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CHRISTCHURCH CATHEDRAL.

CATHEDRAL COMMISSION t _j Tikhon of Christcliurch. Lord B^ shoy o HiS vSSable the Archdeacon of Akaroa. ; J>bsou,Esa. t ft Fitzgerald, Esq. i J W.Hamilton, Esq. B J '& Haruiau, Esq. p Miles, Esq. J /vthedral Commission appointed by the B* ftheWocese of Christchurch, has "SL to make a public appeal for subscriptions «B*£ rt, m building of the Cathedral. *J*SJ general and warm approval with *°, *r nrnnosal to begin this great work has tothe public, has convinced the that the time has arrived when SSKnake this appeal with a certain prostkSStodeedthat this great undertaking Jibe carried through by a single impulse, v.hooed that the interest which has been * «;tetfwill he not only lively, but lasting iSSa. It is toe that it will call for Seffortß, a ud ß acrihces of no ordinary kind Kse extending over a considerable term of • for though a comparatively shoit time '■ suffice for the erection of a portion of the Ec capable of accommodating a large numseveral years must neceaSly elapse before we can expect t<; sen the Shte-structure stand before us in all its 3eur and beauty. Still, so great and Sjj£ ff ft work may well be deemed worthy of Zn sacrifice; and while such great efforts are injmade by us to accomplish vast underSs ior convenience and utility, we shall "relvbc ashamed to grudge expense or exertion S attempt to raise up one worthy Temple a&rinlds* of us for the workup of our Creator, ffidas'awtaess to Hisi Holy The purposes of a Cathedral are manifold. Ambfigst 4 these are that it is: -1. A perpetual ad conspicuous witness to tie presence and aajesty of the most Holy Trinity. 2. The Church oil the diocese, win re the Bishop's athedra or chair is placed, anil therefore representing a, branch of the great Christian Society in Uncomplete organisation of Bishop, Clergy, snd People. 3. A central place of worship for the Diocese and for strangers, where all the seats irefree for ever, and where none may feel that they are intruding on parochial rights. As the Csitral Church of the Diocese, it represents the Unify, and as open to all strangers, the Univeftility of the Christian Church. 4. A eacred ed&e, adapted in size and dignity for the performance of specially Episcopal functions, such aithat of Ordination, and for the assembling tojjetbjer of large numbers of the people on occartM of more than ordinary solemnity. 5. A Sttctawy, where Prayer may be daily offered, lid the highest office of our Religion weekly celebrated, that so the fire of devotion may be Bundled from day to day, the incense of prayer ittd {Raise never cease to be offered up in the rameand on behalf of the Diocese at large, and while the inhabitant of the City audits neigh-' bouriiood may reap the fruit of these blessings continually, the sojourner of a day or of a week may thankfully embrace the occasional opportunities, which nothing but this constant circle Bf holy services could with certainty provide. It has been decided after much consideration to adhere to the site already set apart in Cathedral Square. Complete plans for the whole Cathedral by ifr. Gilbert Scott are in the hands'of the Commission ; and they have determined to adhere ngidly to a design which is worthy of the great Mine of its author. It has been decided to commence with buildtog the Nave, as being that part of the whole wneture which can be the most speedily erected, »od will accommodate the largest numbers i.v proportion to its cost. On the most accurate animate that can be obtained,- it has been ca! «foted that the cost of building the whole Nave *ttn attings for one thousand persons, will «P»nt to about twenty thousand pounds. Thi3 wunate, whilst not pretending to detailed ac*<Wcy, may be relied on as representing the "jnade s Bum which will be necessary to com?we the Nave, with the temporary East Front Mα tnancel fittings; the Chancel Choir and WUWepts, together with the whole of the tower wore the basement remaining as an obiect for "tare efforts. Refunds already in hand do not exceed £1800, made up principally of the sum of £1000, ra*rvea for this purpose out of the grant of ten aousand pounds for Church Building, voted by ■» Ugiskture of the Province in the year 1858, J« "boat i 7OO, the amount of subscriptions opined in England through Mr. FitzGerald. « » confidently anticipated that the pnbHc SLff^J 0 this a l'l )eal with an unwonted iS y ' A? ceP reseil t is a great Church BuildJ"6«H>e, ana Englishmen esjiecially are becoming J2, to<l "lore accustomed to increase their ■rajee and self-denying exertions to accomjJJ great works of a sacred character. The SS ?ii I ' roviuce especially, it may be 2ft thoir Cathedral as an approSf »^ ak " offeriug to Almi-htyGod for the S? "nexampled measure of prosperity Thosn " ** cn i°.vcd from its foundation. US onwl >om God has bestowed Bin f n r« lfc i ,B h ° ped ' ® ye back to *orth Vo fH' V Sake of acting a Temple W « B IS i ani0 ' with M 1 open and generous WtKn A c pVen to tbem - Already, m 00^'^ 1 ' 011 be mentioned, m3\? V? ydl 1U l' TO Portion to thoir tlieu there will be no difficulty in %KSi" )0 M aU the amoUnt re( - uiml l--81 *» l>rm! ' 'V le V a y ment of the script-ions, .».ov w a tt-nn of years, many will be

