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Newsletter 9 July, 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: Your merciful love, O God, we have received in the midst of your temple. Your praise, O God, like your name, reaches the ends of the earth; your right hand is filled with saving justice. Psalm 49:10-11

Collect: Loving God, maker of heaven and earth, by whose gracious will the mysteries of the kingdom are revealed to the childlike, make us learn from Jesus humility of heart, that in shouldering his yoke we may find refreshment and rest. We ask this 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 & 10am: Zechariah 9:9-12; Romans 7:15-25a; Matthew 11:16-19,25-30 9am: Zechariah 9:9-12; Matthew 11:16-19,25-30 5pm: 2 Samuel 2:1-11; 3:1; Luke 18:31-19:10



For a few months now, probably since around Easter, many of you have asked if I am settling into Cathedral life. My standard response was always that I am not and that I will start settling in only when the new Dean settles in. Well finally that process can begin.

The last two weeks have been marked by two very emotional events. To begin with, it was sad to say good bye to Diane and Bruce as our Priests-in-Charge. We have enjoyed a steady six-month journey with them and the office was always filled with laughter. They will be missed. Thursday evening’s installation of Dean Anne, on the other hand, was a joyful moment. We welcome Anne, Chris, Emma and Kate and pray for this new phase in the life of the Cathedral. With Dean Anne’s arrival, I believe that the laughter will continue!

And yes, we are looking to the future – the imminent one and the long-term one. The Cathedral consecration is around the corner and what follows is even more exciting. Our real task ahead will involve the way we deepen our connection to our mission statement together. Welcoming, worshipping, nourishing and empowering people of all walks of life will be our challenge.

The foundations are laid – let us now build the house of God, the one more precious than the stones around us, the one that will last longer than this place.

Ivica Gregurec


Services Today:

8am – Eucharist Bishop Selwyn Chapel

Presider: The Rev Ivica Gregurec

Preacher: The Very Rev Anne Mills

9am – Holy Communion St Stephens Chapel, Judge Street

The Rev Dr Irene Ayallo

10am – Sung Eucharist, FAREWELL FOR DIANE AND BRUCE, The Nave

Presider: The Rev Ivica Gregurec

Preacher: The Very Rev Anne Mills

Morning tea – in the Visitors Centre after the 10am service. All welcome.

5pm – Choral Evensong, Sea Sunday Service

Officiant: The Rev Ivica Gregurec

Homilist: The Very Rev Anne Mills

8.00 pm – Taizé Prayer, Bishop Selwyn Chapel

Music Department

The Choristers are enjoying a well-earned holiday and the Cathedral Choir will go on a break after tonight’s Evensong. There will be a Sung Eucharist with cantor at 10am on Sunday 16th July, and we are delighted that the St Mary’s Singers will lead both 10 am Eucharist and 5 pm Choral Evensong on Sunday 23rd July.

Many thanks to them for providing this continuity to our worship. The choirs return to sing services again from Sunday 30th July.

M Stoddart, Director of Music

Thank You & Au Revoir​

We were very touched by the wonderful surprise by the choir last Sunday, as they sang the Benedicite Aotearoa to an original setting composed especially for the occasion of our farewell – thank you Matt, choir members, Michael and Philip. And we were left speechless by the generosity of so many in the gift towards our travel fund, along with many kind words.

It has been an honour to be entrusted with the role of Priests in Charge these past six months, and a lovely experience to get to know so many people better. Thank you for your generous support and friendship.

Bruce and Diane



TONIGHT in St Mary's, 7pm

Spirituals and Gospel Music with André Thomas​

Vibrant American guest conductor André Thomas will get your hearts a’ singin’ in a dynamic workshop on music from way over in Beulah Lan’

All Welcome! Door sales $25, $20 $15

Wednesday 12 July at 7pm, The Nave

Two Choirs’ Concert​

A rare collaboration of the New Zealand Youth Choir and New Zealand Secondary Students Choir. Guest conductor André Thomas (USA).

Door Sales $45; $35; $20

Thursday 13 July

From 10am to 12 noon

Calling all youth to help set up the exciting new youth hub room. Contact Amar on

Sunday 16 July at 3pm

St Mary's Organ Concert

Stephen Vincent, the organist at St Luke’s, Remuera, will perform the last in our series celebrating the restoration of the St Mary’s organ. Tickets available from iTICKET or at the door.

Sunday 30 July at 12pm

Youth Meet & Great Pizza Lunch

If you are 11-17 years old come along and meet your new Youth Minister, Amar Anthony after 10am service in the new youth hub room

Thursday 3 August 7.30pm

Bishop Selwyn Lecture House-hunting and Home-coming: Understanding Space and Spirituality

This will be the theme of this year’s Bishop Selwyn Lecture, by The Very Reverend Professor Martyn Percy, Dean of Christchurch, Oxford.

Martyn’s visit will coincide with the NZ Deans’ conference; he will also be our guest preacher at both morning services on Sunday 6 August.

Wednesday 9 August at 7pm

Sir Paul Reeves Memorial Lecture 2017 Massey University – Albany

Theme: Restoration, Redress, Reconciliation – a reflection on the experience of the Parihaka community and how contemporary and historical grievances in this modern era of Treaty settlements can be resolved.

Speakers: Judge Sarah Reeves and Puna Wano-Bryant

To register please email:



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

PRAYERS FOR THE CHURCH: We give thanks for the installation of Dean Anne and pray for her and the Mills family as they settle into life at the Cathedral. We pray that this new chapter of ministry here will continue to lead us into fruitful mission.We pray for our Bishops Ross and Jim as they lead the diocese and for partner Bishop Kito in his role in Te Tai Tokerau.

PRAYERS FOR NZ: We pray for the new programmes launched this week by the police dealing with incidents of domestic violence and for all involved in seeking to change the underlying attitudes that support it. We pray for all who work in the mental health sector and those who seek their help.

PRAYERS FOR THE WORLD: We pray for the ongoing conflict in Mosul and Raqqa and those who are suffering from its affects; for those caught up in the deadly attack in Niger and for the Qatar – Gulf crisis with its unknown consequences.

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

Night Prayer:

Marsden Chapel

Tues, Wed Thurs 5.45pm




8.00am Eucharist – Bishop Selwyn Chapel

Presiding Priest & preacher: The Very Reverend Anne Mills, Dean

Readings: Isaiah 55:10-13; Romans 8:1-11; Matthew 13:1-9,18-23

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

Presiding Priest & Preacher: The Reverend David Steele

Readings: Isaiah 55:10-13; Matthew 13:1-9,18-23

10.00am Choral Eucharist – Cathedral Nave

Presiding Priest: The Right Reverend Ross Bay, Bishop of Auckland​

Preacher: The Very Reverend Anne Mills, Dean

Readings: Isaiah 55:10-13; Romans 8:1-11; Matthew 13:1-9,18-23

5.00pm Choral Evensong – The Chancel

Officiant: The Very Reverend Anne Mills, Dean

Readings: 2 Samuel 7:18-29; Luke 19:41-20:8

No Taize Prayer. This resumes on the 30 August at 8pm.


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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