Cardboard Cathedral

Cardboard Cathedral, Christchurch

Cardboard Cathedral
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Andrew L
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May 2022 • Friends
Had a lovely conversation with Richard, he talked us through the history of of and around the building. The old cathedral, the use of the land prior to the construction of this one, the architectural designs their importance. Very knowledgeable host.
Written 7 May 2022
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Funbund
Gisborne, New Zealand137 contributions
Dec 2021 • Family
Lovely light building with surprisingly good acoustics and the front seats were quite comfortable! Toilet appeared to be outside but I enjoyed the lightness and lovely organ playing. Great carol service with lovely carols and beautiful singing.
Written 23 April 2022
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Sus1952
Palmerston North, New Zealand2,053 contributions
Feb 2022
This is such an amazing structure and was erected so rapidly. We were made very welcome and admired the interior of this magnificent building. It is a very fine piece of architecture done under extreme circumstances. What a wonderful concept.
Written 28 February 2022
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Lathkill
Auckland Central, New Zealand1,090 contributions
Dec 2021
Chas was a very helpful ambassador helping when asked and leaving us to enjoy as we walked around.
Very peaceful experience whether you are religious or not.
Written 2 January 2022
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Jo H
Wellington522 contributions
Aug 2021
In the immortal words of Doctor Who, it is bigger on the inside. Both in it's space, but also it's intent and design. Our visit was well beyond expectations, thanks to the super friendly team and the clever clever architecture and build. I'd love to hear evensong or a concert in here, simply to see what the environment does to the acoustics. Beauty born of adversity and inspiring for it.
Written 4 September 2021
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James Sullivan
Christchurch, New Zealand8 contributions
Jul 2021
I'm really glad the city has decided to keep this and not demolish it for the new stadium. It has now become a part of Christchurch's history.
Written 20 July 2021
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kokoko
New Zealand81 contributions
May 2021 • Couples
I love a good bit of design and this was very cool. The ceiling looked epic. As did the “stained glass” windows. I was a bit disappointed though to find the cardboard was merely cosmetic. The guides and other staff were wonderfully friendly and very welcoming. Nice little stall with unique gifts.
Written 16 May 2021
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DADD23
Wellington, New Zealand106 contributions
Apr 2021
My wife and I visited the Cathedral just on 'closing time'. The attendant, however, was only too pleased to stay a while longer (and to admit another group after us) and this gave a very good impression before even going fully inside. A 'traditionalist' might not be entirely comfortable with the comparatively stark nature of the building, but it is light, functional and very much 'fit for purpose'. It is also a flexible space, as we went past one evening and saw that the seats had been moved to make space for some form of music practice. Well worth a visit, if for no other reason than to commend the church authorities for having the courage to establish this building.
Written 21 April 2021
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Mumma&Co
Timaru, New Zealand4,371 contributions
Apr 2021 • Family
Just a shadow of its former self and actually sad to see. Not so attractive with all the safety fencing either.
Written 2 April 2021
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Strickes
Rotorua District, New Zealand1,587 contributions
Nov 2020 • Couples
We only saw the cathedral from the outside, but is well worth a look.

In central Christchurch it is an easy walk.

Well constructed and well kept
Written 19 January 2021
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