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Christmas concert

Had never been to the Transitional Cathedral before. Attended a Christmas Concert and was very... read more

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Owen B
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Christchurch, New Zealand
Fantastic structure

We saw the Transitional Cathedral during a daytime visit and also during an evening Xmas... read more

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MadalynH7
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Huddersfield, United Kingdom
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Reviewed today

Had never been to the Transitional Cathedral before. Attended a Christmas Concert and was very impressed with the acoustics. Will attend again - except this time as part of a tour as the story must be fascinating.

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank Owen B
Reviewed yesterday

We saw the Transitional Cathedral during a daytime visit and also during an evening Xmas performance. A very peaceful building which uses its structure and symmetry well in its modern style.

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank MadalynH7
Reviewed yesterday

An amazing story, wonderful structure, use of materials, and community spirit. Chas was a fabulous docent and a wonderful advocate for the church and the community.

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank MoxieBoston
Reviewed yesterday via mobile

I insisted on walking the distance to see this ‘cardboard’ cathedral based on some reviews. In my opinion it is simply a place to collect donations to help refurbish the original Cathedral (which may not ever be completed). There was not one special point of...More

Date of experience: December 2018
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Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

Quite time in for reflection a place for gatherings, the glass work is amazing it is wheelchair friendly, this place is a beautiful place to visit anytime.

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank TracyJ1380
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

Service was on during our visit so we could not take pictures of the inner structure. Worth a short visit though to see the cardboard columns used to support the church structure. But the nearby parking could be improved. It was NZ$5 per entry instead...More

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank 264gweny
Reviewed 5 days ago

Establishes as interim measure this facility has now become almost a semi permanent fixture whilst the future is sorted out,

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank Alexander M
Reviewed 6 days ago

This structure was borne out of the devastation of an earthquake. It’s temporary but has been there for quite some time. An interesting place to visit.

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank AJG35
Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

I visited the cathedral as part of a ceremony and I think the architecture is innovative and quirky. Worth a look as after all it’s made out of cardboard. Acoustics need work. Stain glass windows stunning

Date of experience: April 2018
Thank B D
Reviewed 1 week ago

Interesting place with beautiful architecture. Hosts are friendly as well. There is no entrance fee but donations are welcome.

Date of experience: November 2018
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dannykwok
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No, there are no fees, although donations are gratefully accepted as it is estimated that it will cost over $100million to restore the original stone cathedral.
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