The Deconsecration of Earthquake-Damaged Christchurch Cathedral
On Wednesday 9th November 2011, a service was held in Cathedral Square to deconsecrate Christchurch Cathedral. This was in response to the pending controlled demolition of the church. The Cathedral is in the restricted red zone and invited guests and the media were taken in on buses. A roll call was taken to ensure that no one was left behind and people were given a saftey briefing of what to do in case of an earthquake occurring. Click here to read about the service and how people felt about seeing the devastated cathedral for the first time.