The project
to reinstate
Christ Church Cathedral

Christ Church Cathedral

We are 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.

 

An opportunity for us all

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.

For most people, the reinstated Cathedral will appear unchanged with its important heritage features retained.  It will be safer, more functional, more flexible and more comfortable.  It will be better equipped for future worship and civic events.

It will be a place where all can gather and be at home, hosting 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.

An opportunity for us all

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Exciting changes

Exciting changes

"I look forward to us worshipping God in this great reinstated Cathedral, and to seeing it welcome visitors to the centre of our city. It is an immensely important building and it is wonderful that we are unified on the pathway to its reinstatement."

The Rt Rev'd Dr Peter Carrell
Bishop of Christchurch
Thriving Place

Thriving Place

"I am excited that the Cathedral will once again be a thriving place of Christian worship, where everyone can gather and be at home.
It will be a place where strangers and neighbours, friends and foreigners can come together, and where all can experience the love, peace, and presence of God."

Dean Lawrence Kimberley
Lifetime Opportunity

Lifetime Opportunity

"This is a once in a lifetime opportunity to reinstate one of New Zealand’s iconic buildings. Like many Cantabrians, I look forward to one day seeing the Cathedral standing proudly again at the very heart of Christchurch."

Hon Dr Megan Woods
Minister for Greater Christchurch Regeneration
Heart and Soul

Heart and Soul

"Christ Church Cathedral is literally the heart and soul of our city. Its reinstatement will breathe new life into Cathedral Square, both preserving an important part of our heritage as a city and enabling investment in the area to proceed with certainty."

Mayor Lianne Dalziel
Mayor of Christchurch