Posts Tagged ‘Christchurch earthquake’

First church rebuild completed after Christchurch earthquakes Comments 0

Monday, March 12th, 2018

The director of the Christchurch Bishop’s Pastoral Office, Mike Stopforth, says he is “thrilled” to have the rebuild of St Mary’s Church in New Brighton, Christchurch completed, especially because it is the first parish church in the diocese to be rebuilt since the 2011 earthquakes. The congregation had been meeting in a nearby community hall Read more

ChristChurch cathedral fundraising trust chair named Comments 0

Thursday, November 16th, 2017

The Minister for Greater Christchurch Regeneration Dr Megan Woods has appointed Peter Guthrey as Chair of the fundraising trust for the reinstatement of ChristChurch Cathedral. The ChristChurch Cathedral Restoration Trust will spearhead fundraising for, and delivery of, the restoration project. Minister Woods says Mr Guthrey has been selected because of his governance, business and tourism Read more

Cathedral means more to Christchurch than to church Comments 0

Monday, August 28th, 2017

The Christ Church Cathedral means more to the city than it does to the Anglican church, Christchurch Mayor Lianne Dalziel says. Dalziel said the future of the cathedral had divided the city because the decision rested with the church, rather than the city. Dalziel went on to clarify her statement, saying “to the church it is 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

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