Posts Tagged ‘Christchurch earthquake’

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

Christchurch Cathedral – almost there with new Government offer? Comments 0

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

360 degree view inside ruins of Christchurch’s Catholic Basilica Comments 0

Monday, July 3rd, 2017

Photographer Glen Howey pieced together this incredible collage. Watch it Source: Seven Sharp Related Posts:Interactive panels bring earthquake damaged Catholic…Roger Sutton ‘very happy’ to join…Gloriavale doco obscures sinister truthDominican Sister’s Artwork for Roman basilica

Lianne Dalziel urges church to restore Christchurch Cathedral Comments 0

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

Eight religious leaders say let Anglicans decide about their Cathedral Comments 0

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” Comments 1

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 Comments 0

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’ Comments 0

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:ChristChurch Cathedral announcement before ChristmasChristchurch waits for new bishop to approve Cathedral…Cathedral restoration: Church disputes Government offered…Cathedral working party ‘farcical’ if ruling not

ChristChurch Cathedral announcement before Christmas Comments 0

Tuesday, November 29th, 2016

A decision on the future of the Christchurch Cathedral will be announced before Christmas, church and recovery leaders say. Greater Christchurch regeneration minister Gerry Brownlee and Bishop Victoria Matthews issued a joint statement this week confirming an announcement would be made in the “second half of December”. Continue reading Related Posts:Cathedral restoration: Church disputes Government Read more