Welcome to a very important conversation.
Continuing an important conversation
We all remember ChristChurch Cathedral as a place that people came to worship at from across the city and across the world; it was a place for the holding of civic occasions and a space that those passing by could come into and enjoy a time of quiet reflection.
We are all waiting for this to become a reality again. There is a journey for the new city of Christchurch and for a new Cathedral in the Square. At this point the Church Property Trustees have chosen a contemporary concept but also has a way forward have decided they want to hear from the community about an option suggested by Sir Miles Warren. This option could break what has become a deadlock over the design of the Cathedral. The Trustees see it as a compromise but importantly a way forward for the Square and the City. The design can be viewed by clicking here.
This website is a place that shows the information on which the Church Property Trustees made their decisions. This involved specialist advice as well as the community engagement process held in April 2013. This website had 19,272 visits with 3,819 submissions. Approximately 500 people attended a series of public forums in Christchurch, as well as one in Auckland. In addition to the forums there was an evening for young adults in the Anglican Church in Christchurch and the Diocesan Synod. The meetings brought forward issues and options for consideration by the Trustees with material from community members and the advice of architects, engineers and a quantity surveyor.