Posts Tagged ‘Bishop Matthews’

Super Cathedral in Christchurch a “pipe dream”

Tuesday, September 11th, 2012

The possibility of Catholic and Anglicans sharing a  common super cathedral in Christchurch is being described as nothing but a pipe dream, by  Mike Grimshaw, an Associate Professor of Sociology at Canterbury University.  “It would be the first ecumenical cathedral in the world, but ‘there is no way it would work”. “High Anglicans might be happy Read more

Court action over Christchurch Cathedral demolition

Tuesday, August 14th, 2012

Jim Anderton, co-chairman of The Great Christchurch Buildings Trust, says that on Tuesday the trust  will launch a court action  seeking a declaratory judgment, or binding court ruling, to determine whether the church’s decision no to restore  the Christchurch Cathedral breached an act of Parliament protecting church buildings. He says  legal advice backed by two Read more

World tour to inspire new Christchurch cathedral

Thursday, May 31st, 2012

A group headed by Bishop Victoria Matthews and including architects from Warren and Mahoney is to embark on a world tour for inspiration for a new Cathedral in the Square. The bishop and her companions will visit Britain, Europe and the United States to view 12 cathedrals and relevant buildings. The buildings to be studied Read more

Bishop Matthews firm on lowering Christ Church cathedral

Tuesday, April 24th, 2012

The Anglican Bishop of Christchurch, the Right Reverend Victoria Matthews, has agreed to meet those opposed to the demolition of Christ Church Cathedral and to listen to their concerns. At the same time, she is firmly convinced the building must be demolished. The demolition of the cathedral’s tower is set to begin today, and it is anticipated Read more