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Newsletter May 21, 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: In God we live and move and have our being...for we too are God’s offspring. Acts 17: 28

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 17:22-31; John 14:15-21. 10am: Acts 17:22-31; 1 Peter 3:13-22; John 14:15-21. 5pm: Zechariah 8:1-13; Revelations 21:22-22:5



For several weeks now we have been talking about the hospitality that the Cathedral is extending to our Muslim brothers and sisters by hosting an Iftar meal as they break their fast in Ramadan.

This is breaking new ground in both communities and has led to some good, honest discussion requiring mutual respect for each other’s views and needs. There are particular considerations around the very practical details regarding food, both the buying and the cooking.

We have reached a very good way forward that meets the needs of both communities. They will supply the chef, a list of the ingredients required and the cooking utensils for the main meal and we will pay for the food, supply salads and nibbles and be the hosts. Wonderful! This will ensure an anxiety free event!

So, what we are asking of the Cathedral Community is to do one or two of the following:

  • “sponsor a guest” at $10 a head. We are expecting about 80 guests

  • make a vegetable salad which is meat, pasta, rice and cheese free (recipes available)

  • supply fresh fruit or fruit juice.

There is a sign-up sheet in the Visitors Centre for all the above. If giving money, you can either give it to the office or place it in the baskets at the back of the Nave, labelled “Iftar.”

Our guests will break their fast with dates and a cup of tea at about 5:30pm, then have their prayers in the Undercroft and then have the meal of the day in the Visitors Centre.

Although this isn’t a shared meal it is offering a different way of putting the Cathedral Collect into action through this very practical act of hospitality.

Diane and Bruce

- Diane and Bruce


Services Today:

8am – Eucharist Bishop Selwyn Chapel

Presider & Preacher: The Rev Diane Miller-Keeley

9am – Holy Communion St Stephens Chapel, Judge Street

The Rev Dr Noel Derbyshire

10am – Sung Eucharist, The Nave

Presider: The Rev Ivica Gregurec

Preacher: The Rev Diane Miller-Keeley

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

12.15pm – Baptism, Bishop Selwyn Chapel

Officiant: The Rev Ivica Gregurec

1.30 pm – Organ Donor Service, Cathedral Nave

The Reverend Diane Miller-Keeley

5pm – Choral Evensong

Officiant: The Rev Bruce 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.

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

Jammies in June: It’s that time of the year again! We are collecting new children’s flannelette pyjamas in support of the Jammies in June appeal led by Kidz First. Details next week.

Trinity Sunday Morning Tea: After 10am Festal Choral Eucharist on 11 June, we will gather in the Bishop Monteith Visitors’ Centre for a celebratory morning tea for our Feast of Title. Please bring a plate of your favourite celebratory finger food.



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 (09 529 4003) or Nola Smith (09 626 5531)

Wednesday 24 May from 9.30am to 13.30pm

Gardening Bee

I hope that you may be able to join our band of happy weeders/rakers/sweepers. We have changed the week-day to see if some who haven’t been able to make the Monday working bee might instead be able to make a Wednesday!

Please let me know if you can join us. Please bring gardening gloves, a weed bag/bucket, and a small fork or similar for weeding. Other garden tools can be provided by Joe.

Richard Adams - 021 866 993

Sunday 28 May at 7.30pm

ATWC Movie Night Fundraiser. Viceroy’s House at Rialto Cinemas Newmarket, $20/tckt.

Monday 5 June

Cathedral to Host Shia Muslim Community

On Monday evening, we will welcome a group of guests from Shia Muslim communities around Auckland.

Thank you to those who have already responded. If you would still like to help please refer to the message from Diane and Bruce and fill in the sign-up forms in the Visitor’s Centre.

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 Mary Ann Ferrier, Dulcie Caro and Judy Gebbie; 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 the continuing streams of refugees and asylum seekers, and for those who rescue and welcome them into their countries.For wisdom and restraint amongst world leaders involved in tensions in North East Asia and in the Middle East.

PRAYERS FOR NZ: For our government and those hoping to become the government after the election, that there will be a genuine commitment to justice in housing, education and medical care for all our citizens.

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 various teams planning the Consecration event in October

We pray for and celebrate with Wendy Yu and Tim Little who were married here on Saturday. We also pray for and celebrate with the families of Isaac Pakira Koale and Xavier Lyall Koale, Augustina Grace Coldham and Jude Hunter Coldham who were baptised this weekend.

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 Ivica Gregurec

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 1:1-11; Luke 24:44-53

10.00am Choral Eucharist – Cathedral Nave

Presiding Priest: The Venerable Carole Hughes

Preacher: The Reverend Ivica Gregurec

Readings: Acts 1:1-11; Ephesians 1:15-23; Luke 24:44-53.

5.00pm Choral Evensong – The Chancel

Officiant and Preacher: The Reverend Ivica Gregurec

Readings: 2 Kings 2:1-15; Revelations 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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