The Anglican Church authorities have rejected our offer to help them cover the ugly wound in the Christ Church Cathedral.

For years this this has been a daily reminder that they are determined to destroy the famous symbol of the Christian values that inspired our founding fathers to build an Anglican city in a remote corner of the earth far from the wars and religious intolerance of Europe.  Read more here.

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  1. William R. Shepard February 2, 2016 at 12:34 pm — Reply

    One of the magic memories of my life was hearing the Cathedral bells peal during Easter. I was in NZ for a medical meeting and then took a tour of the South Island. During the Easter Service, the organ played the Grand Choir Dialogue by ?. I’ve never heard such wonderful bells, and the organ was superb. Was very sad upon hearing that your wonderful Cathedral was damaged.
    Please make all efforts to RESTORE THE BUILDING. Who owns it? The Bishop or the Communicants?
    Take a vote of the Anglican Communicants. They built it and maintained it and pay the Bishops salary.

  2. William R. Shepard February 2, 2016 at 12:43 pm — Reply

    One of the magic memories of my life was hearing the Cathedral bells peal during Easter. I was in NZ for a medical meeting and then took a tour of the South Island. During the Easter Service, the organ played the Grand Choir Dialogue by ?. I’ve never heard such wonderful bells, and the organ was superb. Was very sad upon hearing that your wonderful Cathedral was damaged.
    Please make all efforts to RESTORE THE BUILDING. Who owns it? The Bishop or the Communicants?
    Take a vote of the Anglican Communicants. They built it and maintained it and pay the Bishops salary.
    THEY SHOULD HAVE THE CHOICE IN WHETHER TO REBUILD OR DEMOLISH.
    If you rebuild, the Cathedral will be cherished even more in the future. After all it mostly survived the earthquakes. Were the Houses of Parliament demolished after suffering extensive damage in WWII? Thank God No! They are the fabric of English culture and history, just as The Christchurch Cathedral is an integral part of the fabric, culture and history of your Christchurch. Save it for your kids.
    Any replacement will gravely disappoint, and NEVER have the soul of your cherished building.
    Don’t discard the work and sacrifice of your forebears.
    Thank you and good luck
    William Rutherford Shepard, M.D.
    Bryn Mawr, Pennsylvania, USA

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