Storms Ahead

(The Christchurch Cathedral)


Acrylic – Canvas

125mm x 175mm

Artwork can be viewed and purchased from
Café’ Mint, 266 Wairakei Road, Bryndwr, Christchurch

In Memory of the Christchurch Cathedral that all Christchurch, folk called their own.
A Little History about this magnificent Cathedral:
Only eight years after the first settlers ships arrived, local Anglicans met and began raising funds to build a cathedral.

Plans were commissioned from George Gilbert Scott of London, the great church architect. Who never actually visited the city but left the direction to Robert Speechly.

The foundation stone was laid by Bishop Harper in 1864. Laying the foundations took six months, but it was seventeen years before the Cathedral opened in 1881, and another twenty-three difficult years of planning and building before the Cathedral was completed in 1904. The building takes it name from the Oxford University of Christ Church in England.