April 26, 2013
April 17, 2013
[Anglican Taonga] The Diocese of Christchurch, meeting in a special synod April 12-13, has given overwhelming endorsement to the most modern of the three concepts for a new Cathedral in the Square.
The synod heard a presentation from the Cathedral Project Group and Warren & Mahoney about the three cathedral options – restored, traditional or contemporary.
Bishop Victoria Matthews asked some 220 synod members and observers for a show of hands to indicate which...
[Anglican Taonga] In the wake of the 201-2011 Canterbury Region earthquakes the New Zealand Diocese of Christchurch has voted to take the next step towards a dramatic redrawing of its map.
The diocese met in a special synod on April 13-14, and chose to proceed on a path which could see the 46 parishes in and around Christchurch being...
April 9, 2013
[Anglican Taonga] Insurance money from quake-damaged ChristChurch Cathedral cannot be used to fund the transitional cathedral in nearby Latimer Square, a judge has ruled.
However, the Church Property Trustees (CPT) acted in “extraordinary circumstances” in the wake of the earthquakes, says Judge Graham Panckhurst in his ruling released on April 8.
CPT has earmarked up to NZ$4 million (US$3.39 million) of the insurance payout to fund the NZ...
April 8, 2013
Una carta firmada por 21 parlamentarios británicos pide al papa Francisco que autorice a los obispos del Reino Unido a ordenar hombres casados como sacerdotes. Los parlamentarios dicen que es una anomalía que sacerdotes anglicanos casados sean admitidos al sacerdocio católico romano, no así los católicos actuales. Por otra parte, la prensa internacional informa que el cardenal Keith O´Brien, arzobispo de San Andrés y Edimburgo en Escocia respalda la idea así como un número de teólogos...
April 4, 2013
[Anglican Taonga] Cantabrians have this morning glimpsed what shape a new Cathedral in the Square could take.
Three design options have been unveiled – restored, traditional and contemporary – and over the next month the Diocese of Christchurch and the Church Property Trustees will take those options to the public.
They’ll explain the pros and cons of each at a number of presentations and public forums during April. And they will actively...