This Sunday, 3 June, is Te Pouhere Sunday - the occasion each year when we specifically recognise and celebrate that as Anglicans in this province we are a family of three Tikanga or streams - Maori, Pasifika and Pakeha.
This year, at the initiative of our Maori brothers and sisters in this region, Te Upoko o Te Ika, we are combining for our 10 am Choral Eucharist at Pipitea Marae, 55-59 Thorndon Quay. The service will include our clergy and local Maori clergy, including our respected colleague Archdeacon Don Rangi. The Reverend Tric Malcolm will preach. The Cathedral Choir will be leading our music.
There will be a service booklet with the liturgy in Te Reo Maori and English.
The welcome to the Cathedral community includes an invitation to stay for some lunchtime refreshments at the end of the service.
There will be greeters outside the Cathedral to direct any unaware or late arrivers at the Cathedral the short distance to the marae.
For your information, our 8am and 5pm services will happen at the Cathedral as usual.
We look forward to worshipping with you on Sunday morning in a different location at what I feel will be a special service for us all.
Te rangimarie, me te pai katoa