Dear Friends,

Back in 2010 and 2011 the Diocese of Christchurch said we would put people and safety first and we have kept our word. I am writing to update you on material that is being released into the public domain and would encourage you to view it for yourself. Today the Government has also announced the details of The Working Group to consider options for the reinstatement of the ChristChurch Cathedral. Once a consensus has been reached the group will recommend a way forward with a final report to the Crown and CPT by 7 December 2016. CPT will then make a decision. Today a film showing the interior of the Cathedral building in the Square and some photographs of the exterior is being released to the media and we are including it on our websites.

At present citizens of and visitors to the city visit the Transitional Cathedral and celebrate its innovation and superb design. I believe in the foreseeable future we will again have a Cathedral in the Square. It won’t be easy I believe it is possible. What I am not able to say today is what that inspiring Cathedral will look like. However I do know it will be beautiful and a house of prayer dedicated to God who we worship and adore.
In Christ,

The following is a link to the footage of the interior of the Cathedral