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New to Holy Trinity?

Welcome to Holy Trinity Cathedral, Auckland.


Whilst Holy Trinity is a Cathedral, it is also a parish church and has an active and welcoming community that counts Holy Trinity as their spiritual home. Our congregation includes families and singles, children and seniors, and a diversity of ethnicities, races, interests and backgrounds as wide as the world itself.

Holy Trinity offers a regular rhythm of worship six days a week, which everyone is most welcome to attend. Service details are found here.


The Cathedral’s mission statement: Living God’s Love:  Welcoming, Worshipping, Nourishing, Empowering is the umbrella under which the community of Holy Trinity operates.  


The Very Reverend Anne Mills, installed as Dean of Auckland on Thursday 6 July 2017, leads the Cathedral community.


For those who are new to Holy Trinity, we host several ‘Newcomers’ Events’ throughout the year which provide an opportunity to learn more about the Cathedral, to meet some of the community and to share in hospitality. Details of these are always advertised well in advance, and more information can be found in our Cathedral newsletter or obtained from the Cathedral Office.


Holy Trinity Cathedral is an Anglican church and is the seat of the Bishop of Auckland - The Right Reverend Ross Bay. The Cathedral is a well-known landmark in Auckland and is a place where diverse people come to celebrate, find solace, for peace and quiet, to connect with others, to serve and be served, to be entertained, and to learn.


The Cathedral is sought out as a destination for visitors from all over the world, as it offers remarkable and diverse architecture, wonderful stained-glass windows, choral music which transports the listener and artworks by significant New Zealand artists - a uniquely New Zealand experience. The Cathedral is easily accessed by the Inner Link bus, the Outer Link bus, and is Stop 4 on the Auckland Hop On-Hop Off Explorer bus service.


In addition to being a place of worship, Holy Trinity Cathedral is a significant venue for the performing arts within the city of Auckland with a number of events throughout the year. All are welcome to attend these events.  


Click here for more information about upcoming concerts, lectures, recitals and other events. To be notified about upcoming events at Holy Trinity Cathedral, please join our monthly mailing list.   


Thank you for your interest in Holy Trinity Cathedral. We look forward to welcoming you here.



Holy Trinity Cathedral is able to offer a high standard of worship and welcome because of the energy, skills and enthusiasm of our many volunteers.

It has been shown that volunteers feel more socially connected, may have improved physical health—including lower blood pressure and a longer lifespan, gain confidence, acquire new skills, have fun, and reap a great sense of contribution. Volunteering can also count towards the Duke of Edinburgh scheme. Great reasons to become involved!

We are always keen to welcome anyone who would like to share of their talents in the areas of:

  • Cathedral Welcomers

  • Administrants and servers

  • Gardening Group

  • Cathedral Choirs

  • Sidespeople

  • Hospitality

  • Fun-raising and Fund-raising

  • Brass cleaning and dusting

  • Cathedral Governance

  • Helping out with Cathedral Kids and Youth Group

  • Flower arranging

  • Ironing and mending of robes, vestments and linens


Full training is available for all of these areas. Thank you for considering playing your part in our vibrant Cathedral life.

To enquire about volunteering in any of these areas at the Cathedral, please contact the office on 09 303 9500 or 

cathedral welcomers


The Cathedral Welcomers offer a significant ministry within the life Holy Trinity Cathedral.

Welcomers are found at the door of Holy Trinity Cathedral offering a warm welcome to visitors and tourists as they come to visit both St Mary's and the Cathedral.

The Welcomers find it an enriching experience meeting people from around Aotearoa New Zealand and the world.

Each Welcomer volunteers time as they are able, anywhere from once a week to once a month.  The Cathedral opens its doors to visitors seven days a week, 10am – 3pm.

If you would like to know more about the Welcomers, please contact the Welcomers Coordinator here.

auckland city mission


Holy Trinity Cathedral is proud to support the Auckland City Mission and its work in the wider community for those that need support during a difficult time.


