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.  

Our next two months of Sunday services (to the end of 2022) are listed below for easy reference and as a printable PDF.


Sunday Services - Weekly

Eucharist, 8.00am 
A quiet, reflective Communion service with a 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 congregational 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.  Our church is family friendly and your children will be warmly received and can join in activities in the kids’ zone.

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

Online services & service sheets

Online services provide a link to a faith community for people who cannot get to church.  Sunday morning services are live streamed on the Waiapu Cathedral’s Facebook page

You can join the congregation using the service sheets from this website. Other services are also live streamed at times and, of course, you can watch these services at anytime too.

Disability aids in the Cathedral

We want everyone to feel welcome and comfortable at our services in the Cathedral so please ask our welcomers if you need any assistance. 

Hearing – there is a loop system available in specific rows of pews.

Mobility – a walker and wheelchair are available.  A ramp to the altar (on the right side of the church) can be used for people who have difficulty with steps going to communion, or you can ask the priests to bring communion to you in your seat.  

Sunday Services - Monthly

Evensong, 2nd Sunday of the month, 5.00 – 6.00pm
This beautiful service is held in the Cathedral on most Second Sundays of the month. This is a traditional, contemplative choral service following the 1920 prayer book, with the Cathedral Choir providing and leading the music. Service sheets are online here.

Ormond Chapel Family Service, 2nd Sunday of the month, 11am

Enjoy a family-focussed service in the historic Ormond Chapel on Napier Terrace (by the Botanic Gardens on Napier Hill) which includes communion and music provided by the Waiapu Cathedral of St John the Evangelist.  

Weekday Services

Morning Prayer – Tuesday – Friday at 9.00am 

Midday Prayer – Wednesday at 12 noon followed by Te Puna a te Rangimarie – Pool of Peace (a time of meditation in the Anglican tradition).

Eucharist – Tuesday at 10.30am  for a quiet Communion service followed by morning tea.

These services are held February to December (not January).

Upcoming Sunday Services at Waiapu Cathedral

Updated 29 October 2022

8am communion service takes place every Sunday in the Aotearoa Chapel; Ormond Chapel family communion 11am, on the 2nd Sunday each month.This list is available as a printable for easy reference at home PDF

23 October, 10am –  Disability/Elevate Service.  Also the final service for St Lukes at Vigor Brown Street

30 October, 10am – All Saints service

6 November, 10am –  Ven. Dr. Hirini Kaa, trustee of the Waiapu Anglican Social Services Trust Board will preach; Te Pou Rangimarie to be blessed, part of the International Interfaith project.

13 November

  •  10am – Remembrance Sunday
  •  2pm – Octavius Concert, door sales available
  •  5pm –  Evensong. 

20 November, 10am – Christ the King service, with our Young People’s Choir; Bishop Andrew Hedge to preach

27 November

  • 10am – First Sunday in Advent, with the Cathedral Strings
  • 8pm – Advent carol service.

3 December (Saturday), 11am – Ordination

4 December, 10am – Second Sunday in Advent

11 December

  • 10am – Third Sunday in Advent
  • 5pm – Service of Remembrance, remembering the departed

18 December

  • 10am – Fourth Sunday in Advent
  • 7pm – Nine Carols & Lessons with the Cathedral Choir

24 December (Saturday)

  • 5pm – Family service, Children’s manger play & Christingle
  • 11pm – Christmas Eve/Midnight Mass service

 25 December 

  • 8am – Eucharist with carols  (no choir) at the Cathedral 
  • 9am – Ormond Chapel eucharist with carols
  • 10am – Rejoice for it’s Christmas Day! Eucharist with carols and Cathedral Choir