Majority support for modern Cathedral in Christchurch, New Zealand

The ”˜”˜overwhelming majority’’ of Anglican leaders are in favour of a new, modern Christ Church Cathedral with not a single person voting for restoration.

The church held its synod yesterday where more than 220 Anglican representatives across the diocese expressed their views on the design options for the earthquake-damaged cathedral.

Last week the church revealed three designs for the Christchurch icon ”“ restoration, a reinterpretation of the original cathedral in modern materials, or a completely new building with a sculptural spire.

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3 comments on “Majority support for modern Cathedral in Christchurch, New Zealand

  1. Archer_of_the_Forest says:

    “new, modern Christ Church Cathedral”…oh, the mental image horror this brings up in my mind.

  2. MichaelA says:

    Unfortunately it will likely be a decade or two before anyone knows whether the “new modern” building turns out to look horribly dated, even before it is finished. It wouldn’t be the first time. Time will tell…

  3. driver8 says:

    My old theological College has just built a new chapel that looks from the exterior like a World War II bunker, and whose interior space is designed to reflect the chichi minimalism so beloved of modernist catholic liturgists rather than actual liturgical spaces that almost all the ordinands will serve in. As the joke has it, you can negotiate with terrorists…