Posts Tagged ‘Christchurch earthquake’

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

Blessed Sacrament Cathedral can be saved – for $100 million Comments 0

Friday, October 28th, 2016
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The new bishop of Christchurch will have to decide what to do about the earthquake Cathedral of the Blessed Sacrament. He will be faced with a choice of spending $45 million to restore the nave or $100 million to carry out a complete restoration. A decision had previously been made  to save and restore just the Read more

Roger Sutton ‘very happy’ to join Anglican church board Comments 0

Tuesday, August 16th, 2016

Two Christchurch church property teams have made prominent appointments as their earthquake-damaged cathedrals sit in ruins. Roger Sutton, who stepped down as chief executive of the Canterbury Earthquake Recovery Authority (Cera) in 2014, has been chosen as one of the Anglican diocese’s Church Property Trustees. Continue reading Related Posts:Roger Sutton appointed Anglican trustee on Christchurch…Former Ngai Tahu property CEO Read more

Cathedral working party ‘farcical’ if ruling not binding, says campaigner Comments 0

Friday, August 5th, 2016

A working party tasked with finding a solution for the quake-damaged Anglican cathedral is “farcical” and “pointless” if its recommendations are not binding, a heritage campaign group says. Co-chair of the Great Christchurch Buildings Trust (GCBT), Jim Anderton, has been campaigning to restore the Cathedral. He said the working party’s recommendations, which are expected in Read more

Anglicans won’t comment on Christ Church Cathedral until December Comments 0

Tuesday, July 19th, 2016

The Anglican diocese will not answer any questions about the Christ Church Cathedral until December, a spokesman says. Anglican diocese spokesman Jayson Rhodes said there would be no comment on the cathedral until a Government-appointed working party considering options for the damaged building reports back by December 7. “The Diocese sees no need for any Read more

Cathedral – “Great announcements and then nothing” Comments 0

Friday, July 8th, 2016

After five years of dereliction, legal spats and uncertainty, the Government has appointed a working party to consider options for the ChristChurch Cathedral. Prior to this announcement Ernest Duval was reported as saying,”Christchurch is an oddball place. The heavens open and there are these great announcements and then there is nothing. It is like the cone of silence Read more