Posts Tagged ‘Christ Church Cathedral’

Tour parties get first look inside Christ Church Cathedral

Thursday, May 2nd, 2024
Christ Church Cathedral

The quake-damaged Christ Church Cathedral has opened its doors to members of the public for the first time since the 2011 Canterbury earthquake. Tour parties are being invited to explore the historic Christchurch building. Once there, those on the tours (restricted to 25 people) learn about the cathedral’s architecture and the ongoing work to rebuild Read more

Economists say finish $240m Christ Church Cathedral rebuild

Thursday, April 18th, 2024
Christ Church Cathedral

Economists say the Christ Church Cathedral rebuild should go ahead. In a report for Christ Church Cathedral Reinstatement Ltd (CCRL), economists from the NZ Institute of Economic Research (NZIER) say despite escalating costs, it’s worth finishing the $240 million project. The Government should help close the funding gap, their report says. After analysing the pros Read more

Christ Church Cathedral Reinstatement Project – Where’s the Anglican funding?

Thursday, March 7th, 2024
Peter Carrel

Like many other organisations across New Zealand every Anglican parish and diocese faces acute financial challenges in this era of increasing compliance and insurance costs, wages and salaries to meet inflation and the general rise in the cost of living and operating. At least three dioceses outside of Christchurch face significant, multi-million-dollar challenges getting their Read more

Christ Church Cathedral Anglican Campaign seeks extra cash

Monday, February 26th, 2024
Christ Church Cathedral

The Christ Church Cathedral restoration project needs funds says Christchurch’s Anglican bishop. He’s hoping parishioners will be able to help with the Anglican Campaign. The project is due to be completed in 2027. Budget shortfall The $160m project’s $50m budget shortfall is being met from various sources says the Anglican Bishop of Christchurch Peter Carrell Read more

CCRL confident in getting $50m for Christ Church Cathedral

Monday, November 6th, 2023

The Christ Church Cathedral in Christchurch, a landmark in the city’s Cathedral Squared and severely scarred by the 2011 earthquake, is poised for a full project review after a significant stabilisation phase was completed in March. Since then, details on the $160 million restoration have been sparse. Keith Paterson of Christ Church Cathedral Reinstatement Ltd Read more

Blow to the Christ Church Cathedral restoration

Thursday, October 5th, 2023

In a blow to the Christ Church Cathedral restoration, British philanthropist Hamish Ogston, has come under scrutiny for his unfulfilled pledge of millions of dollars towards the Christchurch Cathedral’s restoration. The board responsible for the cathedral’s ongoing repairs says that they have not received any funds from Ogston. They also mentioned that they have a Read more

Christchurch Cardboard Cathedral may be sold or deconstructed

Thursday, September 14th, 2023
Cardboard Cathedral

The future of Christchurch’s Cardboard Cathedral is suddenly looking uncertain. Options could include sale or deconstruction, reports say. Questions about the cathedral’s fate arose over the weekend when the parish it belongs to agreed to dissolve. Christchurch’s Anglican Bishop Peter Carrell says this agreement enables options for the parish’s property to be considered. The property Read more

Christ Church Cathedral appoints youngest-ever dean

Thursday, August 31st, 2023

Christ Church Cathedral has appointed its youngest-ever dean – 37-year-old Reverend Canon Ben Truman. Truman is set to leave his current role as the Vicar of Opawa-St Martins (St Mark’s, Opawa) to take up the job. Bishop Peter Carrell said Truman’s appointment ushers in a “new era of leadership, fresh perspectives, and a commitment to Read more

Roof removal a milestone for Christ Church Cathedral restoration team

Thursday, March 31st, 2022

Work has begun to remove Christ Church Cathedral’s crossing roof, marking a big milestone in the stabilisation phase of Christ Chiurch cathedral’s $154 million restoration project. Project director Keith Paterson said the top-down approach meant the cathedral’s stone gable arches could be dismantled, dividing it into four independently supported sections. “This piece of open heart Read more

Meet the robot dog integral to reinstating Christ Church Cathedral

Monday, July 19th, 2021

As a robot dog, he is going places people can’t in the reinstatement of Christ Church Cathedral. Spot can be seen moving amidst the rubble, the lasers and cameras worth $190,000 strapped to its back storing crucial data, such as dimensions and damage, for the project team. “The contrast of our heritage cathedral and this Read more