enabled to offer sums which they could not otherwise have dreamed of. Let it be remembered that the Cathe<iral is the work of the whole Diocese, and let a great and united eftort be made, and we shall accomplish, under the blessing of Almighty God, a work which will impress its character on this rising people, will be the glory of our Metropolis and Province, and will be pointed at with just pride by our children's children, as a standing memorial of the Christian faith and zeal of the founders of their country. Subscriptions will be received by every member of the Commission and by all the Bankers in the Diocese. The following subscriptions have been already promised.— [Except where otherwise particularly specified in tlie following list, all subscriptions will be pai/able by tqual instalments, quarterly, half-yearly, or yearly, spreading over five yearn. Tne first instalment will be called for ontlieSlst March, IS(>3.] In hand £1759 19 1 The Lord Bishop, £50 yearly for life, equal to . 500 0 0 The Yen. Archdeacon Mathias, £20 yearly for life, equal to ... 100 0 0 Lyttelton Times 500 0 0 Mr. John Bealey 500 0 0 Mr. Samuel Bealey 500 0 0 Messrs. Lance 250 0 0 Mr. A. Pi. Creyke 100 0 0 Mr. Tombs 100 o 0 Mr. Hawkes l(i() () 0 Dr. Barker i<)o 0 0 Mr. Hey wood l()0 0 0 Mr. Luck (in ten years) 200 0 0 Mr. FitzGerald 250 0 0 Mr. Harston 100 0 0 The flew J. Wilson ... 100 0 0 Mr. Wylde 100 0 0 Mr. R. J. Harinan 1(10 0 0 Dr. Stcdmau 100 0 0 Mr. Davie 100 0 0 Mr. Maude 100 0 0 Mr. Inwood 100 0 0 Messrs. Packer & Son 100 0 0 The Rev. X Jacobs 100 0 0 The Hon. H. Tancred 100 0 0 Mr. Strickland Field 50 0 0 Mr. James Field 50 0 0 Mr. Cass 50 0 0 Mr. Browning 50 0 0 Mr. Back 50 0 0 Miss Skillicorn 50 0 0 Mr. H. B. Johnstone 100 0 0 Mr. Thomas Rowley 200 0 0 Mr. D. limes 500 0 0 The Rev. W. Willock 50 0 0 Mr. Willis 50 0 0 Mr. Charles Reed 100 0 0 Dr. Turnbull 50 0 0 Mr. Frederick Thompson ... ... 50 0 0 Mr. Charles Turner 100 0 0 Mr. Dampier 100 0 0 Dr. Parkerson 100 0 C Mr. J. Studholm 200 0 0 Mr. Ollivier (in two years) 50 0 0 Mr. Brooke 50 0 0 Mr. Sprot 100 0 0 Dr. Donald 50 0 0 Mr. J. Ladbrooke 50 0 0 Mr. Joseph Brittan 100 0 0 His Honor Mr. Justice Gresson ... 500 0 0 Mr. Grosvenor Miles 250 0 0 Rev. G. Cotterill 50 0 0 Mr. C. Bowen 50 0 0 The Rev. H. Harper 50 0 0 Mr. C. B. Blakiston 50 0 0 Captain Westenra ... 50 0 0 Mr. Hamilton Ward (for iirst year) 20 0 0 Mr. Bethel Ware 25 0 0 Messrs. Wood 100 0 0 Mr. F. C. Stewart 100 0 0 Mr. H. E. Alport 50 0 0 Messrs. De Bourbel and Willes ... 200 0 0 Mr. Dann 25 0 0 Mr. Bishop 25 0 0 Mr. Hobbs 25 0 0 Mr. Ell 100 '0 0 A Churchman 100 0 0 Mr. Stringer 100 0 0 Mr. Coates 50 0 0 Mr. Charles Torlesse (first year) ... 20 0 0 Mr. G. Allen (in three years) ... 50 0 0 Messrs. Porter 50 0 0 Mr. C. Wright ~. 25 0 0 Mr. C. C. Bowen 50 0 0 The Rev. C. Bowen 50 0 0 Miss Bowen 50 0 0 Mr. Buchanan 50 0 0 Mr. Robert Chapman 50 0 0 Mr. G. Willmer 100 0 0 Mr. H. Lowther 25 0 0 Mr. A. X Blakiston 50 0 0 Mr. Cuff 50 0 C The Rev. C. Alabaster ...* ... 25 0 € Mr. T. Raine 25 0 (1 Mr. Marley 50 0 (1 Mr. Wagstaff 25 0 C Mr. Palmer 100 0 C Mr. W. G. Brittan 100 0 C Mrs. Caverhill 50 0 C Mr. Francis Slater 100 0 C Mr. J. Burke 100 0 ( Mr. G.Gordon 10 0 ( Mr. H. Montgomery 100 0 t Mr. W. Montgomery 100 0 C Mr. J. Colbornc Veel 50 0 C Mr. N.Edgar 25 0 C Mr. C. Bridge 25 0 C Mr. C. Bounington 25 0 ( Mr. J. Collins 25 0 ( Messrs. T. and E. Pavitt 100 0 ( Mr. J. Hughes 25 0 ( Mr. James Hair 25 0 ( Mr. C. W. Beswick 25 0 ( iMr.J. Beswiek 25 0 ( Mr. C. E. Minchin 100 0 ( Mr. (t. Tn wood 50 0 ( Mr. W. Nt-etfe (in two sums) ... 50- 0 ( The Misses Lowther 50 O ( Mr. W.Wilson 25 0 ( I Mr. J . Anderson ... 20 0 (

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CHRISTCHURCH CATHEDRAL., Press, Volume III, Issue 97, 3 January 1863

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