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Cairns Cathedral – Bucket List Item

Several friends who had been to Cairns told me that the stained glass windows were superb. So I put it on my ‘bucket list’. The chance finally came to fly there after a road trip with friends that ended in Brisbane. The Cathedral of St Monica was easy to find, prominently placed on the edge […]


Christchurch Pro-Cathedral Work has started on new facilities and music centre at St Mary’s Pro-Cathedral in Manchester Street, Christchurch.The new parish complex includes offices for use by the parish, an expanded space that will include the former Catholic Shop, which was in Chancery Arcade, and facilities for the Cathedral of the Blessed Sacrament Choir, other […]

Monday 11 November

St Martin of Tours Wisdom 1:1-7, Ps.139, Luke 17:1-6 Martin allowed the Lord to search and know his heart. This led him to become a catechumen, a Christian, and then to forgo his life as a conscripted soldier to become a monk. He sought the Wisdom of God in simplicity of heart. He formed many […]

Saturday 9 November

Dedication of St John Lateran Ezekiel 47:1-2,8-9,12, 1 Cor 3:9-11,16-17,John 2:13-22 St John Lateran is the Pope’s Cathedral, and so is a symbol of the unifying life and work of Christ in gathering and ministering to his People. It is from the waters of life of the heart of Christ that we drink of His […]


News from Christchurch is that the Anglican Diocese has gone ahead with a decision to rebuild a Cathedral in the City Square, asking their members to choose from three models. That is not to say that they did not give serious thought to a joint venture with the Catholic Diocese. A recent Synod of the […]

One Cathedral to unite them all

Two of the highest profile buildings badly damaged in the Christchurch earthquake of February 2011 were the two Cathedrals. The Anglican gothic building in the centre of Cathedral Square was a city landmark. The rebuilding project has been marked by controversy; the Dean has resigned and a group of architects has taken the Diocese to […]