Anglicans left out of cathedral briefing

The Anglican church says a British multimillionaire’s suggestion that it hand over Christ Church Cathedral for restoration is “completely bizarre”.

UK businessman Hamish Ogston yesterday announced he would fund an independent survey to find out what residents wanted to see happen to the ill-fated Cathedral Square centrepiece. Shortly after the February 2011 earthquake Ogston pledged $4 million to kickstart the restoration of the building and said he wanted to reiterate his pledge.

“There should be a foundation set up which will take over the reconstruction of the cathedral, independent of the Anglican church, but with their co-operation,” he said. Continue reading

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