Posts Tagged ‘Christchurch parish mergers’

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