Media statement from the Anglican Diocese of Christchurch
CHURCH PROPERTY TRUSTEES AND BISHOP SADDENED BY DELAY IN CATHEDRAL ANNOUNCEMENT
22 December 2016
The much-anticipated announcement regarding the reinstatement of the damaged ChristChurch Cathedral will not go ahead before Christmas, as hoped.
Bishop of the Anglican Diocese of Christchurch, Victoria Matthews said 48 hours ago she and Church Property Trustees were sure there would be a positive announcement in this week before Christmas.
The Bishop said she was greatly saddened given the tireless work of the Cathedral Working Group and Church Property Trustees and staff.
“The Trustees will keep working towards a resolution in the New Year.
“I can assure people that there will be a Cathedral in the Square at the heart of our city,” Bishop Victoria said.
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