Wellington choirs are joining together this Friday night at Wellington Cathedral of St Paul for a free performance of Karl Jenkins’ The Armed Man: A Mass for Peace as a response to the Christchurch mosque shootings last week.
We have set up a Book of Remembrance in the cathedral for people to offer prayers and condolences for those who have suffered as a result of the tragic events in Christchurch on Friday. There will also be an interactive prayer station in the Narthex.
On Sunday 27 January we celebrate our Patronal Festival with a Festal Choral Eucharist at 10am followed by a congregational lunch. We invite you to contribute to the lunch by bringing either a salad, dessert or something to drink. Pixie Rowe and a team will be coordinating. Please let the office know what you'll bring, and if you're prepared to help with running the lunch - either email firstname.lastname@example.org or add your name to the list on the desk at the rear of the Nave.
On Sunday the 26th of August, the Cathedral Choir will present A Mass for Ordinary Time, a jazz-inspired collaborative setting of the Mass by Norman Meehan and Michael Stewart. This was written for the Cathedral in 2016, and will be recorded by the choir in the next couple of weeks with a view to online distribution. Norman will lead a jazz combo of drums and string bass from the piano – come and sing some favourite jazz standards such as When the Saints go Marching In and Ev’ry time I feel the Spirit.
Both Pixie and I wanted to say a huge “Thank You” for the warm welcome that you have given us as we have arrived in Wellington. We have been so touched by the cards and kind emails, and for the encouraging and welcoming words spoken.