Posts Tagged ‘Lance Ryan’

Progress – but no decision yet on Cathedral of the Blessed Sacrament Comments 0

Friday, October 25th, 2013

The fate of the Catholic Diocese of Christchurch’s Cathedral of the Blessed Sacrament is becoming clearer, as new information is released on the state of the current building and land. Board chairman Lance Ryan said there were many complex issues affecting the decision making, but they had discovered new information on the state of the Read more

Blessed Sacrament Cathedral update Comments 0

Monday, May 7th, 2012

To date the diocese has spent about $3 million deconstructing the damaged parts of the Blessed Sacrament cathedral, on cleaning and saving and numbering stones, windows and unique elements, and on transporting material, at night, to the new site. Management Board chairman Lance Ryan said discussions leading up to a decision on whether the cathedral Read more

Repair of the Blessed Sacrament Cathedral now put at $100 million Comments 0

Tuesday, February 28th, 2012

Repair of the Blessed Sacrament Cathedral now put at $100 million “We are really looking at three options – whether to demolish the existing building, to retain what we can of the basilica and rebuild to its former glory, or, in the short-term, whether or not to mothball the building until we have a clearer Read more

Restore or rebuild – crunch time for Christchurch Cathedrals Comments 0

Tuesday, December 13th, 2011

The Catholic and the Anglican Churches are facing some tough decisions about the future of their Christchurch Cathedrals –  restore the old ones or build new ones. The Catholic Cathedral of the Blessed Sacrament leaders are considering whether to restore the building for more than $100m or build a new cathedral for about $40m. “I am still 50-50. Read more