Posts Tagged ‘Christchurch Anglican Cathedral’

Christ Church Cathedral’s feline outlaws captured

Thursday, June 4th, 2020

Christ Church Cathedral is now feline-free for the first time in years after the capture of Bonnie and Clyde. The pair were the last two cats left roaming the earthquake-damaged cathedral and the surrounding square after more than 25 cats were rescued from the area in the past two years. Read more

Restoration work begins on Christchurch Anglican cathedral

Thursday, December 13th, 2018
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The steel frame in front of the Christchurch Anglican cathedral will come down next month. Some rubble will also be removed. Reinstatement project director Keith Paterson said he was pleased work on the cathedral was getting underway. He said the building and frame – which are not connected – were a dramatic reminder of what Read more

Church ‘white ants’ accused of stalling Christ Church Cathedral restoration

Thursday, June 14th, 2018

A senior figure in the Anglican church claims a decision to the reinstate Christ Church Cathedral is being ignored by some in the church in the hope it can be changed. David Morrell, who is a canon emeritus of the cathedral and former city missioner, said there had been “zilch” progress since the church agreed Read more

Bishop Matthews: Church first cousin to a museum or a place of worship?

Thursday, March 22nd, 2018

“Is the church called to be the first cousin to a museum or is it the place for the worship of a living God? “To reinstate a very damaged building, so people can say ‘we like the outside of it’, seems to me somewhat misdirected. “I wonder what an empty cathedral would be an icon Read more

ChristChurch cathedral fundraising trust chair named

Thursday, November 16th, 2017

The Minister for Greater Christchurch Regeneration Dr Megan Woods has appointed Peter Guthrey as Chair of the fundraising trust for the reinstatement of ChristChurch Cathedral. The ChristChurch Cathedral Restoration Trust will spearhead fundraising for, and delivery of, the restoration project. Minister Woods says Mr Guthrey has been selected because of his governance, business and tourism 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

Cathedral means more to Christchurch than to church

Monday, August 28th, 2017

The Christ Church Cathedral means more to the city than it does to the Anglican church, Christchurch Mayor Lianne Dalziel says. Dalziel said the future of the cathedral had divided the city because the decision rested with the church, rather than the city. Dalziel went on to clarify her statement, saying “to the church it is Read more

Anglicans commission new poll on Christ Church Cathedral

Monday, April 10th, 2017

Anglican leaders have ordered another survey of how Christchurch residents feel about restoring the cathedral. The new survey will be the latest in a long list of polls conducted in the city about the Christ Church Cathedral. There were two major surveys in 2013 and two more in 2014. Continue reading

Christchurch Cathedral – demolition not an option

Tuesday, September 13th, 2016

The government tasked a working group want the Christchurch cathedral to retain its external appearance as much as possible. The chair of the group Geoff Dangerfield said they were investigating how to “repair, restore and, in some parts, rebuild” the cathedral and were being “careful to ensure the building retains its external appearance as much as possible”. Read more

Roger Sutton appointed Anglican trustee on Christchurch Church Property Trust

Friday, July 29th, 2016

Former Canterbury Earthquake Recovery chief executive Roger Sutton has a new role as an Anglican church trustee. He has been appointed one of eight trustees on the Anglican Diocese of Christchurch Church Property Trust (CPT). Sutton (above) resigned from his role at Cera in November, 2014, after a senior staff member laid a sexual harassment Read more