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NZ: Christchurch cathedral deadlock broken?

Bishop Matthews commends restoration scheme as possible way forward to rebuild the city's ravaged cathedral.

20 March 2015

NZ Anglican leaders say offensive T-shirt should trigger freedom debate

Archbishop Richardson: "There is a need for an urgent national conversation on how we celebrate and live respectfully with diversity.”

17 February 2015

Churches protest new planning rules

Anglicans and Catholics are worried proposed changes to planning rules in Christchurch could make it hard for them to rebuild earthquake-damaged churches.

10 December 2014

Dean of Christ Church Cathedral to Sleep Rough for Focus Ireland Campaign

Dean of Christ Church Cathedral to ‘sleep rough’ on October 17th  to ‘Shine a Light’ on homelessness in Ireland 

09 October 2014

NZ: Church mourns death of Christchurch dean

Christchurch is grieving over the loss of Dean Lynda Patterson, who died at home after a brief illness. 

20 July 2014

New Zealand: Judge lifts stay on Christchurch Cathedral deconstruction

New Zealand's High Court has permitted the deconstruction of ChristChurch Cathedral but the diocese says it won't happen soon.

04 June 2014

Royal couple visit New Zealand cathedral

Prince William concluded a visit to Christchurch’s Transitional Cathedral today with a promise to return.

14 April 2014

Cardboard cathedral designer wins top prize

One of architecture's most prestigious international awards has been given to the man behind Christchurch's cardboard cathedral.

25 March 2014

NZ Anglicans: "Facts omitted regarding cathedral"

The Anglican Church has publicly criticised the group stopping it from deconstructing the earthquake-damaged Christ Church Cathedral

25 March 2014

New Zealand Bishop 'astounded' at media offer

[AnglicanTaonga] Bp Victoria Matthews is astounded a proposal to fund restoration of ChristChurch Cathedral was without  consulting the Church. 

05 March 2014