Mediation plan for ChristChurch Cathedral

An independent Government-appointed consultant will be brought in to negotiate plans for the earthquake-damaged ChristChurch Cathedral after four years of deadlock.

Plans for the future of Christchurch’s iconic cathedral stalled in 2011 after Anglican leaders came out in support of plans to partially demolish the building.

They had faced ongoing opposition from heritage campaigners, particularly the Great Christchurch Building Trust (GCBT), which wanted the old cathedral to be fully restored.

Bishop Victoria Matthews made the announcement to a full house at the ChristChurch Transitional Cathedral on Hereford St on Thursday evening. Continue reading

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