The stalemate over the fate of the Christchurch Cathedral is frustrating the people of Christchurch. The impasse between the Anglican Church authorities, headed by Bishop Matthew, and the supporters of restoration of the cathedral shows no signs of abating.
In February it seemed that a decision to restore the cathedral was imminent, but the Anglican Church has stepped away, and now says that the Synod will decide the fate of the cathedral in September.
Recently the Church promoted a survey of Christchurch residents, which many saw as gaining support for demolition. As a response, in the last week, The Press has carried a series of advertisements from various Christchurch residents, supporting restoration.
Now government action is being called for – see here for more.
There is a lot of information about the situation on the Restore Christchurch Cathedral page on Facebook.