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Interesting church, a temporary place until the original is repaired/strengthened, but it looks... read more

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garyje
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Most enlightening experience.

From speaking to the Rector and listening to the Tour guide one learnt a terrific amount about the... read more

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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

Interesting church, a temporary place until the original is repaired/strengthened, but it looks like this will be used for a long time to come

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank garyje
Reviewed yesterday

From speaking to the Rector and listening to the Tour guide one learnt a terrific amount about the experience of those who lived in Christchurch at the time of the Earthquake. Such a positive feeling was gained from listening and looking at this Cardboard Cathedral...More

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank Alison S
Reviewed yesterday

Thought the church was very good. A guide introduced herself and gave us a very informative talk. Quite moving, and well worth a visit.

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank lynneandkeith
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

This temporary structure, which replaces the Gilbert Scott designed cathedral, which was damaged in the earthquake, makes excellent use of everyday materials, to produce a modern space which I hope will continue to serve the local community long after the stone cathedral is reconsecrated, whenever...More

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank VSS_58
Reviewed 5 days ago

This Cathedral in Christchurch is both architecture with a difference and a poignant reminder of the devastating effects of the Earthquake prone world on which we live. I recommend anyone coming to Christchurch coming here and spending some time and a little money in donation...More

Date of experience: January 2019
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Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

A must see. Beautiful both outside and in. A real gem. A little out of the centre but well worth the walk.

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank E9199RUchrism
Reviewed 6 days ago

This building typifies the innovation evident in the architecture post earthquakes. How clever to bring in an architect who had experience of designing post-earthquake structures that met an immediate need in a community.

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank WendyH1848
Reviewed 1 week ago

Probably a more realistic approach to building a cathedral than the over the top , arrogant structures of the past. Perhaps more of an understanding that religion should be based on excessive building and architectural needs. Pity it was built for a different reason.

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank RonWamberal
Reviewed 1 week ago

You don't spend too much time here, but its interesting to see the cathedral partially made of cardboard! There is a little shop out the front which was ok.

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank LachMe
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This remarkable building was designed and put up some two years after the major earthquake in 2011 that made the Cathedral unusable. A luminous space has been created that holds 700 worshipers.

Date of experience: January 2019
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No, there are no fees, although donations are gratefully accepted as it is estimated that it will cost over $100million to restore the original stone cathedral.
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