Posts Tagged ‘Christ Church Cathedral’

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

Anglicans face changing approval terms for restoring Christ Church Cathedral

Monday, May 3rd, 2021

The Anglican church in New Zealand may have to change its approval terms for restoring Christ Church Cathedral. Doing so would avoid restoration work stopping in October if more funds cannot be found before then. This is because when the Anglican Synod approved the cathedral’s restoration in 2017, its terms stipulated that each stage could Read more

Tonnes of pigeon poo from quake-hit church going to landfill

Monday, May 3rd, 2021

A thick layer of pigeon poo droppings that have built up over the last decade from pigeons living in the broken Christ Church Cathedral will end up in landfill instead of being recycled into fertiliser. Up to two tonnes of pigeon poo has accumulated since the devastating February 2011 earthquake. Christ Church Cathedral Reinstatement project Read more

A tale of two cathedrals

Monday, December 9th, 2019

This is a tale of two cathedrals. It’s a story of two bishops, a tragedy and even a prince. There’s more than one battle in this long saga and only one of the cathedrals will have a happy ending. Both buildings were severely damaged by the 2010 and 2011 earthquakes and aftershocks, and both sit Read more

Royal donation for cathedral reinstatement

Monday, November 25th, 2019

His Royal Highness, the Prince of Wales has accepted a request to be royal patron of the Christ Church cathedral reinstatement, but the size of his cash donation remains under wraps for now. Charles, who spent the day meeting and greeting locals with his wife Camilla, Duchess of Cornwall, has made a “substantial” donation to the damaged Christ Church Cathedral. He 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

Christ Church Cathedral rebuild

Monday, July 2nd, 2018

Christ Church Cathedral rebuild will start this month. The Church Properties Trust administers the cathedral. It and the government have now agreed on a funding plan for the rebuild. It will be a joint venture. Greater Christchurch Regeneration Minister Megan Woods says they’ve agreed in principle on how to pay for the rebuild. Work will Read more

Vicious debate mars Christ Church Cathedral rebuild

Thursday, September 14th, 2017

The heads of Christchurch’s Christian churches have supported the Anglican Synod’s decision to rebuild their cathedral. However, they have expressed regret at what they call the conduct of some aspects of the debate. The church leaders say there is a great deal of concern about the sometimes vicious nature of the debate. “Vitriol and personal Read more

Jim Anderton welcomes Christ Church Cathedral Restoration

Thursday, September 14th, 2017

Jim Anderton, co-chair of the Great Christchurch Buildings Trust (GCBT), campaigned long and hard for Christ Church Cathedral to be restored rather than turned into rubble. He’s ‘delighted’ that it will return to being Christchurch’s icon. His wife, Carole Anderton, says her husband had been very pleased that the Anglican Synod decided to reinstate the Read more