Posts Tagged ‘Cathedral restoration’

Bishop delays decision on Cathedral of the Blessed Sacrament

Thursday, October 25th, 2018

A decision on the future of the earthquake-damaged Cathedral of the Blessed Sacrament in Christchurch, New Zealand, has been delayed to March or April, rather finalised at the end of this year as originally planned. The Bishop of Christchurch, Paul Martin, said he is still considering whether to restore the cathedral, knock it down and build Read more

New Anglican Bishop supports restoration of Christ Church Cathedral

Thursday, August 30th, 2018
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The new Anglican bishop for Canterbury is “completely behind” restoration of the earthquake-damaged Christ Church Cathedral. On Tuesday, the Venerable Doctor Peter Carrell was announced as the new Bishop-Elect of the Anglican Diocese of Christchurch. Carrell, a Cantabrian, is well-known and respected throughout New Zealand for his teaching and preaching. He is presently the Diocesan Read more

Nave of Christchurch Catholic Cathedral may be retained

Friday, May 29th, 2015

The Catholic Bishop of Christchurch, Barry Jones, has announced a $45 million plan to partially restore the Christchurch Catholic cathedral. The rebuilt Cathedral of the Blessed Sacrament would include a part of the original building, but would not entirely replicate it. Some areas, including the sanctuary, cannot be saved. And because of budget constraints and Read more

Restoration plan proposed for Christchurch Cathedral

Tuesday, May 29th, 2012

A  $55 million plan to restore Christchurch Cathedral has been put forward by heritage campaigners. Marcus Brandt put his restoration design before a 50-strong crowd at the Court Theatre on Sunday. He called it  “The People’s Steeple”. Brandt, who  has been restoring historic structures for 30 years, said the cathedral was the most controversial heritage project Read more