Posts Tagged ‘Christ Church Cathedral’

A tale of two cathedrals Comments 0

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 Comments 0

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 Comments 0

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 Comments 0

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 Comments 0

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 Comments 0

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

The Christ Church Cathedral dilemma: What would Jesus do? Comments 0

Thursday, July 13th, 2017

On February 22, 2011 at 12.51pm I was in Christchurch having lunch with Bishop Victoria Matthews. I am ever grateful that her choice of restaurant meant we were sitting on large bench seats in a corner away from windows. As we sheltered under the sturdy tables, I learnt that in the advice “duck, cover and hold”, Read more

Access limited to Dublin pro-cathedral as 1916 recalled Comments 0

Friday, February 19th, 2016

Dublin archdiocese is trying to improve access to St Mary’s Pro-Cathedral on Easter Sunday this year, after a traffic cordon was imposed. The city centre will be closed to all vehicles from 6am on Easter Sunday until 8pm that night, as events take place to commemorate the 1916 Easter rising. A spokeswoman for the archdiocese Read more

Apology sees charges of burgling Chch cathedral dropped Comments 0

Friday, April 24th, 2015

Two men charged with burgling the quake-damaged Christ Church Cathedral last month have avoided prosecution. Philip Pavich, 55, and Gilbert Southworth, 46, apologised for their actions and gave money to the Anglican diocese. On March 21, motion-activated cameras detected their entry into  the building. Police arrested the pair after they were caught leaving the cathedral Read more

Process ‘un-Christian’ claim Cathedral supporters Comments 0

Friday, September 13th, 2013

Supporters of the restoration of the quake-damaged Christ Church Cathedral say they are disgusted at the Anglican Church’s choice of a modern replacement, and are calling the decision making process un-Christian. The Anglican Church has decided to demolish the 149-year-old building and replace it with a modern, contemporary design. The Christchurch diocese says it was Read more