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Cathedral Groups

Bellringers meet in the bell tower at 7.30pm each Wednesday evening to practice and they ring the changes prior to our 9.45am service, a reminder to the community at large of the presence of the church and a call to worship God. The Bellringers are also available for Wedding bookings. The Tower Captain is The Rev’d Wendy Tyrell and always welcomes new members to the team, as well as visitors to watch the ringing. For more information please contact the Cathedral office.


Book Group meets on the 4th Thursday of each month at 1pm in the homes of members, so the venue varies each month. Members all read the same book during the month and then discuss it. A wide variety of titles, both fiction and non-fiction, are covered. A list of books is compiled from members’ suggestions at the beginning of each year. New members are welcome. For more information please contact the Cathedral office.


Cathedral Choir / Cathedral Singers / The Junior Choir: If you are interested in meeting with others to sing and support our worship please contact the Cathedral office.


The Cathedral Choir is an auditioned choir of about 28 singers led by Musical Director Canon Dr Rachael Griffiths-Hughes. The level of competence and commitment of this choir is very high and it is present at all of the major services throughout the Cathedral year. The organist is Anne Cleaver-Holm. In recent times there has also been an organ scholar appointed for the year.


The Cathedral Singers is a choir which sings for the occasional Choral Eucharist in place of the Cathedral Choir and which also sings in other places from time to time.


The Junior Choir is open to children aged five years and upwards. The children are given vocal training as a group by the Musical Director and they occasionally sing at the Choral Eucharist in place of the Cathedral Choir. The children are given the opportunity to work through the “Voice for Life” programme (from the Royal School of Church Music) and are able to progress to the Cathedral Choir when they reach the required competency level.


Cathedral Events Group (CEG): The Cathedral regularly hosts concerts and events of all descriptions. We have a team of people who are ready and willing to ensure that these events are well-catered. The large number of people on this team means that it is not always the same people who are involved with every event. New group members are always welcome. For more information please contact the Cathedral office.


Flower Guild: The Guild arranges the flowers in the Cathedral each week and also for special events such as weddings, Harvest Festival, Christmas and Easter services.  For more information please contact the Cathedral office.


Gardening Group meets as and when required according to the season, usually on a Friday morning. There is plenty of work to be done in keeping the gardens looking at their best and all levels of ability are welcome.  For more information please contact the Cathedral office.


Helping with Services: You could be included on the roster to help on a Sunday morning. You could lead the Intercessions or take up the Bread and Wine at the Offertory. You could become a Sides-person, a Welcomer, or help with the tea and coffee after the services. You could read one of the Bible readings or you could be a Server and assist the Priest. The relevant training will be given. For more information please contact the Cathedral office.


The Inbetweeners Is a new, informal & relaxed group open to all 18 to 30-something year olds. Come along to catch up with others at the same age and stage as you! The Gatherings typically consist of games, chat, nibbles, outings, a shared meal, or any other activity we decide on! This group is run by young adults for young adults.

Are you new to Hamilton? Are your studying or working away from home? This is the perfect opportunity to build a support nework of new mates in a new city!

For more information please contact the Cathedral office.


Kids / Youth / young Church Please follow the link for full details on 'Youth & Children' page.

Loft (Ladies of the Order of Fine Things): This group meets each Monday evening at 7.30pm. Work undertaken includes tapestry and needlework of all varieties as and when required for the beautification of the Cathedral and Clergy. For more information please contact the Cathedral office.


Maintenance Team is responsible for the general maintenance of the Cathedral and Centre. Their responsibilities range from major capital building projects to small maintenance tasks as required. There are also approximately four “Working Bees” throughout the year which provide plenty of opportunities both for those who enjoy climbing ladders and those who do not. For more information please contact the Cathedral office.


Monday Munch is an opportunity for people of all ages to gather for an affordable, delicious, hot roast meal with good company! Cost is just $10 per person and all are welcome. Bookings an prepayment are essential.  

2017 Dates: 1st May / 3rd July / 4th September / 6th November / 11th December

Please book your meal and pay your $10 to the Cathedral office (eftpos or cash) by the previous Friday, 2pm. For more information please contact the Cathedral office.


Men’s Group meets socially on a regular basis for informal discussion, fellowship, food and the occasional beer! This group also operates a community outreach programme in the form of a weekly hot meal to guests at the men’s night shelter. For more information please contact the Cathedral office.


“Little Fishes” Music and Movement Group takes place at 10am every Wednesday morning during term time in the Cathedral Centre and is designed for pre-school aged children. There is a half-hour session of structured action-singing followed by a shared morning tea and then play-time with the toys. For more information please contact the Cathedral office.


Social Club: The Social Club meets once a month in the Cathedral Centre for food, fellowship and a range of activities! This group is open to all age groups and is a great chance to socialise in a relaxed and welcoming setting. Cost is koha. Bookings are not essential. 

2017 Dates: 16th March / 20th April / 18th May / 15th June / 27th July / 17th August / 21st September / 26th October / 16th November / 21st December

For more information please contact the Cathedral office.