N.Z. Cathedral May Return

Anglican Taonga reports:

Bishop Victoria Matthews has encouraged her diocese to consider a scheme by Sir Miles Warren to rebuild the Cathedral in the Square.

Bishop Victoria has drawn the attention of her diocese to the lead story in [the March 18] edition of The Press — which confirms that the Diocese of Christchurch has been talking again with Sir Miles about his restoration scheme, as a way of breaking the four-year legal deadlock over the future of the ruined cathedral.

Two years ago Sir Miles, who is the city’s most celebrated architect, had proposed that the iconic cathedral be rebuilt in lightweight modern materials — with a rebuilt, earthquake-strengthened stone base (to window sill height), wooden walls above that, and a copper-clad roof and spire.

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Image of Bishop Victoria Matthews by Anglican Church in Aotearoa, New Zealand & Polynesia

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