Provincial Government makes grant of land.
Photo: The plaque in the Holy Souls Chapel contains records of benefactors to the original building fund and later, the restoration fund
Christchurch Mission begun.
Church of the Blessed Sacrament opened.
Major additions to church completed.
Diocese of Christchurch established by Papal Brief.
Bishop J.J. Grimes SM enthroned in Pro-Cathedral.
Cathedral Fund opened.
F.W. Petre submits plan for basilica-type church.
Photo: Francis W Petre – Architect
Pro-Cathedral removed to Ferry Road.
Foundation stone of Cathedral laid.
Photo: The Bell Tower’s four bells were cast in Belgium in 1904. Each inscribed in Latin, they weigh a combined 3.660 kgs and were bequeathed to the new cathedral by Nicholas Quinn of Waimate
Completed Cathedral blessed and opened.
Photos: The wooden pro-cathedral which stood on the present cathedral site until building began in 1901. Its shifting intact to a new site on Ferry Road was, at the time, the largest feat of its kind to be undertaken in New Zealand.
The Diocese Building Committee, responsible for the cathedral’s construction, photographed on opening day, 12th February 1905. Bishop Grimes is in the centre front row
Death of Bishop Grimes; interment in Cathedral.
Episcopal Ordination of Bishop M.J. Brodie.
Cathedral debt liquidated.
Death of Bishop Brodie; burial at Mt Magdala.
Enthonement of Bishop P.F. Lyons.
Transfer of Bishop Lyons to Sydney.
Episcopal Ordination of Bishop EM. Joyce.
Canterbury Centennial Celebrations.
Death of Bishop Joyce; interment in Cathedral.
Episcopal Ordination of Bishop B.P. Ashby.
Cathedral Conservation Project begun.
Interior re-ordering of Cathedral commenced.
Conservation Project completed.
Cathedral Trust inaugurated.
Dedication of Tabernacle doors.
Halmshore organ restored and re-dedicated.
Jubilee Year to mark 75th anniversary.
Episcopal Ordination of Bishop D.W. Hanrahan.
Resignation of Bishop Ashby.
Enthronement of Bishop Hanrahan.
National Ecumenical Service held by Pope John Paul II, 24th November 1986
Death of Bishop Hanrahan; burial Bromley Cemetery.
Episcopal Ordination of Bishop J.B. Meeking.
Diocesan Centennial Celebrations.
Inauguration of the Friends of the Cathedral.
Death of Bishop Ashby; burial Bromley Cemetery.
Episcopal Ordination of Bishop J.J. Cunneen.
Retirement of Bishop Meeking.
Enthronment of Bishop Cunneen.
Establishment of the Cathedral forecourt.
Holy Year of the Great Jubilee.
Seismic strengthening of Cathedral.
Cathedral Centennial Celebrations.