Decision edges closer on future of Christchurch Cathedral
by Anglican Communion News Service
Source: Anglican Communion News Service
The property division of the New Zealand Diocese of Christchurch has defended itself over allegations that it has dragged its feet over the future of the iconic cathedral, which was all-but destroyed in the 2011 earthquake. The Church Property Trustees (CPT), which has responsibility for 280 church and commercial properties on behalf of the diocese, hit out after Philip Burdon used an opinion piece in the city’s The Press newspaper to claim that the Great Christchurch Buildings Trust (GCBT) had been “the victims of sham negotiations”.