Posts Tagged ‘Christchurch Anglican’

Preferred new Anglican Bishop chosen for Christchurch

Monday, August 20th, 2018

A preferred candidate has been chosen as Christchurch’s new Bishop – but their name will remain a secret until a vote by the church’s governing body. The involved and legal process to determine a new Bishop for the city began after Victoria Matthews stood down from the role in May.  Continue reading Related Posts:Three former Christchurch Read more

Christchurch Cathedral dean Lynda Patterson dies

Tuesday, July 22nd, 2014

Christchurch has lost a great treasure with the death of Cathedral Dean Lynda Patterson, her predecessor says. The Anglican diocese confirmed Northern Irish-born Patterson, 40, died of natural causes in her home yesterday after a recent, undisclosed illness. Last year she succeeded Peter Beck in the role, becoming the cathedral’s first female dean. Continue reading Read more

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

Anglicans propose drastic reduction in number of parishes

Tuesday, April 23rd, 2013

In the wake of the 2010-2011 Canterbury Region earthquakes the New Zealand Diocese of Christchurch has voted to take the next step towards a dramatic redrawing of its map. The Christchurch Anglicans met in a special synod on April 13-14, and chose to proceed on a path which could see the 46 parishes in and around Christchurch being significantly Read more

Dean quit after bishop ‘made position untenable’

Friday, December 9th, 2011

Dean Peter Beck’s position was made “untenable” by Bishop Victoria Matthews as they clashed over the future of Christ Church Cathedral, senior Anglican figures say.

Beck announced his resignation from the cathedral on Wednesday to contest a Christchurch City Council seat in a by-election.

A senior member of the cathedral broke ranks yesterday, criticising Matthews and questioning if she should remain as bishop.

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