Cathedral Nights

Cathedral Nights

Pause. Breathe. Pray.

At the end of a busy day this is an invitation to make space.

Christ Church Cathedral runs an occasional series of special open evenings intended to help you make space in your day for prayer and reflection. The format of the evenings varies but all generally include music, readings from scripture, and suggestions for ways to creatively engage in prayer. Stop for just a little while or stay for the whole evening. All are welcome and these events are free of charge.

 Tuesday, 31 October, What are you afraid of?

Cathedral open 7:00-10:00 pm

We sometimes throw this question around as a challenge, a dare, and yet many of us face very real fears in our daily lives: fear of the future, of hurt, of betrayal, of death. How do we handle these fears? What can we do with them? This Halloween night, you’re invited to bring those fears and hold them up to see them in a different light. Christ Church Cathedral will be open from 7 pm with interactive prayer installations relating to day-to-day fears. An alternative style All Saints’ Eucharist begins at 8 pm.Prayer ministry will also be available for those who would like someone to pray with them about a need. The cathedral will remain open until 10:00 pm.


Tuesday, 5 December, Watching and Waiting

Cathedral open from 7:00-9:00 pm

This time of year can be so busy we need to make space to prepare for the celebration of Christmas: the birth of Jesus, who came into the world to be ‘God with us’. The cathedral offers spaces for quiet prayer and reflections during the evening led by the Dean.


Tuesday, 19 December, A Quiet Christmas

Service takes place in the cathedral crypt, 7:30 pm

The holiday season can be a difficult and stressful time. We might be facing family tensions, financial stresses or the pain of bereavement. All are welcome to join us for this service Taizé chant and Holy Communion with prayers for wholeness and healing.