian worship for 3,000 years - and other texts and anthems from the great Anglican tradition of 500+ years.
Taizé prayer is a distinctive style of meditative prayer developed by an ecumenical community of monks in rural France. A typical Taizé prayer service incorporates periods of silence with meditative readings from Scripture. This is an ecumenical prayer to which people of all religious backgrounds, and none, are warmly welcome
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.
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.
To view our wedding venues, click below.
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 email@example.com.
Funerals and memorials
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 enquire about a funeral at Holy Trinity Cathedral please call the office on 09 303 9500 or send an email below.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org
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.
To enquire about the young adults group, please contact The Rev'd Ivica Gregurec, on email@example.com.
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.
alert LEVEL 3
Please join us in worship by visiting our Virtual Church below.
The schedule of online services during Alert Level 3 will be:
10am Liturgy of the Word with Spiritual Communion
6pm Evening Prayer
6pm Evening Prayer
9am Staying Connected - From the Dean