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Taizé worship during Lent



Taizé worship during Lent

More Taizé services will be available during Lent Candles flicker in the semi-darkness of the cathedral on a cold winter’s evening as  people seated in a circle begin to softly sing in Latin to piano accompaniment. “Laudate omnes gentes, laudate dominum.” The two simple phrases, which mean “Sing praises, all you people, sing praises to […]

2018 Lenten Studies



2018 Lenten Studies

During the Season of Lent, all members of the Cathedral congregation are encouraged to take part in small group study. The resource recommended by our Bishop for 2018 is “Pray: Reflections on the Lord’s Prayer” by Bishop Bill Hockin. We’ve also had an offer to provide one additional option on the poetic works of John […]

Studies in Lent 2018



Studies in Lent 2018

Ash Wednesday is a moveable fast day in the Church calendar, this year falling on 14 February. The date of Ash Wednesday is determined by the date of Easter each year, which is 01 April in 2018. While not as early as it can be, Easter is relatively early this year determined by the “Paschal […]

Monday morning drop-in: Sharing Christianity outside the church walls



Monday morning drop-in: Sharing Christianity outside the church walls

Tasty sandwiches and warm socks aren’t the only things handed out to people in need at the Monday morning drop-in run by the cathedral’s outreach committee. Archdeacon Pat Drummond always gives a blessing of praise and thanksgiving to start the morning’s activities. At first, the clatter of dishes and chatter of voices would continue. But […]

Why we do what we do – Eucharistic practice and the risk of infection



Why we do what we do – Eucharistic practice and the risk of infection

At Christ Church Cathedral, we take health and safety seriously. From time to time there are questions about precautions followed to reduce the risk of infection in the administration of the Holy Eucharist. First and foremost, we follow our own diocesan Bishop’s Directive 3.4 on the Administration of the Sacrament. This includes making intinction (dipping) […]

Stewardship: what will you do?



Stewardship: what will you do?

Bishop David Edwards issued a challenge to people who attended the annual diocesan stewardship day this fall. “Stewardship is not just about money,” the bishop said. “It is using the gifts that God has given us wisely to spread the Good News of Jesus Christ and to advance the Kingdom of God. This means using […]

Resurrecting Tradition to Attract Millennials



Resurrecting Tradition to Attract Millennials

Church of England Resurrects Tradition to Attract Millennials * ChurchLeaders.com In the past we’ve touched on the delicate balance that churches must maintain while appealing to millennials without pandering or changing theology. But what if we’re focusing our efforts in the wrong places? What if the loud music and fog machines are actually clouding the […]

Reading Scripture in Public – 28 October 2017



Reading Scripture in Public – 28 October 2017

Overview Reading scripture and liturgy in public is an honour that deserves our time and attention as it provides an opportunity for people to hear God’s word. Learning how to connect with those who are listening by speaking clearly and audibly helps people understand and make sense of what you are saying. Download the Poster […]