Posts Tagged ‘Christchurch Cathedral’

Christ Church Cathedral: First a two-year stabilisation programme

Monday, June 29th, 2020

It will take a year to complete the stabilisation of the Christ Church Cathedral in Christchurch to a point where people could safely enter the earthquake-damaged building. Large steel frames will be installed on the west wall, the transepts, the back of the cathedral and the southern side of the building near where the tower Read more

Modern twist to traditional site blessing for Christ Church

Monday, May 18th, 2020

It was a poignant moment for the Christ Church Cathedral Reinstatement Project to be able to bless workers and the Cathedral site ahead of its first physical work. Due to COVID-19, the country is still under physical distancing restrictions, so only a few people were permitted on the site. In a first for the project Read more

Public get closest look at ChristChurch Cathedral since earthquakes

Thursday, October 17th, 2019

People with a passion for the Christ Church Cathedral got to go beyond the fences today, the closest the public has been allowed since the earthquakes. Plans are still being drafted for the rebuild of the cathedral, but today’s visit attracted those who worked inside its walls for decades. Read more

Christchurch Cathedral restoration work to begin early next year

Thursday, September 5th, 2019

Work to stabilise the earthquake-damaged Christ Church Cathedral will begin in the first three months of next year and could take 18 months. Christchurch Cathedral reinstatement Project senior project manager Tim Anthon said the work would prop up the walls of the historic Christchurch building to make it safe for restoration workers to go inside. Read Read more

Anglicans respond to Sam Neill’s call to dismantle Christ Church cathedral

Monday, April 8th, 2019

Canterbury’s Anglican bishop has responded to movie star Sam Neill’s call to demolish the Christ Church Cathedral and replace it with “a dynamic social hub”, saying it’s too late to reconsider the building’s future. Continue reading

New Bishop committed to restoration of Cathedral

Monday, February 11th, 2019

Reverend Doctor Peter Carrell was ordained the 9th Anglican bishop of Canterbury last Saturday. The service took place at Christchurch Boys’ High School Auditorium. It was led by Archbishops Philip Richardson and Don Tamihere. About 1000 people attended including Anglicans from the diocese and the province, members of the Māori Anglican Church, Tikanga Māori, the Read more

Cathedral one of two church sites contaminated with asbestos in Christchurch

Thursday, July 19th, 2018

The asbestos-laden rubble being cleared from the front of Christ Church Cathedral was also delivered to a second Anglican site in the city. The rubble was delivered to the cathedral site after the 2011 earthquakes to protect paving stones during the demolition of the remains of the cathedral spire base. Continue reading

Bishop Matthews – Wealthy and powerful tell us they know best

Thursday, April 19th, 2018

The outgoing Bishop of Christchurch, Victoria Matthews, has said goodbye to her diocese with an attack on civic authorities over their handling of the future of Christchurch Cathedral. She was speaking at a special Choral Eucharist in Christchurch’s Transitional Cathedral last Sunday. She said the Christchurch Cathedral restoration is being driven by “the wealthy and Read more

City councillors to ‘keep an open mind’ on $10 million to restore ChristChurch Cathedral

Thursday, December 14th, 2017

Christchurch councillors say they are keeping an open mind before deciding whether to grant $10 million to help restore the ChristChurch Cathedral. The Christchurch City Council decided in principle earlier this year to contribute $10m toward the $104m earthquake-damaged cathedral’s restoration but wanted to consult with the public before making a final decision. Continue reading

Decision on Christchurch Cathedral will prompt donations

Monday, September 11th, 2017

The decision to restore the Christ Church Cathedral will kick-start donations to bridge the $14 million funding gap, a heritage campaigner says. The Anglican’s governing body, the Synod, voted on Saturday to restore the Christ Church Cathedral, with regeneration minister Nicky Wagner saying work could start before Christmas. Continue reading