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This is the temporary cathedral in leu of the original that was pretty much destroyed in the earthquakes of 2010-2011. The original cathedral is in a shambles and is under reconstruction which will take about 10 years or so we were told. It’s a point...More
Visited the Christchurch Transitional Cathedral (known locally as the ‘Cardboard Cathedral’ due to the compressed cardboard column construction) and was impressed by the volunteers who patrol the space. I went there with friends twice over the summer and was grateful for the warm welcome and...More
The cardboard cathedral is a real gem for the broken city, it has been a lovely calming place for visitors to go, and for residents to go for serenity. Having been there at the start of its construction by painting the cardboard tubes, gives us...More
We've been in the cathedral for musical concerts, church services and a funeral. Every time we fewel gratitude to those people who had the foresight to see how this magnificent and unique structure would meet the needs of Christchurch post-earthquake.