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What is a Cathedral? Part 2

What is a Cathedral? Part 2

This post follows the previous one, What is a Cathedral? Do check that post out first. I am very grateful that people respected my request to take care with comments, and I WILL AGAIN BE VERY RESTRICTING OF COMMENTS HERE. The Christchurch Anglican Cathedral is a very controversial topic. Please restrict your comments on this… Continue Reading

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What is a Cathedral?

What is a Cathedral?

NB. I WILL BE VERY RESTRICTING OF COMMENTS HERE (see below). In this brief video, I try and present the essence of a cathedral. This video of me is one of seven expert video presentations for the Christchurch diocesan synod as it considers what to do about the earthquake-damaged cathedral at the heart of Christchurch.… Continue Reading

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Saving a Church

Saving a Church

he November 2016 earthquakes. Whenever I drove up the coast between Kaikoura and Blenheim, I stopped to visit this gem of a church building. Read more here and here. Like the facebook page. Donate on the givealittle page. The church’s website. Friend and fellow-kiwi-priest-blogger, Peter Carrell is similarly promoting this fundraising here. If you appreciated… Continue Reading

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Saint Joseph

Saint Joseph

As we are coming up to the feast of Saint Joseph (19 March – although the Sunday celebration obviously takes precedence, and many will move the celebration of St Joseph into next week), here is a reflection reblogged: You can imagine Jesus in his teenage years. He’s had his basic, solid education, and now it’s… Continue Reading

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Architecture Affects My Soul

Architecture Affects My Soul

Above are two of the new central-city buildings going up in post-quake Christchurch – the city whose plan was that we be a “city in a garden“. Even if “soul” is a metaphor for you, I posit that our physical environment affects us. Steel, glass, tilt-slab, reinforced concrete, and the occasional planter box, with hardly… Continue Reading

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Christchurch Cathedral

Christchurch Cathedral

Today, at 4:30pm, many were expecting to hear the final decision about what would happen to the Christchurch Anglican cathedral in the Square, damaged in the earthquakes that destroyed so much of Christchurch. The Great Christchurch Building Trust have sought to see the building brought back essentially to as it was pre-quakes. The owners, the… Continue Reading

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Dean-Elect Lawrence Kimberley

Dean-Elect Lawrence Kimberley

I am absolutely delighted with our Bishop’s announcement last night in her Charge to the diocesan synod that The Rev’d Canon Lawrence Kimberley is Dean-elect of Christchurch. I have known Lawrence and Elizabeth, his wife, for many years. They are amongst my closest friends, especially since my second year of seminary when they arrived at… Continue Reading

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