News Archive 2010
Meet the latest member of staff. This owl (yet to be named) is one of two set to 'patrol' the Cathedral outdoor area and frighten away an increasing and unwanted pigeon population. Logan Buchanan, Cathedral Custodian and 'Dad' to the owls, gives a comforting cuddle before heading to the roof to position our feathery friend. We'll update you on progress.
At the end of June Christchurch will receive a visit from Bishop Katharine Jefferts Schori, the Presiding Bishop of the Episcopal Church. Scheduled to speak in Australia, Bishop Jefferts Schori asked our Primates if she could stop over briefly in New Zealand on her way west. On the north island she will visit Auckland and specifically St John’s College, and in Christchurch she will be hosted primarily by Bishop John Gray. You are welcome to attend a number of events that will feature Bishop Katharine Jefferts Schori.
27th June, 3pm, Powhiri at Te Hui Amorangi O Te Waipounamu, 290 Ferry Road. Those attending are asked to gather outside the marae by 2.45pm.
7pm Evensong at St Michael and All Angels (corner of Durham St and Oxford Terrace). Bishop Jefferts Schori will preach.
28th June, 2-3.30pm “In conversation with Bishop Katharine” - an informal gathering at the Bishop’s centre, Te Hui Amorangi O Te Waipounamu, 290 Ferry Road.
5.30pm for 6pm “Conversation and Language – violent and otherwise” Canterbury Women’s House, 190 Worcester Street (between Latimer Square and Barbadoes Street) Women and men are welcome to this event. Donation of $10. Please bring a plate of finger food for a shared tea for after the talk.
29th June, 5.30pm for 6pm C1 Lecture Theatre, University of Canterbury, ( near James Hight Library between Clyde and Ilam Roads), The address is titled: “Science and Religion – your context or mine?” Donation of $5
BLACKBALL WATERPOLO TEAM CAPTAIN Chris Oldham (Cathedral Administrator) strikes a confident pose beside Bishop Victoria Matthews prior to joining the Cathedral Chillers 'Heart Stopper Challenge' in Cathedral Square. Six brave souls, including the Dean of Christchurch, spent 5 minutes in icy slush in a fundraiser for 'Heart Children NZ' The Chillers exceeded their $1,000 target and heartily thank all supporters for their generosity!
Theologian in Residence Revd Lynda Patterson blesses and comforts a recent visitor to the Cathedral. This friendly fellow was found wandering and dazed in the Cathedral grounds by the Cathedral Custodian Logan Buchanan (left in picture). 'Gilbert' the name by which the little creature is now known, was swiftly transported on a wing and a prayer to a local bird sanctuary for care.
An autobiography by former Dean John Bluck explores what he calls the
hidden country of faith and spirituality in Aotearoa New Zealand over the last 50
years. Why is it so hard to talk about this hidden country? How has the way we
understand faith changed so radically? The author addresses these questions
very personally, drawing on a lifetime’s work for all the major churches, both here
and overseas, as teacher, preacher, journalist and broadcaster, author, cathedral
dean and diocesan bishop. Order forms for a special pre-publication offer
of $24.95 will be available soon from the Cathedral.