New Zealand Anglicans Discuss the Possibility of an Historic Super-cathedral Plan

Anglicans in Christchurch are talking about sharing a cathedral with the Catholics, a move that would have worldwide ramifications….

Rebuilding Christchurch’s two wounded cathedrals into one ‘unprecedented’ Anglican-Catholic super-cathedral is under discussion at top levels in the Anglican Church.

The Sunday Star-Times understands the possibility of an ecumenical, or joint, cathedral to unify the two churches has been discussed behind closed doors for months.

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3 comments on “New Zealand Anglicans Discuss the Possibility of an Historic Super-cathedral Plan

  1. TomRightmyer says:

    For an example of a joint RC/Episcopal congregation see Holy Apostles, Virginia Beach – St. Augustine’s Church in SW Washington for a time shared the building with Temple Micah though the Temple seems to have moved to a new location not far from Washington Cathedral. Perhaps a square building with
    a properly oriented prayer niche for Muslims, a corner for the Scrolls and an Anglican and a Roman Catholic altar adjacent to each other would meet the needs of the community. Some careful scheduling might be necessary, but with moveable chairs it coule work.

  2. Dr. William Tighe says:

    I think that this is a truly absurd idea, one from the 60s that has long passed its sell-by date — especially considering the different “trajectories” that the Catholic Church and Anglican churches like The Episcopal Church and the New Zealand Anglicans have been following on various “issues” which I will forbear to mention here.

  3. A Senior Priest says:

    I can’t imagine Rome would be pleased with such an arrangement.