Posts Tagged ‘Christchurch Catholic Cathedral’

New name sought for Christchurch Catholic Cathedral

Monday, May 27th, 2024

A pastoral letter from Bishop Michael Gielen has been read at Masses in the Catholic Diocese of Christchurch over the weekend. It launched a process of finding a name for the new Catholic cathedral. Catholics are being invited to suggest a name and offer an explanation why they believe it would be a fitting choice. Read more

Bishop invites Catholics to help name new cathedral

Monday, May 27th, 2024

Catholics in the Christchurch Diocese are being invited to suggest names for their new cathedral, helping Bishop Michael Gielen identify patronal name candidates. The process of selecting a patronal name opened this weekend with the call for nominations issued at Masses across the Diocese. Bishop Gielen said the cathedral naming will follow a similar rhythm Read more

Catholic church delivers some overdue fresh air to a gloomy city

Monday, April 29th, 2024

It’s been a bruising April for many of Christchurch’s iconic landmarks, venues and events, teetering under the weight of their own financial turmoil. The Arts Centre’s management team continues to sound the threatening drumbeat of insolvency if the ratepayer doesn’t rush to their rescue. (The doom-mongering hasn’t stopped them frittering lavish operational sums on their Read more

Christchurch Catholic Cathedral – decision made – people happy

Monday, April 22nd, 2024
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After much debate, prayer and waiting, the site for the new Christchurch Catholic Cathedral has been announced. On Sunday, Christchurch diocese’s Catholic bishop, Michael Gielen, announced the decision to use the Barbados Street site. It will be on the same site which the beautiful Petrie-designed Cathedral of the Blessed Sacrament occupied until the 2011 earthquake destroyed Read more

Location of Christchurch’s new cathedral uncertain

Monday, April 8th, 2024
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Christchurch Diocese General Manager Simon Thompson told CathNews that a decision as to where Christchurch’s new Catholic cathedral will be located is still some way off. Consultation phase complete A wide range of views has been sought to provide the diocese with the means to make a well-supported decision. Some of these came from technical Read more

Christchurch Cathedral location – about turn in thinking

Monday, December 11th, 2023

In a significant about turn, Christchurch bishop Michael Gielen is proposing Barbadoes Street, the location of the original cathedral, as his preferred site for a new Christchurch Cathedral. The new thinking marks a departure from the construction plan on Armagh Street. As part of the change in thinking, Bishop Gielen has initiated consultations with professional Read more

Christchurch Catholic cathedral and diocese plan back on track

Thursday, November 2nd, 2023

Under a contentious plan, the building of a new Christchurch Catholic cathedral precinct will proceed. Earlier this year, after opposition from a small group of parishioners, Bishop Michael Gielen paused plans for the new central city precinct. On Sunday, Gielen wrote to congregations saying the diocese’s post-earthquake project – including most parish mergers – could Read more

New Christchurch Cathedral beckons

Monday, July 17th, 2023
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A new Christchurch Cathedral is a step further ahead with the Catholic diocese advertising for a Fundraising and Development manager. The role is newly created, and the successful person will work closely with the bishop, general manager and senior leadership team to provide revenue growth, supporting the diocese’s mission. In the position’s Candidate Brief, the Read more

Hope for Christchurch’s new Catholic Cathedral precinct

Thursday, April 27th, 2023
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New Council recommendations may see Christchurch’s new Catholic Cathedral precinct and 600-space parking building go ahead after all. This will come as a relief to developers and the Christchurch Catholic diocese. The diocese was providing $30 million towards development costs – funds it raised for the purpose. Plans with developers were well underway last month Read more

Christchurch diocese publishes the letter

Monday, April 3rd, 2023
Christchurch diocese publishes the letter

Three days after not allowing the printing or publication of a letter concerning parish restructuring and rebuilding a new Cathedral, bishop of Christchurch, Michael Gielen, released the letter. The 29 March move came after there was considerable interest in the letter’s contents, particularly from Catholics who could not be at Mass on the Sunday it Read more