Posts Tagged ‘Christchurch earthquake’

Christchurch’s new Catholic Cathedral in heart of the city Comments 0

Monday, December 9th, 2019

The Catholic bishop of Christchurch, Paul Martin, says the diocese will build a new cathedral in the centre of the city adjacent to Victoria Square. The new cathedral will form part of a $500m “North of the Square” development. The development site is bordered by Armagh Street, Colombo Street, Cambridge Terrace and Manchester Street. It Read more

Public get closest look at ChristChurch Cathedral since earthquakes Comments 0

Thursday, October 17th, 2019

People with a passion for the Christ Church Cathedral got to go beyond the fences today, the closest the public has been allowed since the earthquakes. Plans are still being drafted for the rebuild of the cathedral, but today’s visit attracted those who worked inside its walls for decades. Read more Related Posts:Christchurch Cathedral restoration Read more

ChristChurch Cathedral to light up for the month of August Comments 0

Monday, August 12th, 2019

The ChristChurch Cathedral will be lit up in August to remind people the reinstatement project is still alive. There are several different designs that will run every night from 6-10pm, finishing at the end of August. Read more Related Posts:Restoration work begins on Christchurch Anglican cathedralMinister cannot intervene in possible Christchurch…Christchurch diocese considers new site for Read more

Blessed Sacrament Cathedral: money not tagged for restoration Comments 0

Thursday, August 8th, 2019
Blessed Sacrament Cathedral

Christchurch Catholic diocese’s general manager Andy Doherty said no donations have been made for the specific purpose of restoring the Blessed Sacrament Cathedral. $200,000 left to the church in a will had no specific provision for restoration of the basilica. The donated total of $350,000 would be used for the planned new cathedral, he said. In Read more

Cathedral demolition: Accept the decision and move on Comments 0

Monday, August 5th, 2019

People fighting to preserve heritage buildings are questioning the decision announced by the  Bishop of Christchurch to demolish the Blessed Sacrament Cathedral. But Christchurch Regeneration Minister, Megan Woods says the city needs to accept the church’s decision and move on. Woods said she had many fond memories of the cathedral having gone to school next Read more

New Bishop committed to restoration of Cathedral Comments 0

Monday, February 11th, 2019

Reverend Doctor Peter Carrell was ordained the 9th Anglican bishop of Canterbury last Saturday. The service took place at Christchurch Boys’ High School Auditorium. It was led by Archbishops Philip Richardson and Don Tamihere. About 1000 people attended including Anglicans from the diocese and the province, members of the Māori Anglican Church, Tikanga Māori, the Read more

Parties commit to Christ Church Cathedral rebuild Comments 0

Thursday, August 23rd, 2018

Parties involved in rebuilding Christchurch’s quake-damaged Cathedral signed an agreement on Wednesday, clearing the way for work to begin. The cathedral has sat desolate since the 2011 earthquakes, as the Anglican Church and heritage groups battled over its future. Continue reading Related Posts:Christ Church Cathedral rebuildDecision on Christchurch Cathedral will prompt donationsCathedral one of two Read more

Quake-hit St Mary’s convent chapel in Christchurch restored Comments 0

Thursday, July 26th, 2018

Mayor Lianne Dalziel said it was a joy to see the “meticulous” work done to restore the Rose Chapel in Christchurch after it suffered extensive damage in the February 2011 earthquake. The Colombo St chapel was built by the Sisters of Mercy in 1911, and shared a site with the convent and St Mary’s College. The Christchurch Read more

Church ‘white ants’ accused of stalling Christ Church Cathedral restoration Comments 0

Thursday, June 14th, 2018

A senior figure in the Anglican church claims a decision to the reinstate Christ Church Cathedral is being ignored by some in the church in the hope it can be changed. David Morrell, who is a canon emeritus of the cathedral and former city missioner, said there had been “zilch” progress since the church agreed Read more

Christchurch Catholic church gets a Green Star Comments 0

Monday, June 11th, 2018
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St Mary’s Catholic Church in the Christchurch East parish has been awarded a Green Star by the New Zealand Green Building Council. It received a “four-star” award which represents “New Zealand Best Practice”. Foley Group Architecture building architect and parishioner Paul Foley said the quest for green star rating had been driven by the Catholic Diocese. Read more