Posts Tagged ‘Christchurch Cathedral’

Christchurch Cathedral restoration work to begin early next year Comments 0

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 Comments 0

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 Related Posts:Church ‘white ants’ accused of stalling…Lotteries commit $6m to Christ Church Cathedral restorationParties commit to Christ Church Cathedral Read more

New Bishop committed to restoration of Cathedral Comments 0

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 Comments 0

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 Related Posts:Asbestos at Read more

Bishop Matthews – Wealthy and powerful tell us they know best Comments 0

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 Comments 0

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 Read more

Decision on Christchurch Cathedral will prompt donations Comments 0

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 Related Posts:Scrap over costs for Christ Church Read more

Keep Christ Church Cathedral a ruin surrounded by reflective pool Comments 0

Monday, August 21st, 2017

Do not rebuild it or repair the Christ Church Cathedral – keep it as a precious ruin surrounded by reflective pool, an architectural practice suggests. Inspired by ideas overseas, Walker Community Architects proposed what they call a third way to deal with the earthquake-wrecked church. Continue reading Related Posts:Christ Church Cathedral decision imminent, but…Anglicans commission new poll on Christ Read more

Christchurch Cathedral may be gifted to the Government Comments 0

Monday, August 14th, 2017

On Monday, in a shock move, the Anglican Church in Christchurch announced that members of its Synod will this week consider three, not two, options regarding the future of their Cathedral. The third option is gifting the Cathedral to the Government “for the people of New Zealand”. Continue reading Related Posts:Scrap over costs for Christ Read more

Scrap over costs for Christ Church Cathedral spills into General Election Comments 0

Thursday, August 3rd, 2017

On the weekend of September 8/9 at St Christopher’s in Avonhead, the Christchurch Synod will vote to decide the fate of the Christ Church Cathedral. As we have heard endlessly, opinion is split over whether to restore the current building or to build a new, contemporary cathedral. On Tuesday, Christchurch Regeneration Minister Nicky Wagner released Read more