The Waiapu Cathedral community welcomes everyone who wishes to worship and reflect at the Cathedral, Browning Street, or at the Ormond Chapel, Napier Terrace, Mataruahou/Napier Hill.

Our Cathedral people worship God using the liturgy of Anglican tradition in a contemporary way, seeking and celebrating God’s presence in music, mystery, word and sacrament.


Sunday Services

Eucharist, 8.00am 
A quiet, reflective Communion service with sermon and no music.

Choral Eucharist, 10.00 – 11.15am
This is a traditional but relaxed worship service with sermon and liturgies of the New Zealand Prayer Book. Some of the service is in te reo Māori. The Cathedral Choir participates in this service, singing an Introit at the start of the service, a Psalm, parts of the traditional liturgy and an Anthem after communion. They lead the congregation music which is a blend of traditional hymns and modern songs.

Our welcoming team will provide you with a service sheet and prayer book so you can follow the service. The can also guide you with any specific needs (such as disability aids).

Our church is family friendly, so your children will be warmly received and can join in activities in the kids’ zone with our caring volunteers.

Following the service, you are invited to join us for a cuppa and meet our congregation.

Disability aids
Please ask if you need assistance at any church service in the Cathedral. Our welcoming team can direct people with hearing aids to seats within the loop system. A wheelchair and wallker are available if needed, and there is a ramp to the altar (on the right of the church) for people who have problems with steps going to communion; alternatively the priests can bring communion to you in your seat if requested.

Evensong, 5.00 – 6.00pm
This beautiful service is held on most Second Sundays of the month. A traditional choral service following the 1920 prayer book, with the Cathedral Choir providing and leading the music.

Weekday Services
Morning Prayer – Tuesday – Friday at 9.00am (excluding January)
Mid-day Prayer – Wednesday at 12 noon (excluding January) followed by Te Puna a te Rangimarie – Pool of Peace (a time of meditation in the Anglican tradition)
Eucharist – Tuesday at 10.30am (excluding January) for a quiet Communion service followed by morning tea.



The Cathedral is open to visitors (subject to the availability of staff) for prayer, reflection or just a look at this historic building.

Admission is free although koha/donations are appreciated. 

You are welcome to visit – for a few moments or for a lifetime!

The Cathedral office is open Tuesday – Friday, 9am-1.00pm.