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Newsletter June 11, 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 O God reign forever; your throne endures from generation to generation.’ Lamentations 5:19

Collect: Merciful and Loving God, you showed the fullness of your love when you sent your Son to be born as one of us and sent upon us the power of your Spirit. Complete in us the work of your love, that we, who have communion in Christ, may come to share fully the undying life he lives with you, in the unity of the Holy Spirit, one God for ever and ever. Amen.


8am & 10am: Genesis 1:1-2:4a; 2 Corinthians 13:11-13; Matthew 28:16-20. 9am: Genesis 1:1-2:4a; Matthew 28:16-20. 5pm: Isaiah 6:1-8; John 16:5-15.



The breadth of ministry within the life of the Cathedral is expressed in the 10am service on this Trinity Sunday, our ‘Feast of Title’.

The dedication of the Nicholson organ highlights the vital role of music in the worship of God and the nourishment of our spirits. The commissioning of ‘Ofa Langi as Children and Families Minister, and of Amar Anthony as Youth Minister, expresses our commitment to the pastoral care and Christian nurture of people of all ages. And the commissioning of Cathedral Council and Resources Board members reminds us that the ministry of oversight and wise management are of great importance in enabling everything else to take place.

The uniquely Christian understanding of God as a Community of Persons gives a powerful context to our life together in the Ministry of the Baptised, where the variety of gifts is valued, diversity of expression and understanding is honoured, and inclusiveness is encouraged and worked towards.

Today as we reflect on the triune mystery of God, may we see more clearly the mystery of ourselves as well – a multifaceted community with a unity of purpose, held together in the challenge and joy of interdependence.

Bruce & 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 Irene Ayallo

10am – Sung Eucharist, The Nave

Presider: The Rev Bruce Keeley

Preacher: The Right Rev Ross Bay

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

5pm – Choral Evensong

Officiant: The Rev Bruce Keeley

Preacher: The Rev Diane Miller-Keeley

8.00 pm – Taizé Prayer, Bishop Selwyn Chapel

St Mary's Organ Recital

This afternoon at 3pm we have the opportunity to enjoy the playing of Zosia Herlihy-O’Brien (Holy Trinity Cathedral Organ Scholar) and Paul Chan (St Matthew-in-the-City Organist) at the third in our St Mary’s Organ Recital Series. Door sales available.

Thank You

A huge thank you to all who made the Iftar meal a possibility. Our guests were deeply moved by the generous hospitality offered. Thank you for the time, money and food given by so many.

Invitation to Iftar

In response to our hosting the Iftar recently, one of the Shia Muslim Centres has invited Cathedral people to join them for a similar occasion on Saturday 24 June at 5.00pm. The Al Murtaza Centre is at 9J Westech Place, Glen Eden (off Great North Road).

Firm numbers will need to be given by Wed 21st, so please place your name on the sign-up sheet in the Visitor Centre or office.

Please note that on this occasion women and men will eat in separate spaces, and ‘modest dress’ is requested, which basically means arms and legs covered.


Congratulations to Fraser Faulknor on his inclusion in the Queen’s Birthday Honours list. His award of the Queen’s Service medal for services to children, education and music is well deserved and we offer him and Bev our congratulations and best wishes.

Tickets for Friends Dinner

Mariana Nordmark will be selling $50 tickets for the Friend’s Fundraising Dinner in the Visitor’s Centre after the 10am service today. Please make sure that you purchase your ticket today, cut-off is Monday 12 June!

Jammies in June

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 to those who have already responded!



Monday 12 June at 7.30pm

Open 4EM

Open4EM meets for a shared meal and discussion at the home of Margaret and Ted Malan.

For more information please contact Nola Smith (ph 626 5531) or Margaret Malan (ph 529 4003

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 enquiries Mariana Nordmark: 0274 909 248 or

Tuesday 20th June

World Refugee Day

A team of 4 from the Cathedral have made a commitment to live for 5 days on refugee rations to raise funds for Syrian refugees. to support our team fundraising for this worthy cause.

Sunday 2 July

Farewell for Bruce and Diane

If you want to contribute to a thank you gift 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

Thursday 6 July at 7.30pm

Dean of Auckland Instillation

Please diarise this very important date in our Cathedral life. Bring a plate for a shared supper.



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

PRAYERS FOR THE CHURCH: For our Bishops, Ross and Jim, and for our partner Bishop, Kito, Bishop of Te Tai Tokerau. For Anne and Chris Mills and their family as they prepare to move into the Deanery.

PRAYERS FOR NZ: For Auckland City Mission and other agencies dedicated to the care of those who struggle for shelter and nourishment through the winter months.

PRAYERS FOR THE WORLD: For the victims of terrorism in the recent attacks in Paris, Kabul, London and Tehran.For Christian World Service’s ‘Operation Refugee’ and our sponsored cathedral team who will soon live on refugee rations for several days. For refugees around the world, and those who work to make their lives more settled and secure.For a steadfast commitment by all nations to the Parish Climate Agreement.

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

Preacher: The Most Reverend John Paterson

Readings: Isaiah 42:10-20; 2 Corinthians 5:14-19; Matthew 7:24-29

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

Presiding Priest & Preacher: The Reverend David Steele

Readings: Isaiah 42: 10-20; Matthew 7: 24-29

10.00am Choral Eucharist – Cathedral Nave

Presiding Priest: The Reverend Ivica Gregurec

Preacher: The Most Reverend John Paterson

Readings: Isaiah 42:10-20; 2 Corinthians 5:14-19; Matthew 7:24-29

5.00pm Choral Evensong – The Chancel

Officiant: The Right Reverend Ross Bay

Preacher: The Right Reverend Richard Randerson

Readings: Exodus 32:1 4,7-8,15-16,19-20,25-26; John 3:1-8

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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