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Sue Swift August 3, 2013 at 10:01 am — Reply
Please let me know when PayPal is up and running as I wish to donate, not a huge sum but I’d still like to do it. Are there any more protests/meetings planned as I attended the great one in Cashmere some time ago?
admin March 4, 2014 at 6:33 pm — Reply
our Paypal account is 100% up and running
Marcus Brandt August 3, 2013 at 2:30 pm — Reply
Sue….we’re up and running with the Pay-Pal. Your donation and your help is really needed. Keep coming back to the site…it’s a work-in-progress. We’ll soon be setting up a “Join Us” field where you can volunteer to help beyond just donating money. Getting your hands dirty is so much more fun anyway!
paul somerville August 5, 2013 at 9:12 am — Reply
We wish to donate and the Donation part of the website isnt working.
Tobias Siataga August 8, 2013 at 9:41 am — Reply
I would love to help in any way possible and will be making small contributions of money every month as I am not a wealthy person. But I have a whole lot of love for the Cathedral, and would love to help in ANY way possible. The “Join Us” field mentioned in the other post is super exciting as I am moving back home to Christchurch at the end of the year and would love to “get my hands dirty” to help save such a beautiful building.
Jorge Capiello Ganteaume April 3, 2014 at 9:49 am — Reply
The city of Dresden restored its former cathedral baddly damaged in WWII; if you appreciate your heritage, your city should do the same.
Hamish Fraser April 27, 2014 at 11:36 pm — Reply
Having recently visited Christchurch from Sydney I was shocked at the sorry state of Christchurch Cathedral and the bid to demolish it. If Athens simply demolished everything that was damaged then there would be no history left in that city therefore if the Cathedral can not be restored at the very least I am sure it could be stabilised and then made a permanent memorial to the earthquakes that changed the city forever. If the church wants a new place of worship I am sure that there are more than enough sites within the CBD to build a new state of the art cathedral without removing something that is so iconic to Christchurch.
martin maxwell August 24, 2014 at 11:43 am — Reply
Christchurch people generally want the cathedral saved.What is needed is organized advertised protests and mass public rallies.If the people of chch want the cathedral restored , then get out there and show it ! New Zealand used to be a place where the people would demonstrate for what we believed in.What happened?Lets bring back a little of chch,and at the same time get back OUR voice.The voice of the people,chch stronger than ever and willing to fight for what WE want.We have lost way to much to loose this battle.We have gone thru hell and back.We have lost our homes,lost our schools,lost our suburbs,and lost loved ones.Maybe its time now to say no more.Maybe its time to bring back the good old kiwi demonstration.If 30,000 plus people turn up are you gunna be the one who didn’t?Are you gunna be the one who has to lie to your grandkids and tell them the cathedral was to badly broken to be fixed?Or are you gunna tell them the truth and say nobody cared?Time to put your shoes on..Voice your opinion with your feet chch.This is chch,we are strong and this is what we want.Let the people decide.Its up to us.
Murray & Carole Peacock October 2, 2014 at 3:26 pm — Reply
The Cathedral should be restored as soon as possible , it is the heart of Christchurch and our most iconic building
A good percentage of the building appears undamaged and we should get on and repair it
Richard Warburton December 20, 2014 at 10:45 am — Reply
On the day of the earthquake I on the other side of the square facing the cathedral when the spire collapsed.
The sight of that event is burned on my brain.
I hope there is enough support from all New Zealanders for full restoration to persuade the owners .
We should mark our history as a nation by our architecture.
Christchurch cathedral in its original state is an icon ,and as such means so many indefinable feelings to so many people.
This is our last chance to save it – once lost it is gone forever.
Marilyn Still December 21, 2014 at 10:44 am — Reply
I am very interested to help with the restoration of the cathedral. In the newspaper advertisement of December 20th Christchurch Press it mentions that only $20 million of addition money is required over and above…..etc.
I feel it would be quite helpful to have a graph on the website to show the levels of donations so that people can see what is happening. What is needed and what is required (present costings of course – this may change) It is great to donate and always really good to see how the funds are going. This may entice future and past donations to be increased or added to.
I would be interested in a response.
Gary Scott January 23, 2016 at 6:09 am — Reply
Our Washington National Cathedral in Washington, DC sustained extensive earthquake damage. Finials fell, buttresses cracked,
and there was extensive damage to the towers. Restoration began almost immediately and after several years scaffolding remains on the towers. Restoration proceeds as money is raised. The entire interior of the nave has been cleaned and restored.
I saw Christchurch Cathedral in October 2015, and I observed that it could be first stabilized as a ruin, and as money is raised restoration could proceed. It takes up to 100 years to build a Gothic cathedral. I strongly encourage saving the building, and as far as restoration skills, you might consult Joe Alonzo, Mason in Chief, Washington National Cathedral, Mount Saint Alban, Washington, DC 20016
Regional Chief Historian, Retired
National Capital Region
National Park Service
445 11th Street, NE
Washington, DC 20002
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