“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.“
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) - during the winter months, this service is held in the Resurrection Chapel, located in the south-west corner of the Cathedral adjacent to the Gallery stairs.
10.00am - Choral Eucharist – Cathedral worship featuring the Waiapu Cathedral Choir
Morning worship at the Cathedral uses the liturgies of the New Zealand Prayer Book. Evening worship happens on occasion, check the schedule.
Sunday Services at Ormond Chapel, Napier Terrace: (These have been cancelled currently due to Covid-19)
11.00 Eucharist - using the New Zealand Prayer Book (since April 2018 - Eucharist on the 2nd Sunday of the month only
Regular Weekday Services at the Cathedral (in the Resurrection Chapel):
9.00am Morning Prayer: Tuesday-Friday (excluding January); 12.00pm Mid-day Prayer: Wednesdays (excluding January);
10.30am Eucharist - a quiet Communion service (Thursday only) (excluding January)
The Cathedral is open during the day (Tue-Fri 9am-1.00pm, 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!
A 'Mystery Worshipper' visited the Cathedral on 11th February 2018 for the 10am Choral Eucharist - read a report on his/her experience on the Ship of Fools web-site ... http://ship-of-fools.com/mystery/2018/3278.html
In November 2006 a “mystery Worshipper” visited the Cathedral. Read what his experience was at the Ship of Fools website: http://www.shipoffools.com/Mystery/2007/1394.html
Click on the link to see/hear a video clip of 'The Amos Prayer - from Lament to Promise' - https://youtu.be/wtEyiE4bc8U
White Ribbon Day Civic Serice - Napier City says 'Thanks' - 25th November 2016
Rev'd David van Oeveren, Acting-Dean, welcomes everyone An opportunity to light a candle
Mayor Bill Dalton makes a presentation to Olivia Muir, a Yr 10 student at Napier Girls' High School and the artist of the painting 'Peace & War' displayed on the pillar (at the left of the photo) in the Cathedral during November 'Peace' month.
Click here to read a copy of the Rev'd Sally Carter's address on behalf of the Napier Inner City Churches at the WRD service;
Click here to read a copy of the Rev'd Tony Franklin-Ross's reflections presented at the WRD service
Streamers waving, the clergy procession enters Waiapu Cathedral for the Service of Ordination & Installation for Bishop Andrew Hedge as 16th Bishop of Waiapu, on Saturday 18th October 2014. (Photo: Luci Harrison, courtesy Communications Dept, General Synod Office, Anglican Church in Aotearoa, New Zealand & Polynesia)
Bishops gather in Waiapu Cathedral to ordain a new member into their midst - Bishop Andrew Hedge's Ordination & Installation Service, Saturday 18th October 2014. (Photo: Luci Harrison, courtesy Communications Dept, General Synod Office, Anglican Church in Aotearoa, New Zealand & Polynesia)
"The Laying on of Hands" - Ordination Service for Bishop Andrew Hedge, Waiapu Cathedral, Saturday 18th October 2014 (Photo: Luci Harrison, courtesy Communications Dept, General Synod Office, Anglican Church in Aotearoa, New Zealand & Polynesia)
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 Men and a Camel" art sculptures by Katja Morrison (www.katjamorrison.com) (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.