link is to a news item on the plans to take down the remains of Christchurch cathedral and to begin rebuilding a new and safer building. I believe it has been decided that the cost of repairing the building would be too great. The decision to demolish the cathedral has been a heartbreaking one for those involved, and some remain opposed to the move. Bishop Matthews said, "We are now looking to the future and creating a beautiful, inspiring, safe new cathedral but we understand it will take some time for any of these decisions to be made"
The demolition will proceed in a way that it appropriate and respectful. Peter Carrell from Anglican Down Under reports on the grief and conflict caused by the need to recognise that a much loved place of worship could not be salvaged. I am sure the thoughts and prayers of many will be with them at this time.