Wellington Cathedral of St Paul is open again following the enforced closure due to the demolition of a nearby building. Meanwhile, it continues to display two enormous angel artworks by local artists Carissa Corlett and Taupuruariki Brightwell. Mareikura and Whatakura are based on the angel Gabriel who visited Mary to tell her she was going to fall pregnant, and the angels who sung to the shepherds at the birth of Jesus. The art represents new life and hope, whilst also acknowledging the complex cultural climate of Aotearoa New Zealand, and remains on display at the Cathedral until the 30th of January. You can read more about the artwork and the artists here.
And as the Cathedral gets into the new year with great gusto, so do our students. So on Sunday the 29th of January, the Cathedral will celebrate the Feast of the Conversion of St Paul with a “Blessing of the Backpacks!” All school and tertiary students are welcome to bring their backpacks, laptops, pencil cases or whatever represents the study of the year to come for a blessing – what a fantastic way to start as one means to go on!
Finally, the Cathedral’s daily pattern of services recommences for the year on Monday the 30th of January. You can read full details here.