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ChristChurch Cathedral

This Gothic Revival Anglican Cathedral was part of plans for the new settlement of Christchurch by the Canterbury Association, based in England, in 1850. It was designed by the prominent English architect Sir George Gilbert Scott (1811-1878). Construction began in the 1860s and although the nave was consecrated in 1881, the transepts and chancel were not completed until 1904.

The building was severly damaged in the Christchurch earthquakes and has been deconsecrated.  The cathedral is being reinstated where it will offer a spiritual home to Anglicans and welcome all faiths.

Once complete, the rebuild will feature a reinstated stone Cathedral and Bell Tower - with a viewing platform, a Visitors’ Centre - with a cafe and visitor experience, and a Cathedral Centre - providing space to support the wider community.

Cathedral Square, Central City

Last updated: 31.07.2023