Thousands of Aucklanders have relied on the services of the Auckland City Mission at some point in their lives. The Auckland City Mission provides unique and specialised health and social services to marginalised Aucklanders. The Mission offers hope to individuals and families who may be experiencing a temporary setback or a long-term problem that needs expert attention.

You can be part of our work to help the Auckland City Mission by bringing a can or food or two on Sunday morning to put in the Food Basket as part of the Eucharistic offering. The basket can be found in the Cathedral during the week and its contents are given to the City Mission every week.

Mainly Music

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Mainly Music provides families with preschool-aged children the opportunity to be introduced to music and creativity, and have fun together while creating new friendships.


Mainly Music meets every Monday morning during school terms at 9:30am, and sing and dance for half an hour. This is followed by a well-earned morning tea. 


Each Mainly Music session costs $5 and includes morning tea. 

Your first session is FREE.

Mainly Music sessions for 2024 will begin on Monday 12 February. 

To enquire about Mainly Music, please contact Ruth Adams at 021 828 060. 

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We meet downstairs in the Cathedral Undercroft. Enter the Cathedral carpark from Parnell Rd, behind St Mary's Church. Keep driving though the carpark until you are round behind the Cathedral.
Opposite the huge rubbish bin which you will see on your right, you should see a sign for Mainly Music on your left. You can park in any of the carparks here and they are free of charge whilst you attend a session with us. 

The Toy Library

The Toy Library is located in the Cathedral Undercroft. Park in the Cathedral car-park (access from Parnell Road, behind St Mary's Church) and follow the signs to the Toy Library. Car-parking is free while at the Toy Library.

We are closed over school holidays including the summer break, but members are encouraged to take out toys for the whole of the summer period.

Opening hours

Mondays 9.00am - 11.30am

Thursdays 5.30pm-7.30pm

Saturdays 9.00am - 11.30am

Note that no toys are issued after 11.20am to allow time for clearing up.

To enquire about the Toy Library, please see the librarian onsite during Library hours or email

Click below to view the Fun and Games Toy Library website. 

Cathedral Sponsors

Matrix Security


Regrettably even the most revered of sites require security in this day and age, and Auckland's Holy Trinity Cathedral where many of us celebrate, rejoice or mourn the great or simply our beloved, can also fall prey to some in the community who fail to respect property or people.

Matrix Security has recently been asked to help protect the Cathedral and has also chosen to go even further and provide upwards of $10,000 of additional security patrolling to ensure that some of Auckland's most precious buildings and artefacts are there to enjoy, safely.

The Cathedral was delighted to award the security business to Matrix Security who, like the Diocese, believes that safer communities nurture growth and confidence. We've worked closely with Matrix Security to develop a bespoke solution, and have trusted their advice on crime prevention through environmental design, as well as updating our alarm systems and surveillance. We've also installed additional lighting in the courtyard, and have levelled pathways and added perimeter controls to encourage legitimate use of our heritage buildings and facilities.

Welcoming over 25,000 Aucklanders annually into the Cathedral for worship, concerts, family celebrations and community services, the Dioceses’ property and the wider Parnell area will be safer and more secure for all to take pleasure in for the years to come.

Matrix Security is a business founded on protecting the people, buildings and communities they inhabit, developing solutions that best meet the needs of the family, organisation or business, says Scott Carter from Matrix Security. For our residential customers, security often extends to ensuring their family, home and assets are safe and secure. It was this philosophy that underpinned the advent of the Matrix Security Green Reflector service 7 years ago where clients elect to 24 hour, 7 day a week security protection. Neighbourhoods that have adopted this approach have found it significantly reduces the risk of serious crime with regular patrol vehicles acting as a deterrent, and potential security issues being dealt with by our officers before an event arises.


For more information on Matrix Security and the solutions they are able to develop for home and business go to or phone Nicolle Derby on (09) 579 1567 to make an appointment.

New to Holy Trinity
Mainly Music
Cathedral Welcomers
Toy Library
Auckland City Mission
Cathedral Sponsors
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