The Diocese of Waikato and Taranaki is unique because of its dual episcopacy: no other diocese in the Anglican Communion has two bishops of equal standing. Because we have two bishops we also have two cathedrals. The word cathedral is itself derived from the word cathedra which means 'seat' or 'throne' and in Anglicanism this refers to the chair that the bishop sits on. That chair has traditionally symbolised a bishop's authority to teach.
the cathedral of taranaki, St Mary's, new plymouth
37 Vivian St New Plymouth
Phone (+64) 06 758 3111
the cathedral of Waikato, st peter's, hamilton
PO Box 338
51 Victoria Street, Hamilton
Phone (+64) 07 839 4683