New pastures for Kate Bell

WelCom December 2021 Rev Dr Joe Grayland After nine years at the Cathedral and before this in the Palmerston North Diocesan Office, Kate Bell has decided to move to begin…

New pastures for Kate Bell Archdiocese of Wellington

Kate Bell at farewell blessing. Photo: Teresa Edwards

WelCom December 2021

Rev Dr Joe Grayland

After nine years at the Cathedral and before this in the Palmerston North Diocesan Office, Kate Bell has decided to move to begin a new adventure in Wellington. 

During the 1990s, Kate worked as the city’s tertiary chaplain. Kate has long and strong family connections to the Cathedral parish. Her parents Ray and Josie were strong, faithful members of the parish and were involved in many aspects of parish and city life. 

Kate has been the Catechist at the Cathedral and worked with the Catechumenate team, children’s initiation processes and liturgical ministry training. Over these years, Kate has been involved in other pastoral and liturgical tasks. Her love of art and poetry and her work with children has been appreciated by many.

Returning to Wellington offers Kate an opportunity to be close to family and to fight her way down Lambton Quay in a southerly gale!

The Cathedral of the Holy Spirit Team and the Diocesan Team offered Kate a farewell and blessing in November. The Cathedral Parish community will gather to thank Kate on Sunday, 12 December, at 9.30am Mass and share hospitality with her afterwards.

The Cathedral Parish wishes Kate all the very best for the future and blessings on this new journey in life.