Fate of quake damaged New Zealand cathedral to be decided in September

Posted May 23, 2017

[Anglican Communion News Service] The Anglican Church in New Zealand has said the future of Christchurch Cathedral, which has been derelict since an earthquake six years ago, will be decided this September. The Synod of the Diocese of Christchurch will rule on whether the Cathedral should be restored – or demolished and replaced with a contemporary building. Local officials involved with the city’s regeneration have been pressing for a resolution and campaigners have called for immediate government intervention to restore the iconic Cathedral. The diocesan property division has defended itself over allegations that it has dragged its feet.

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  1. Tony Oberdorfer says:

    As a young naval officer aboard the U.S. icebreaker Staten Island, I remember visiting this beautiful church in 1964 while we were in Christchurch enroute to the Antarctic. It would be lovely if it could be restored though the decision should take into account the real possibility of future earthquakes such as the one that caused the massive damage.

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