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Church leaders offer prayer and solidarity after New Zealand mosque attacks leaves 49 dead

Anglican archbishops and bishops in New Zealand and elsewhere have spoken out after gunmen attacked two mosques in Christchurch.

15 March 2019

Preliminary cathedral reinstatement works underway as Christchurch greets new bishop

The new bishop of Christchurch, Dr Peter Carrell, will be installed tomorrow (Saturday) in the shadow of the earthquake damaged cathedral.

08 February 2019

Christchurch celebrates the diocese’s first “church from scratch” in 40 years

The first parish “church from scratch” to be built in New Zealand’s Diocese of Christchurch in 40 years will be consecrated early next year.

26 November 2018

Christchurch Diocese in New Zealand to end residential elderly care provision

Anglican Care, the social action agency of the New Zealand Diocese of Christchurch, is to close its two residential elderly care centres.

09 August 2018

Boost for Christchurch Cathedral rebuild with announcement of £3.1 million grant

Church Property Trustees of the Diocese of Christchurch have received a $6,000,000 NZD grant towards rebuilding Christchurch Cathedral.

19 June 2018

Six Anglican churches in Christchurch shortlisted for post-earthquake heritage awards

More than half the finalists in an award for earthquake-related preservation of heritage buildings in Christchurch are Anglican churches.

16 May 2018

Bishop Victoria Matthews bows out with attack on Cathedral preservation campaign

The outgoing Bishop of Christchurch said goodbye to her diocese with an attack on civic authorities over the future of Christchurch Cathedral.

16 April 2018

Bishops in England and New Zealand step down to pursue new callings

The Bishop of Christchurch, Victoria Matthews, and the Bishop of Shrewsbury, Mark Rylands, are stepping down to pursue new callings.

19 March 2018

New Zealand Anglican bishops speak out against moves to legalise euthanasia

Eight bishops have called for a halt to a Bill which proposes legalising medically-assisted suicide and euthanasia in New Zealand.

28 February 2018

Christchurch City Council consults on $10 million cathedral contribution

The City of Christchurch has launched a consultation on how to fund its $10 million share of the re-build costs for the city’s cathedral.

11 October 2017