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Bishop Victoria Matthews Resigns

Bishop Victoria Matthews Resigns

Today, my bishop, Bishop Victoria Matthews, the eighth Bishop of Christchurch, resigned. She was installed at ChristChurch Cathedral on August 30, 2008. Previous to this she was the Bishop of Edmonton, Canada for 10 years (1997–2007) and Suffragan (Assistant) Bishop...
Christchurch contemporary cathedral

Christchurch contemporary cathedral

At the Christchurch diocesan synod meeting last weekend, Church Property Trustees (the official owners of the cathedral), announced the decision about the earthquake-damaged cathedral in the Square. Of the three options (1.Restore; 2. Traditional; 3. Contemporary)...
Women Bishops in New Zealand

Women Bishops in New Zealand

The bishops of the Church of England recently produced a plan in the hope of passing legislation to be able to ordain women bishops by 2015. This follows the defeat of legislation attempting to authorise this move in the CofE’s General Synod six months ago. I...
Christchurch cathedral to be demolished

Christchurch cathedral to be demolished

Those who have been reading between the lines will not have been surprised at the announcement today by Bishop Victoria Matthews that the Christchurch Anglican cathedral is to be demolished. The building was deconsecrated on 9 November, not something normally done to...
Christchurch earthquake updates

Christchurch earthquake updates

I have spent some time wrestling with my original Christchurch earthquake post (and sought help). It appears, from my playing around, that possibly a WordPress blog post may have a limited length after which it starts to misbehave. Badly. (Does anyone know anything...