Posts Tagged ‘Church rebuild’

Rebuilding our church models; we need creatives at the governance table, now

Monday, November 23rd, 2020

A key part of learning how to adapt to our Covid-19 reality will be rebuilding our business models. Reverting to a “business-as-usual” mindset is at our own peril. Instead, we have to reframe our approaches both for short-term survival and to create a better future as #Buildbackbetter and similar sentiments are on all our minds. Read more

First church rebuild completed after Christchurch earthquakes

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

Chancery Lane chapel – church can seek compensation

Tuesday, November 3rd, 2015

The Christchurch High Court has ruled the church can ask the Crown to compensate it for the loss of a 999-year lease on the old Holy Cross Chapel in Chancery Lane. The church had been paying a nominal rent of $1  a year to the owner of the Chancery Lane block, RFD Investments. The sole Read more

New facilities and music centre at Christchurch Pro-Cathedral

Tuesday, July 14th, 2015

Work has started on new facilities and music centre at St Mary’s Pro-Cathedral in Manchester Street, Christchurch. The new parish complex includes offices for use by the parish, an expanded space that will include the former Catholic Shop, which was in Chancery Arcade, and facilities for the Cathedral of the Blessed Sacrament Choir, other music Read more

Chancery Lane Chapel land taken by Government

Friday, December 12th, 2014

On the 27th November the New Zealand Government, through the Governor-General, claimed the land that the Holy Cross Chapel in Chancery Lane, Christchurch, stood on. This land taken by proclamation is to be used for the Convention Centre Precinct. The Christchurch diocese says this move is not an unexpected development. It is part of the Read more