New Zealand cathedral re-opens for Christmas

By Gavin Drake
Posted Dec 15, 2016

[Anglican Communion News Service] The congregation of St Paul’s Cathedral in Wellington, New Zealand, will return to their building for Christmas services after a safety cordon around it was lifted. Much of the cathedral building was within the cordon imposed after last month’s earthquake amid fears that a neighboring nine-storey building might collapse on top of it. Demolition experts have reduced the height of that building to a safe level, and last night the city’s engineers reduced the size of the cordon, opening up the cathedral for use once again.

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