Entire project expected to be complete.
Stabilisation expected to be complete.
Reinstatement Resource Consent granted.
Launch of Concept Design
Public launch of concept design and cost.
Order in Council 2020 Enacted
Order in Council 2020 enacted.
Work commences at the cathedral with a site blessing.
Royal Patron Confirmed
HRH The Prince of Wales confirmed as Royal Patron during his visit to Christ Church Cathedral.
Joint Venture Agreement Signed
Joint Venture Agreement signed.
Christ Church Cathedral Reinstatement Trust established to receive the Government's financial contributions totalling $25m.
Christ Church Cathedral Reinstatement Act 2017 assented.
Endorsed by Synod
Synod endorses an agreed solution to enable as much of the Cathedral’s remaining historic and cultural significance as possible to be retained and reinstated.
Cathedral Working Group Established
The Cathedral Working Group was established by the Government and Church Property Trustees to investigate and recommend a viable way forward, their report recommended reinstatement.
For safety reasons the tower was deconstructed under the supervision of engineers, a heritage professional and an archaeologist.
As safety access allowed, approximately 70 per cent of the stained-glass windows were removed and stored, with remaining windows protected where possible.
Cathedral deconsecrated to allow ‘make safe’ work to begin.
Earthquakes Damage Cathedral
Cathedral severely damaged by the Canterbury earthquakes, particularly in February 2011 when the tower and spire collapsed. On 13 June 2011 the west elevation was badly damaged causing the full collapse of the iconic rose window.
News & Events
We’re inside! Stabilisation is complete.
21 March 2023
Christ Church Cathedral Reinstatement Limited is celebrating the completion of the first phase of the reinstatement project.Read More
Introducing Alan Palmer
11 December 2022
Meet Alan Palmer, Senior Project Manager for CCRL. Alan supports the consultant and construction team to get the job done safely.Read More
December update with Bishop Peter
11 December 2022
Prior to 2021, I met many Cantabrians who asked, “Is anything happening about the Cathedral?” My initial reaction, voiced in my head, was “Have you not been in the Square recently?”Read More
Remote-operated digger working inside Cathedral finishes month early
07 December 2022
The remote-operated digger working inside the Cathedral has finished its clean up a month ahead of schedule.Read More
Retrieval of the iconic Wizard’s ladder
10 October 2022
Christchurch icon, The Wizard, has been reunited with his famous ladder from inside Christ Church Cathedral.Read More