To reinstate Christ Church Cathedral, Whare Karakia Nui, to the glory of God, as an awe-inspiring symbol of life, regeneration and healing, and as a testament to what can be achieved by people working together.
The iconic Christ Church Cathedral is the seat of the Anglican faith in Christchurch. It has been a key part of our city's identity for 150 years. Severely damaged in the devastating Christchurch earthquakes, it is being reinstated to once again take a central place in Cathedral Square, where it will welcome all faiths and none, and breathe new life and vibrancy into the heart of our city.
The reinstated Cathedral will look as it did before, retaining its heritage features, but it will be much stronger, safer and more functional, flexible and comfortable. It will be better equipped to host worship and civic events well into the future.
Once complete, the rebuild will deliver the main Cathedral and Tower, a Visitors' Centre - with cafe and public spaces to the north - and the Cathedral Centre - with supporting amenities and hospitality areas to the south.
It will be a sacred place where people can gather and be at home, hosting friends, strangers, neighbours, tourists and visitors to our city. As the Cathedral comes back to life, it will become a symbol of hope and confidence restored.
The entire project is on schedule and expected to be complete by mid-2027.