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Newsletter May 14, 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: You are a chosen race, a royal priesthood, a holy nation, God's own people, in order that you may proclaim the mighty acts of him who called you out of darkness into his marvelous light. Alleluia. 7 Peter 2:9

Collect: God of truth, hidden force of all creation, you long to set us free. Confront us with your tenderness, fire us with your justice; that, at your coming, we too may set the world alight. Through our Saviour Jesus Christ, who is alive and reigns with you, in the unity of the Holy Spirit, one God, now and for ever. Amen.


8am & 9am: Acts 7:55-60; John 14:1-14 10am: Acts 7:55-60; 1 Peter 2:2-10; John 14:1-14 5pm: Zechariah 4:1-10; Revelati on 21:1-14



'Inheritance impatience' - it's a new phrase to us. Perhaps you know it well. It has been in the news this week, in relation to sad situations where adult children financially manipulate their ageing parents. It has been identified as one of the major forms of elder abuse in our society.

Jesus knew about it in his parable of the Prodigal Son - the brash young buck who persuaded his Old Man to fork out his share of the inheritance - an unthinkably disrespectful act in Middle Eastern culture.

St Paul, in his letters, often referred to the spiritual inheritance which is made available to all who follow Christ, irrespective of their social, religious or ethnic status. It was revolutionary stuff in the way it crossed all the lines of 'in' and 'out'. In Galatians 3, for example, he writes:

In Christ Jesus, you are all children of God through faith ....

there is no longer Jew or Greek ... slave or free ... male or female; for all of you are one in Christ Jesus And if you belong to Christ, then you are Abraham's offspring, heirs according to the promise.

And, if that were not good enough news, there is no need for us to indulge in 'inheritance impatience'. The Easter hope is not just 'pie-in-the-sky-when-you-die'. The Kingdom of God, Jesus said, is not only for the future - it is amongst us already.

He came that we might 'have life, and have it abundantly' - not just in the hereafter but in the here and now.

Christ is risen, Alleluia.

- Diane and Bruce


Services Today:

8am – Eucharist Bishop Selwyn Chapel

Presider & Preacher: The Rev lvica Gregurec

9am – Holy Communion St Stephens Chapel, Judge Street

The Rev Dr Irene Ayallo

10am – Sung Eucharist, The Nave

Presider: The Rev Bruce Keeley

Preacher: The Rev lvica Gregurec

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

5pm – Choral Evensong

Presider: The Rev Bruce Keeley

Preacher: The Rev Diane Miller-Keeley

Liturgical Note:

To symbolically emphasize the centrality of the Gospel in our lives the liturgist will carry the Book of the Gospel into the Cathedral during the 10am Eucharist procession.


There is a need for more Sidespeople for the 8.00 am, 10.00am and 5.00pm services. If you could offer your help for this rewarding ministry please contact Jane Bellamy - 09 529 2062 or the office - 09 303 9500.

Books For Sale:

In the Visitor's Centre after the 10am service today. Proceeds to the Cathedral.

Office Space For Lease:

Two large recently renovated officesupstairs in the Cathedral are available for long term lease. Please contact Charlotte 09 281 3523 or



Wednesday 17 May Adult Education and Conformation If you wish to receive Confirmation, or just refresh your Anglicanism 101 knowledge, you are welcome to join us on Wednesdays, 6.30-8.00 pm, beginning on 10 May. Please contact the Cathedral Precentor: 09 303 9504 or

Sunday 21 May at 1.30pm

Organ Donors Service in the Nave

'A Service of Thanksgiving' in recognition of those who have given the gift of life to others.

Monday 22 May at 7pm Open4EM meets for a shared meal and discussion, at the home of Margaret and Ted Malan. For more information please contact Margaret Malan (ph 529 4003) or Nola Smith (ph 626 5531)

Monday 5 June

Cathedral to Host Shia Muslim Community

On Monday evening, 5 June, the Cathedral will welcome a group of guests from Shia Muslim communities around Auckland. As an act of hospitality and mutual learning, we will provide our guests with lftar, the evening meal which breaks the day's fast during the month of Ramadan. This is at the encouragement of the Anglican Council for Ecumenism and with the unanimous support of Cathedral Council. More details next week!

Sunday 11 June at 10am

Trinity Sunday Eucharist

- Dedication of the Nicholson Organ by the Bishop of Auckland, the Right Reverend Ross Bay. Please join us for this long anticipated and exciting event.

- The commissioning of the members of the Cathedral Council and Cathedral Resources Board.

Sunday 11 June at 3pm

St Mary's-in-Holy-Trinity

Recital 3

Zosia Herlihy-o’Brien (Holy Trinity Cathedral Organ Scholar)

Paul Chan (Organist at St Matthew-in-the-City) Programme includes music by Bach, Ketelbey, Rheinberger, Verdi, Walther, Guilmant.

Sunday 18 June

- Bishop Selwyn Chapel – 3pm. Bishop Richard Randerson will host a public forum titled: Trumpism, Brexit, Neoliberalism, the Gospel and the General Election. All welcome.

- Agm - Friends Of The Cathedral. Begins with Evensong at 5pm, AGM meeting in Bishop Monteith Visitor Centre at 6.15pm, followed by dinner in the Selwyn Library at 6.30pm. The cost is $50. All inquiries Wayne Hughes at

Thursday 6 July At 7.30pm

Dean Of Auckland’s Installation

Please diarise this very important and exciting event in our Cathedral life when the Reverend Anne Mills will be installed as Dean of Auckland at a special service in the Nave.



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

PRAYERS FOR THE WORLD: For Vanuatu and other Pacific island nations affected by recent cyclones and rising sea levels.For wisdom and restraint amongst world leaders involved in tensions in North East Asia and in the Middle East.

PRAYERS FOR NZ: For police, ambulance and fire fighters as they risk their own welfare for the good of others; for scientists and conservation staff who research and protect our fragile and beautiful natural environment

PRAYERS FOR THE CHURCH: For our Bishops, Ross and Jim, and for our partner Bishop, Kito, Bishop of Te Tai Tokerau; For Anne Mills and her family as she prepares to take up the role of Dean. For the Anglican Missions Board in its wide-ranging support of mission and ministry around the world, and for overseas workers in their challenges and opportunities.For Christian communities in places where it is risky to bear the name of Christ.

IN OUR DIOCESE: We pray for our Bishops, Ross and Jim, and Bishop Kito of Te Tai Tokerau and for Archdeacons and other diocesan staff.

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 & Preacher: The Reverend Diane Miller-Keeley

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

Presiding Priest & Preacher: The Reverend Dr Noel Derbyshire

Readings for 8&9am services: Acts 17:22-31; John 14:15-21.

10.00am Choral Eucharist – Cathedral Nave

Presiding Priest: The Reverend lvica Gregurec

Preacher: The Reverend Diane Miller-Keeley

Readings: Acts 17:22-31; 1 Peter 3:13-22; John 14:15-21.

12.15pm Baptism - Bishop Selwyn Chapel Officiant: The Reverend lvica Gregurec

1.30 pm Organ Donor Service - Cathedral Nave The Reverend Diane Miller-Keeley

5.00pm Choral Evensong – The Chancel

Officiant: The Reverend Bruce Keeley

Readings: Zechariah 8:1-13; Revelations 21:22-22:5

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

446 Parnell Road, Parnell, Auckland, 1052

P O Box 37 148 Parnell, Auckland 1151

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