Welcome to Waiapu Cathedral


Whakapaingia te Atua e whakamine nei i a tātou.
Whakamoemititia te Atua kua kotahi nei tātou.

Blessed be God who calls us together.

Praise to God who makes us one people.

What's on?

We are welcoming visitors into Cathedral during the week from 9am – 4pm.  And as we recover from the impacts if Cyclone Gabrielle, you are very welcome to come in for a time of calm and comfort.  You may want to light a candle for people you miss.

Our East Coast community has been devastated and some areas are still without electricity or road connection.  Our grateful thanks and prayers for the safety of everyone who is helping with the recovery clean up and getting essential supplies and equipment to isolated people.  Your prayers and aid gifts will help, either through Anglican Missions Cyclone Appeal or your preferred aid organisation.  Check local council websites for full information if you want to find out how to help.

This week in our Season of Lent

Sunday – 19 Mar, 4th Sunday in Lent @ Cathedral
8am –  Eucharist (Communion) service
10am – Choral Eucharist service or online at Facebook.  Service sheets have moved online and are now here.  

Tuesday 21 Mar, 2.30pm – Lenten study ‘The Nail’ with Rev’d Sue Matthews. All welcome at the Cathedral. Also during Lent is another study opportunity – This is us: Who we are as Anglicans –  for individual or group study, and available online here.

Wednesday 22 Mar
8-8.30am – Lenten eucharist service (every week during Lent) @ Cathedral. 
12 noon – Midday prayer in Resurrection Chapel
7pm –  Lenten Service with Inner City churches @ St Paul’s Presbyterian Church, Tennyson St.

Friday 24 Mar, 5.15pm – Stations of the Cross reflection @ Cathedral


Hello, Cathedral parishioners!  
AGM, Sunday 26 March at 11.30pm
Reports and nominations are due this Sunday 19 March.
Have you completed your Privacy Act form and handed it in? These are available at the back of the nave. Please complete and leave in the tray provided, or drop off to the office during the week.  And you are invited to stay for soup and rolls following the AGM.

Cathedral hosts.  Thanks to everyone who has volunteered to keep the Cathedral warm and hospitable for local people needing a calm space and perhaps a cuppa, and for visitors and cruise ship tourists. If you have time to help this week, there’s still a slot or two that could be filled – check the calendar at the back of the nave.

DIARY NOTE – Sunday 2 April, 5pm – Iftar Meal

The Cathedral will again host our Muslim friends for an evening Iftar meal after the daily fast has finished during Ramadan on Palm Sunday.  For more information contact Dorothy Brooker, Christine Scott or Jenny Chalmers.

Waiapu Cathedral of St John the Evangelist


The people of Waiapu Cathedral are a living community sharing the Christian journey together. 

You are welcome here whether you come as a tourist, an occasional worshipper, a person seeking a spiritual journey, or a person seeking a spiritual home. You are welcome to join the journey with us for a few moments or for a lifetime. 

We welcome all who come, and know that all people are precious to God, our loving Creator. We value and celebrate the presence and ministry of children and young people. We offer hospitality for worship, community gatherings, forums, celebrations and commemorations. We are a resurrection people. We strive to live out our faith in Christ in our individual lives and as people gathered together in community. 

We aspire to be a people of faith, hope and new beginnings.