Posts Tagged ‘Christchurch Anglican Cathedral’

Anglicans won’t comment on Christ Church Cathedral until December

Tuesday, July 19th, 2016

The Anglican diocese will not answer any questions about the Christ Church Cathedral until December, a spokesman says. Anglican diocese spokesman Jayson Rhodes said there would be no comment on the cathedral until a Government-appointed working party considering options for the damaged building reports back by December 7. “The Diocese sees no need for any Read more

Cathedral – “Great announcements and then nothing”

Friday, July 8th, 2016

After five years of dereliction, legal spats and uncertainty, the Government has appointed a working party to consider options for the ChristChurch Cathedral. Prior to this announcement Ernest Duval was reported as saying,”Christchurch is an oddball place. The heavens open and there are these great announcements and then there is nothing. It is like the cone of silence Read more

Fresh damage to ChristChurch Cathedral to be assessed

Friday, February 19th, 2016

The Anglican Church plans to get a fresh assessment of Christ Church Cathedral amid concern the Valentines Day earthquake has further damaged the building. Sunday’s 5.7 magnitude earthquake appeared to cause more of the historic cathedral to crumble and fall away from the steel props that have held up the front of the building for Read more

Mediation plan for ChristChurch Cathedral

Friday, September 4th, 2015

An independent Government-appointed consultant will be brought in to negotiate plans for the earthquake-damaged ChristChurch Cathedral after four years of deadlock. Plans for the future of Christchurch’s iconic cathedral stalled in 2011 after Anglican leaders came out in support of plans to partially demolish the building. They had faced ongoing opposition from heritage campaigners, particularly Read more

No censure for Christchurch Anglicans over insurance payout

Friday, August 7th, 2015

The Anglican Diocese of Christchurch has avoided censure for incorrectly using funds from an insurance payout to help pay for the Transitional Cathedral. A High Court judgment released on Wednesday said it was sufficient  for the Church Property Trustees (CPT) to repay the $4 million it used from the quake-damaged Christ Church Cathedral insurance payout Read more

A tale of two Churches

Tuesday, June 9th, 2015

Comparisons between the progress made at Barbadoes St and in Cathedral Square are unhelpful, but perhaps inevitable, says an editorial in the Christchurch newspaper, The Press. The editorial explains how public reaction to the two Churches has differed and suggest the reason can be found in their history and current use. Since the earthquakes, debate Read more

Cathedral demolition not an option

Tuesday, March 31st, 2015

Philip Burdon says he was grateful to see Anglican Church officials show their apparent willingness to consider a more reflective and inclusive approach to the Christ Church Cathedral debate. Until now the church officials have single-mindedly advocated for the demolition of the cathedral and its replacement with a contemporary design on the basis of the Read more

Anderton says Cathedral repair costs over-estimated

Tuesday, November 4th, 2014

Jim Anderton, the co-chairperson of a group fighting to save Christchurch Cathedral, the Greater Christchurch Buildings Trust (GCBT), believes the Anglican Church has over-estimated the cost of repairing the earthquake damaged cathedral. The Trust has released survey results showing more than half of Christchurch residents support restoration, 51 percent and 66 percent if privately-funded, which Read more

“Middle course” plan for Christchurch Cathedral

Tuesday, August 26th, 2014

A leading Christchurch architect says he has created a “middle course” design for the Christchurch Cathedral that would see the landmark largely retained. Sir Miles Warren has been working on detailed plans for a cathedral enabling much of the building’s exterior to be saved and a timber construction created inside. The slate roof would be Read more

Progress not battles for Christchurch

Friday, June 6th, 2014

I am pretty sure the Anglican Church doesn’t get out of bed in the morning looking to infuriate people, hence I tend to side with them when it comes to ChristChurch Cathedral. They got another court win late last week and are now basically allowed to get on with the demolition, as in deed they Read more