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Newsletter June 18, 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: ‘There is no longer Jew or Greek, there is no longer slave or free, there is no longer male and female; for all of you are one in Christ Jesus. Galatians 3:28

Collect: Creator God, you make the sun to give light in the day, the moon and the stars for guidance at night, you divided the seas making a path through the waters. Grant that, sailing out in our canoes of Tikanga Pakeha, Tikanga Maori, and Tikanga Polynesia, we may follow the way you have charted for us and from our separate home ports find our common destination in you. We ask this through your Son, our Lord Jesus Christ, who lives and reigns with you in the unity of the Holy Spirit, one God, for ever and ever. Amen.


8am & 10am: Isaiah 42:10-20; 2 Corinthians 5:14-19; Matthew 7:24-29. 9am: Isaiah 42: 10-20; Matthew 7: 24-29. 5pm: Exodus 32:1-4,7-8,15-16,19-20,25-26; John 3:1-8.



In May 1992, the General Synod / Te Hinota Whanui made an important and ground-breaking decision by adopting a revised Constitution which established a three-Tikanga Church. The name of our church became The Anglican Church of Aotearoa New Zealand and Polynesia. This constitution was called Te Pouhere and it provided for three partners to order their affairs within their own cultural context. While remaining one Church, Te Pouhere enabled each Tikanga to exercise mission and ministry to God’s people within their own culture and be an equal partner in the decision-making processes of the Church.

The word tikanga (with a small ‘t’) means ‘custom, way, style, or cultural model’, but when it’s used in a specifically Anglican context it’s written with a capital T and means one of the three cultural strands that together make up the Anglican church in this part of the world.

This Cathedral is a three Tikanga Cathedral, and this is symbolised by the presence of three Bishops chairs. And our prayer book is another symbol as the liturgies are in the different languages of our Church.

Today is Te Pouhere Sunday when we celebrate the uniqueness of our Church. We are grateful to Archbishop John Paterson, who was instrumental in the formation of the new constitution, for being our preacher today.

Bruce & Diane


Services Today:

8am – Eucharist Bishop Selwyn Chapel

Presider: The Rev Ivica Gregurec

Preacher: The Most Rev John Paterson

9am – Holy Communion St Stephens Chapel, Judge Street

The Rev David Steele

10am – Sung Eucharist, The Nave

Presider: The Rev Ivica Gregurec

Preacher: The Most Rev John Paterson

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

5pm – Choral Evensong

Officiant: The Right Rev Ross Bay

Preacher: The Right Rev Richard

8.00 pm – Taizé Prayer, Bishop Selwyn Chapel


Congratulations to Canon David Dang on his 60th anniversary of ordination as priest.

He was ordained on Trinity Sunday, 16 June 1957, in St Andrew’s Cathedral, Singapore.

His ministry has included several posts in Singapore, as well as Melbourne and New York.

In Auckland since 1978, he has served ecumenically in various denominations, and was Canon Resident at this Cathedral 1985-90. Friends from Singapore joined many others for a Thanksgiving Service here yesterday. God bless you, David and Mary.

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 and women with a scarf.

Jammies in June

Remember our Jammies in June appeal led by Kidz First. Bring new jammies to the office during the week or place them in the basket at the back of the Cathedral. Thank you to those who have already responded!



Today (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 25 June

Guest Preacher 8am & 10am: Rev Robert Heaney

The Rev. Robert S. Heaney, Ph.D, D.Phil. was ordained a priest in the Church of Ireland, and has been active in parishes in Ireland, England, Tanzania, and America.

He currently serves as the director of the Centre for Anglican Communion Studies and is associate professor of Christian mission at Virginia Theological Seminary.

Monday 26 June at 7pm


Open4EM meets at the home of Pam and Graham Rose for a shared meal and discussion. For more information please call Nola Smith (ph 6265531) or Mariana Nordmark (ph 0274909248)

Sunday 2 July

Farewell for Bruce and Diane

If you would like 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 important occasion and bring a plate and preferably two for a light supper afterwards.

Job Vacancy

Assistant to the Operations Manger 6 month contract, 16 hours per week. Immediate start. Admin duties and assistance with all other facets of Cathedral Operations. Strong MS Word and Excel essential. Contact Charlotte on



We pray for those who have died, especially Mark Weaver 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 race relations in NZ as we seek to honour the Treaty of Waitangi. For new migrants as they become part of our nation.For those who are trapped in inadequate, damp housing and those who struggle to feed and clothe their families.

PRAYERS FOR THE WORLD: For Christian World Service’s ‘Operation Refugee’ and our sponsored cathedral team as they live on refugee rations for several days. For the dire situation in Yemen with the outbreak of cholera and starvation caused by the ongoing conflict. For the victims of the fire in the Grenfell Tower in London

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

Preacher: The Rev Dr Robert S Heaney Virginia Theological College

Readings: Jeremiah 20:7-13; Romans 6:1b-11; Matthew 10:24-39

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

Presiding Priest & Preacher: The Right Rev Ross Bay

Readings: Jeremiah 20:7-13; Matthew 10:24-39

10.00am Choral Eucharist – Cathedral Nave

Presiding Priest: The Reverend Dine Miller-Keeley

Preacher: The Rev Dr Robert S Heaney

Readings: Jeremiah 20:7-13; Romans 6:1b-11; Matthew 10:24-39

5.00pm Choral Evensong – The Chancel

Officiant: The Reverend Ivica Gregurec

Preacher: Mr David Lawson (Christian World Service)

Readings: 1 Samuel 24:1-17; Luke 14:12-24

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

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