Historic chapel to be relocated

Last updated 05:00 27/05/2012
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SET TO MOVE: St Saviours Chapel.

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The historic St Saviours chapel at Cathedral grammar school will be relocated to Lyttelton.

Bishop Victoria Matthews hopes congregations might be able to celebrate Christmas in the historic structure.
The chapel, consecrated in 1885, sits in Cathedral Grammar School's grounds.

Matthews and principal Paul Kennedy announced the relocation as part of a package of restoration and rebuilding at the school.

The logistics of the chapel's move have not yet been established, Matthews said.

The chapel will sit on the site of Lyttelton's Holy Trinity Church, on Winchester St, which was deemed unsafe after the September 2010 earthquake.

Matthews said while a timeframe for the move had not been drawn up, she hoped the chapel would be relocated by the early months of next year.

St Saviours was moved from Lyttelton in the 1970s to it's present site on the corner of Park Tce and Chester St, where it served as the school's chapel until it was damaged in the February 22 earthquake.

The Anglican church was looking at different options for transporting the chapel, including splitting the building into several parts and taking it by road, or transporting  it on a barge.

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