A significant number of Canterbury’s oldest, most iconic and best-loved Anglican churches are among the buildings most seriously damaged by the 7.1 earthquake that hit our diocese on the 4th of September. But amidst the debris it was the people and communities who really pulled together.
An update on church service times and venues due to the earthquake.
Helpful advice for parents with children who are responding to the Christchurch earthquake.
A pastoral letter from Bishop Victoria concerning the earthquake.
Coverage from the NZ Herald of the outdoor Cathedral service after the earthquake.
Bishop Victoria has asked Canterbury Anglicans to give at least $100,000 for quake relief in Haiti as an expression of thanks.
Bruce Deam is an Anglican who knows a thing of two about earthquakes. He talks to Spanky Moore about having faith on the fault line
The Dean of Christchurch, Peter Beck, usually works from the city’s most iconic building – but when damage prevented him from being on duty at the cathedral, he headed for the art gallery instead.
As soon as the quake hit, youth groups and students around Canterbury rolled up their sleeves and began shovelling mud to help affected families
Wandering round the mall was a top priority for Jacqui Stevenson after the big quake, but it wasn’t retail therapy she was after.
Anglicans in the quake-ravaged Canterbury region of New Zealand have given $120,000 for the relief effort in Haiti.
Bob Parker shares how he thinks Anglican churches can play a role in the earthquake recovery.
Angela Wightman has just returned from a stint helping out in Haiti. Spanky Moore caught up with her to discover a very different earthquake story from our own.
Dealing with the emotional & spiritual fallout from the earthquake is likely to be harder than clearing away fallen bricks & silt say two professional counsellors in the diocese.
On the 22nd of February a huge 6.3 aftershock hit Christchurch, causing major damage, injury and deaths. Updates on how the Anglican church is fairing.
A number of churches have offered respite accommodation for those wishing to get a break from Christchurch, as well an offical Quake Appeal. For more information go here.
The Cathedral was hard hit from the aftershock on 22nd of February - but no one was killed by the debris.
The Archbishop of Canterbury, Dr Rowan Williams, has sent a message of support to Bishop Victoria Matthews.
Statement from Bishop Victoria Matthews, Bishop John Gray and Archbishop David Moxon from Christchurch Otautahi.
Around New Zealand people stopped on the 1st of March at 12.51pm for 2 minutes of silence.
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