Reinstating the Anglican Cathedral, built for the Glory of God and for all people, at the heart of our city – for us and for future generations, is a unique opportunity.
During the February 2011 Canterbury earthquake, in which 185 people died, and many people lost their homes and businesses, the tower of Christ Church Cathedral toppled, damaging the main building.
The reinstated Cathedral will be a place where all can gather and be at home.
It will host friends, strangers, neighbours, tourists and visitors to our city. As the Cathedral comes back to life, it will become a symbol of hope and confidence restored.
What’s happening on-site?
We’ve been doing a little bit of maintenance work this week (as at 24 May 2019) protecting some of the heritage elements of the Cathedral. There’s been a crane on-site to enable access. Here’s a photo (right) of part of the front wall, near the Western porch, that’s been treated with lime slurry (essentially weather-proofing). It’s not lime coloured 🙂 but is the grey-looking paste that’s on top of the wall. This work will be wrapped up in the next couple of days.