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.


‘I Wonder as I Wander…’ Creative Lenten Reflection Programme

Tuesdays: 12, 19 and 26 March, and 9 and 16 April.

Cathedral open 7:00 – 9:00 pm

We travel a wandering path, from garden to city. We ponder our place in the midst of a creation in which the heavens declare the glory of God. Wondering and wandering, we seek rest in God’s presence and strength for the journey onward. Doors open at 7:00 pm for each session. A short scripture reflection begins at 7:30 pm, with space for discussion or for silence, for praying with others or on your own.

Thursday, 31 October, Halloween Night: What are you afraid of?

Cathedral open 7:30-9:30 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 7:30 pm with interactive prayer installations relating to day-to-day fears. Prayer ministry will also be available for those who would like someone to pray with them about a need. An alternative style All Saints’ Eucharist begins at 8 pm. The cathedral will remain open until 9:30 pm.


Tuesday, 18 December, A Quiet Christmas, Taizé Eucharist with Prayers for Wholeness and Healing

7:30-9:00 pm

The time leading up to Christmas can be difficult for many people. Bereavement, illness, family strains, and other stresses can mean the season is not one of excitement but of sadness or loneliness. This quiet and reflective service provides a peaceful space in which to rest in the Christmas message of hope in the one who is ‘God with us’. Prayers for wholeness and healing are available for those who wish to receive this ministry.