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Newsletter May 28, 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: ‘Lift up your heads you gates! Lift yourselves up you everlasting doors, that the King of Glory may come in!’ Psalm 24:7

Collect: God of majesty, yours is the power that raised Christ from death, yours the glory that exalted him to your right hand. By the mystery of the Ascension, sustain our hope as we bear witness to our baptism. By the perpetual outpouring of your Spirit, confirm your Church in its mission of salvation. We ask this through our Lord 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 1:1-11; Luke 24:44-53. 10am: Acts 1:1-11; Ephesians 1:15-23; Luke 24:44-53. 5pm: 1 Samuel 23:1-5; Ephesians 1:15-23.



The Ascension of Jesus marks a major point of transition between his earthly ministry and the coming of the Holy Spirit in a new and fuller measure. For the disciples, the experience of Jesus’ gracious ministry, and the witnessing of his death and resurrection, were both a preparation and a legacy for the continuation of the work he had begun, and for all the challenges that lay ahead of them. Two thousand years later, we share that legacy and responsibility.

Joining us this morning at the 10am service are former students from Queen Victoria School for Maori Girls who are enjoying a reunion from the 1970-75 period of the school’s history. We are delighted to welcome them as they come to honour the memory of their Head Mistress Miss Alice Berridge, and to give thanks for the legacy they received from her.

The past week has seen the completion of the tuning, and the signing off, of the new Cathedral organ. Here is yet another enduring legacy. We are told that this outstanding instrument is of such quality that it will still be in full voice centuries from now!

We give thanks to the Risen and ascended Christ for all our countless blessings.

Bruce and Diane


Services Today:

8am – Eucharist Bishop Selwyn Chapel

Presider & Preacher: The Rev Ivica Gregurec

9am – Holy Communion St Stephens Chapel, Judge Street

The Rev Dr Noel Derbyshire

10am – Sung Eucharist, The Nave

Presider: The Venerable Carole Hughes

Preacher: The Rev Ivica Gregurec

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

5pm – Choral Evensong

Officiant: The Rev Ivica Gregurec

Preacher: Rev Diane Miller-Keeley

8.00 pm – Taizé Prayer, Bishop Selwyn Chapel

Farewell for Bruce and Diane

Sunday 2 July will be the last Sunday that Bruce and Diane will be with us as Priests-in-Charge. We would like to give them a thank you gift for the absolutely awesome job they’ve done. If you want to contribute, please do so by internet banking, account number: BNZ 02 0192 0031919 01, Ref MKS, or hand in to the office or wardens. Thank you. Caroline Oliver

Taizé Prayer

Please join us for a time of contemplative prayer and singing in the Bishop Selwyn Chapel tonight and every Sunday night at 8pm.

Can You Help?

We need more sides people 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

Merle 09281 3746.

Last Chance to Buy a Book

Jane’s book sale table will be taking a break so get your books for winter today. Proceeds to HTC.

Wedding & Funeral Vergers Needed

Are you interested in weekday and Saturday verging at Holy Trinity Cathedral? We will train you. This is a paid casual position. Please contact Merle 09 281 3746 or for more information.

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. Bring them to the office during the week or place them in the box at the back of the Cathedral. Thank you!

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 to share



Tuesday 30 May

Cathedral Council Meeting

Time: 6:15pm

Venue: The Friend’s Room

Tuesday 30 May

A Eucharist to commemorate the arrival to Auckland of Bishop Selwyn and Sarah on this day in 1842 will be held at 7:30pm in the Bishop Selwyn Chapel. All welcome.

Monday 5 June

Iftar Meal

The Cathedral is hosting this meal which breaks the fast in Ramadan for our Muslim brothers and sisters. Please could you help by either sponsoring a guest at $10 p/head, or by supplying a vegetable salad or some fresh fruit. These can be delivered to the Cathedral either on Sunday 4th or from 10am on the Monday 5th. There is a sign-up form and baskets for donations 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.

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

- Morning tea after 10am

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

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 those affected by the terrorist attack in Manchester; for the families who are grieving and the young people injured. May they all know God’s grace and strength. For the 82 Chibok schoolgirls released after being kidnapped by the Boko Haram in 2014: for their families as they reunite and for their futures that the traumas experienced may be overcome.

PRAYERS FOR NZ: For all those involved in the care and education of children and young people, especially today acknowledging the many young women whose lives were influenced by their time as pupils at Queen Victoria School for Maori Girls, giving special thanks for the work of Miss Alice Berridge, Head Mistress from 1943 to 1975

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 Iftar meal that we are hosting for our Muslim brothers and sisters, that bridges of understanding will continue to be built.

We pray for and celebrate with the family of James Donald Meneses who will be baptised today.

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 Bruce Keeley

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

Presiding Priest & Preacher: The Reverend Ivica Gregurec

Readings for 8 & 9am services: Acts 2:1-21; John 20:19-23

10.00am Choral Eucharist – Cathedral Nave

Presiding Priest: The Reverend Diane Miller-Keeley

Preacher: The Reverend Bruce Keeley

Readings: Acts 2:1-21; 1 Corinthians 12:3b-13; John 20:19-23

5.00pm Choral Evensong – The Chancel

Officiant and Preacher: The Reverend Ivica Gregurec

Preacher: Andrew Wallis

Readings: Joel 2:21-32; Acts 2:14-21

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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