Posts Tagged ‘Christchurch Cathedral’

Keep Christ Church Cathedral a ruin surrounded by reflective pool

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:Tonnes of pigeon poo from quake-hit church going to landfillChrist Church Read more

Christchurch Cathedral may be gifted to the Government

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:Demolition approved for Christchurch Catholic Read more

Scrap over costs for Christ Church Cathedral spills into General Election

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

Christchurch Cathedral – almost there with new Government offer?

Thursday, July 6th, 2017

Christchurch Regeneration Minister Nicky Wagner announced on Tuesday that a new deal had been presented to the church as a means of saving the earthquake-damaged cathedral. The package comprised a $10 million grant and $15m suspensory loan from government, a $10m city council contribution, at least $13.7m in philanthropic donations and the church’s own $42m insurance payout. Read more

Lianne Dalziel urges church to restore Christchurch Cathedral

Monday, June 26th, 2017

Christchurch mayor Lianne Dalziel says if there is to be any certainty on the Christ Church Cathedral’s future, the Anglican Church’s synod must vote in favour of restoration. At Thursday’s city council meeting Dalziel said there was only one decision the synod could make in September that would provide that certainty – voting for restoration. Read more

New survey – Christchurch ‘evenly split’ over earthquake-damaged Christchurch Cathedral

Thursday, June 15th, 2017

Christchurch is “evenly split” on whether the earthquake-crippled Christ Church Cathedral should be bowled or rebuilt, a church-commissioned survey has found. The survey commissioned by Church Property Trustees (CPT) said there was limited support for taxpayer or ratepayer funding of the reinstatement option. Read more Related Posts:Demolition begins on Christchurch’s…Rare 35 million-year-old turtle fossil discovered Read more

Eight religious leaders say let Anglicans decide about their Cathedral

Thursday, June 8th, 2017

Eight religious leaders from all the major Christian denominations, including Presbyterian, Methodist and Catholic, have written a letter to The Press calling for Anglicans to be “left to make decisions as to the future of the cathedral”. “The role of the wider community (including other Christian denominations) is to respect their decision (whatever it might Read more

Christchurch cathedral decision in September – Regeneration Minister “deeply disappointed”

Monday, May 22nd, 2017
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On Sunday Bishop Victoria Matthews announced in a letter that members of the Anglican Diocese of Christchurch’s synod would make the decision about the future of the Christchurch cathedral at its meeting in early September. A government-appointed working party has been trying to decided the fate of the building and its report, which is due Read more

Bishop Victoria Matthews seriously considering’ Government’s offer

Thursday, March 30th, 2017

Bishop Victoria Matthews has penned a letter to the Government saying she is “seriously considering” its offer to help fund restoration of Christ Church Cathedral, but sources say no decision will be made for at least a week. Greater Christchurch Regeneration Minister Gerry Brownlee said he wrote to Anglican Bishop Victoria Matthews on March 8 Read more

Christ Church Cathedral decision imminent, but ‘could change in an instant’

Thursday, March 16th, 2017

Restoration campaigner Jim Anderton says a decision on the Christchurch cathedral could be made public on Friday. But a source close to the process says it could be next week. Continue reading Related Posts:Anglicans face changing approval terms for restoring…Demolition work starts on Christchurch Catholic cathedralChrist Church Cathedral: First a two-year…Demolition approved for Christchurch Catholic cathedral