Unholy war over cathedral

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Graeme Brady is sick of it. Sick of making the arguments, sick of hearing the counter-arguments. Sick of watching a beloved building slowly deteriorate while Cantabrians squabble. But he has more invested in it than most. Brady is a retired Anglican priest and one of the trustees of the Great Chris …

GCBT responds to the Bishop

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There is nothing new in any of these statements, except that the Bishop and her advisers continue to advocate for the destruction of arguably Canterbury’s most iconic historic building. None of the issues raised by the Church, including costs, safety, and engineering are new. They have all be …

Anglicans tell Peters to butt out

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The Anglican Church is dismayed that the rebuilding of earthquake-damaged Christchurch Cathedral may feature in talks to form a government this year…. Read the full article here

Peters backing fix for ‘icon’

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Restoration of the Christ Church Cathedral could be a condition of any post-election coalition deal, New Zealand First leader Winston Peters says. Peters, who was visiting Christchurch yesterday, called for government intervention and funding for the restoration of the earthquake-damaged landmark. …

Bishop’s attitude to Cathedral ‘bizarre’

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“OPINION: Nothing would symbolise survival, rebirth and memorial so dramatically as the restoration of the Christ Church Cathedral, writes Philip Burdon The legacy of the earthquake is a devastated and broken city that has shown a brave and determined ambition to recover and rebuild. The Arts …

New poll in The Press

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The Press is running another poll on the restoration of the cathedral so make sure you vote and share the link with anyone else you know who supports restoration. http://www.stuff.co.nz/the-press/news/city-centre/9787789/Billionaire-may-save-Christchurch-Cathedral

Anglicans describe Ogston’s suggestions as bizarre

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The Anglican Church has labelled the suggestion that the restoration of the Cathedral be undertaken by a foundation as bizarre.  Yet when the Cathedral was first built the fundraising and building programme were carried out by a Cathedral Commission so the suggestion is not without precedent.  It …

Hand over cathedral restoration to the people – British billionaire

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A British billionaire wants the Anglican Church to hand over the restoration of the Christ Church Cathedral to the people of the city. Hamish Ogston has announced he will fund a survey of Cantabrians views on the Cathedral’s future. Read the full article at NewstalkZB here

Another move to save Cathedral

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An English philanthropist fighting to save the ChristChurch Cathedral is calling for the community to lead a restoration project. The future of the Cathedral, badly damaged in the 2011 February earthquake, and how it should be rebuilt is at the centre of a legal battle between the Anglican Church a …

Cathedral restoration survey for Christchurch residents

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Christchurch residents will have the chance to give their views on the possible restoration of the city’s cathedral, thanks to a survey conducted by an English philanthropist. Hamish Ogston announced the planned questionaire this morning, also confirming an earlier offer of $4 million towards …