The unique history and heritage of Christ Church Cathedral will be celebrated at the upcoming Beca Christchurch Heritage Festival 2019.
The festival runs from 7 to 28 October and this year’s theme is Encounter Our Stories.
The team at the Christ Church Cathedral Reinstatement Project will be taking the opportunity to tell the story of the Cathedral, its history, significance as a heritage icon in Christchurch, and its journey to reinstatement.
Heritage advisor for the project, Jenny May, says the Cathedral is one of New Zealand’s most significant heritage buildings.
“The reinstated Cathedral will retain as much of the original heritage fabric as possible. Importantly, what it will always retain are its stories; the spiritual, social and cultural history that makes it such an important icon in our city’s life and history. Once reinstated the Cathedral will be a safe, functional, flexible and comfortable place for worship and community gatherings ready for present and future generations but respecting its 19th century envelope.”
As part of the Heritage Festival, the Christ Church Cathedral Reinstatement Project will be offering three different experiences:
The live demonstrations are open to the public, however, bookings are required for our other events.