Anglican Church urged to sell buildings

Last updated 08:37 08/07/2012

Relevant offers

Christchurch Earthquake 2011

Insurance battle grinds couple down When you disagree with quake repair assessment Broken windows mystery solved Flight bill soars for Canty quake bureaucrats Good news for Redcliffs commuters Kids need reassurance over news reports Quake-prone centre 'unsafe to occupy' Peters claims quake workers weren't paid Quake refugee's career takes off EQC letter cold comfort to flooded resident

Since the quakes, insurance costs for stone churches have skyrocketed, prompting calls for Anglican Church officials to sell off some of its buildings. 

Anglican Church insurance board chair Don Baskerville told Radio New Zealand church officials needed to sell some of their buildings.

Baskerville said the church's primary business is charity and it can't fulfil that mission with the cost of insurance, evaluation and strengthening work.

He will be urging the Anglican Synod being held in Fiji to tell officials to sell churches that don't contribute to their mission and use the money to strengthen those that do.

Ad Feedback

- The Press

Comments

Special offers
Opinion poll

Should the Canterbury Provincial Council buildings be restored?

Yes, they are NZ's best example of high Victorian gothic revival architecture.

Only if the cost can be brought down.

No, $70 million could be used for more important things.

Vote Result

Related story: Provincial chambers repair bill $70m

Featured Promotions

Sponsored Content