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A Contemporary Church Building?

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Many of you will have read the article (in The Press) on a possible modern cathedral for Christchurch where I am quoted significantly, and you might wonder about my thoughts.

The article is here.

The online version has a video about the Oxford Terrace inner-city Baptist Church that obviously is not available in the printed version and is certainly worth a view.

I was not one of the ones who ‘declined interview requests from The Press after a few days of “taking advice”.’ My response to the request for an interview had: “Thank you for your email.
I’m afraid I have no more information than is on my site… you will have seen that my contribution to reflection was a series on liturgical architectural principles. I don’t think I have anything to add to those currently. I look forward to reading your feature.”

You can find your way through my points here and here.

UPDATE: News that the Bishop is asking Synod in September to vote.
The media release and other information can be found here.

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2 thoughts on “A Contemporary Church Building?”

  1. It is like someone at the publication was on a mission to find the photo that would present +Victoria in the worst possible light!

    I like what the Baptist pastor said, the word Church isn’t about a building, it’s about people. Something that I think has been lost on secular folks.

    I think that the bottom line for the traditionalists is that they don’t give a hoot about what you Anglicans do with the inside of the cathedral or even whether it meets your needs in the 21st Century, they just want their nostalgic, feel-good memory of the ancient, outdated building where it has always been. That’s a very selfish demand!

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