Waiapu Anglican Cathedral, Napier, New Zealand




Whakapaingia te Atua e whakamine nei i a tatou.

Whakamoemititia te Atua kua kotahi nei tatou.

Blessed be God who calls us together.

  Praise to God who makes us one people.

   We are the first Cathedral in the world to greet each new day!

The Cathedral's address is 28 Browning Street, Napier,
and can be found near the corner of Browning and Hastings Streets, Napier.
(Click on the 'Communications' tab to see a map of our location)


St John’s Cathedral, a place of resurrection, life, and hope!

The people of St John’s 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.



From The Dean ...

Nau mai, haere mai ki tou tatou whare karakia!

Thanks for dropping by our website, whatever your reason. Obviously we'd like to meet you in person, but hope this serves as a substitute for now.

Our Cathedral (God's Cathedral, really!) stands as a testimony to the faith of those who have gone before us: it is built on the site of the cathedral destroyed in the 1931 earthquake, and is a living memorial to those who suffered or died in that tragedy, and to those who dared to believe again despite the horror of that event.

As a parish church we reach out to all who seek Christ in the Anglican tradition in the heart of Napier and its surrounds (while acknowledging the wonderful ministries of our sister parishes of Napier South, Westshore and Taradale). 

As diocesan cathedral we commit ourselves to be a place of prayer for and with our whanau throughout the diocese, wider national and international Anglian Church. We are privileged to host the chair ("cathedra") not only of the Bishop of Waiapu but of Te Pihopa o Aotearoa/Bishop of Aotearoa. We seek to serve as a place of prayer for Anglican Christians of tikanga pakeha throughout Hawke’s Bay, Eastland and the Bay of Plenty, and for Anglican Christians of tikanga Māori throughout Te Hui Amorangi ki te Manawa O Te Wheke and Te Hui Amorangi O Te Tairawhiti.

We seek to testify to the victorious love of the risen Christ in our worship and in our mission, and hope we can find ways "to be as Christ to you" (as Richard Gillard puts it in "The Servant Song").

In Christ



The Very Rev'd Dr Michael Godfrey, Dean of Waiapu


Contact  dean@napiercathedral.org.nz

Cathedral Parish Mobile: 021 688 227

Office Telephone: (06) 835-8824

Postal address:  P O Box 495, Napier 4140, New Zealand

Cathedral location: 28 Browning Street, Napier


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Waiapu Anglican Cathedral of St John the Evangelist, Napier