Welcome to St. Paul's Cathedral, at the very heart of Dunedin City. A welcoming, vibrant community coming together to share the Word of God.
Brothers and sisters: We witnessed today an act of terrorism in NZ and an act of terrorism effectively made against us all.
Now is not so much time for questions and answers (that will come later) but now we need to look out for all our brothers and sisters.
The Imam in Dunedin has asked us to all “care for our Muslim neighbours”. I echo this wholeheartedly and ask you to join me in offering all that will provide a degree of comfort. It is not appropriate to gather in numbers at the moment, but please offer to ANY who need it shelter, comfort and the love of Jesus Christ.
We pray for our country and all who live here.
We are shocked at the appalling and horrific acts of violence that occurred in Christchurch today.
We feel utterly saddened for those who have lost their lives, and for their families and loved ones who mourn them. Indeed we mourn with them as fellow citizens and members of the same human whānau, and we utterly condemn the despicable and cowardly acts of violence that took their lives.
The freedom of worship and religious life is an absolute right to all in this land. We choose to stand with our Muslim brothers and sisters and support their continued and inalienable right to live and worship here in peace.
All of us who live here in Aotearoa New Zealand must stand in solidarity in the face of such evil – and we call upon Anglicans throughout Aotearoa New Zealand to uphold all those affected in prayer, and to respond to this act by rejecting the rhetoric of hatred and religious intolerance, and to show compassion and kindness to all our neighbours who wish to live here in peace.
Sunday 24 March
8am: Said Eucharist (BCP): Preacher: Rt Rev'd Dr Kelvin Wright
10am: Choral Eucharist: Preacher: Rt Rev'd Dr Kelvin Wright.
7pm: Choral Evensong: Preacher: Rt Rev'd Steven Benford, Bishop of Dunedin
Fridays in Lent
Join us on Fridays at St Paul's Cathedral during Lent. Bishop Steven will be offering a short reflection during the 12.10pm Friday Eucharist Services. He will be basing this on questions asked about Jesus, with the theme “who is this man?”
In the news:
On Sunday 10 February we celebrated 100 years of St Paul's Cathedral...read more
For a selection of photographs from the Centennial Celebrations visit the Called South Facebook Page