Posts Tagged ‘Christchurch Anglican Cathedral’

New Anglican Dean of Christchurch has ability “to see all sides”

Friday, November 29th, 2013

The recently appointed Dean of Christchurch Lynda Patterson, took up her duties at the beginning of November, having acted in that role for the past 20 months. Her installation will take place on 15 December. Is she high-church or low-church? Answer: “I am liturgically fairly catholic and theologically fairly liberal – a liberal catholic,” she Read more

Progress – but no decision yet on Cathedral of the Blessed Sacrament

Friday, October 25th, 2013

The fate of the Catholic Diocese of Christchurch’s Cathedral of the Blessed Sacrament is becoming clearer, as new information is released on the state of the current building and land. Board chairman Lance Ryan said there were many complex issues affecting the decision making, but they had discovered new information on the state of the Read more

Anglicans reject Cathedral vision

Tuesday, October 22nd, 2013

A grand vision of what could become of Cathedral Square and the relic of its earthquake-damaged Anglican cathedral was presented by computer graphics pioneer IAN TAYLOR last week. Bishop Victoria Matthews said although it was a “highly innovative and creative design”, the large area it encompassed meant it was difficult for the Anglican diocese to Read more

Cardboard cathedral crushes ‘prejudice’

Tuesday, September 3rd, 2013

Cardboard cathedral architect Shigeru Ban says reaction to the transitional building has been “unexpectedly big” after it broke the prejudice that it would be either humble or cheap. Ban, from Japan, has designed buildings all over the world and is noted for his innovation with paper-based designs. He was in Christchurch to see the cathedral Read more

Campaigners take Cathedral battle to Supreme Court

Tuesday, August 27th, 2013

Campaigners battling to save the earthquake-damaged ChristChurch Cathedral have taken their case to the highest court in the country. The Court of Appeal last month ruled that demolition of the building could go ahead. But the bulldozers won’t be allowed to roll over the stricken Christchurch landmark just yet after the Great Christchurch Buildings Trust Read more

Cardboard cathedral opens to public

Friday, August 9th, 2013

One solitary admirer was waiting as Christchurch’s cardboard cathedral opened its doors to the public for the first time on Monday. Central city resident Ross Evans was the first to inspect the church when it opened at 9am. A week of celebration began on Monday evening with a performance by the Christchurch City Choir. It Read more

Second cathedral campaign group to fight

Friday, August 2nd, 2013

A legal wrangle over Christ Church Cathedral’s fate is far from over despite a court ruling demolition may proceed. The Court of Appeal dealt those fighting for the landmark’s restoration a hefty blow on Friday when it dismissed an appeal against a High Court decision allowing the Anglican Church to deconstruct. The Great Christchurch Buildings Read more

No hurry to level cathedral

Tuesday, July 30th, 2013

Demolition experts will not be closing in on the earthquake-damaged Christ Church Cathedral any time soon, despite a court giving the green light to take it down. The Court of Appeal yesterday dealt those fighting for the landmark’s restoration a hefty blow when it dismissed an appeal against a High Court decision allowing the Anglican Read more

Cardboard cathedral to open August

Friday, July 19th, 2013

First it was February, then Easter, then July, but now it looks like August. The so-called Cardboard Cathedral has turned out to be a normal building project, the Anglican church says, but should be open for services by the end of the next month. The temporary Anglican cathedral, designed by Japanese architect Shigeru Ban and Read more

Scholar slates church over Christchurch Cathedral demolition

Friday, July 19th, 2013

A UK scholar and expert on Gothic Imperial architecture has slated the Anglican Church decision to demolish quake-crippled Christchurch Cathedral. Academic Alex Bremner wrote extensively about the cathedral, built by famed English architect Sir George Gilbert Scott, in his book Imperial Gothic. Continue reading Related Posts:Cardboard cathedral is allowed to stay after rush to secure…Closer Read more