Welcome to a very important conversation.
Continuing an important conversation
We all remember ChristChurch Cathedral as a place where people came to worship from across the city and across the world. It was a place for civic occasions and a space where those passing by could come 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 stage, Church Property Trustees have chosen a contemporary concept for a Cathedral but they would also like 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 ChristChurch Cathedral. The Trustees see it as a compromise and a possible way forward for the Square and the City. The design can be viewed by clicking here.
This website makes available the information upon which the Church Property Trustees have made their decisions. All decisions have been informed by specialist advice as well as a community engagement process held in April 2013. In total, there were 19,272 visits to the Cathedral Conversations website and 3,819 submissions during the engagement process. Additionally, approximately 500 people attended a series of public forums in Christchurch, as well as one in Auckland. There was also an evening for young adults in the Anglican Church in Christchurch and the Diocesan Synod during this time. These meetings brought forward issues and options for consideration by the Trustees along with material from community members and the advice of architects, engineers and a quantity surveyor.