Cathedral Worship and Special Events



“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.“

Service Times:

The Cathedral community worships on the plain and on the Hill – at the Cathedral, Browning Street, and at the Ormond Chapel, Napier Terrace, Hospital Hill. Please join us as we worship God in spirit and in truth at our weekly services:

Regular Sunday Services at the Cathedral:   

8.00am - Eucharist – a quiet Communion service with sermon (no hymns)

10.00am - Choral Eucharist and Cathedral Kids –Cathedral worship featuring music by the Cathedral Choir. Children move to their area after the opening greetings to follow their own programme and return for Communion (on Sundays during the school term) 

On the second Sunday of the month, the 10.00 am service is a Parish Eucharist involving all ages, with the young people of the parish participating in the planning and leadership of the service.

Morning worship at the Cathedral uses the liturgies of the New Zealand Prayer Book. Evening worship happens on occasion, check the schedule.


Regular Sunday Services at Ormond Chapel, Napier Terrace:

11.00 Eucharist - using the New Zealand Prayer Book (services on the 2nd and 4th Sundays only)


Regular Weekday Services at the Cathedral (in the Resurrection Chapel):

9.00am Morning Prayer: Tuesday-Friday (excluding January);  12.30pm Mid-day Prayer:  Wednesdays (excluding January);  5.15pm Prayer-at-the-end-of-the-week:  Fridays (excluding January)

10.30am Eucharist - a quiet Communion service (Tuesdays only) (excluding January) 


The Cathedral is open during the day (Mon-Fri 9am-4.30pm, subject to the availability of staff) for prayer, reflection or just a look!  Free admision - donations appreciated.

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

In November 2006 a “mystery Worshipper” visited the Cathedral. Read what his experience was at the Ship of Fools website:




The Cathedral Choir sing during the "Te Rongo Pai" Christmas Carols & Readings service, 18 December 2011


The Nativity service on Christmas Eve, 2011 - the children act out "Jesus' Christmas Party" story as it is narrated



A capacity audience waits expectantly for Cameron Carpenter to present his organ concert in the Cathedral, Monday 22nd July 2013


A display that was in the Aotearoa Chapel of the Cathedral Advent-Christmas-Epiphany seasons 2013 & 2014 - "Three Wise n and a Camel" art sculptures by Katja Morrison (   (see photo below:  2013 Dean Helen Jacobi and Bishop David Rice with art sculptures)



The Cathedral hosts services, exhibitions, concerts, prizegivings. For information on using the Cathedral building please email or phone the office.