The government of the province of British Columbia has pledged C$1 million to the C$7.5 building campaign to restore Christ Church Cathedral in Vancouver.
The government of the province of British Columbia has pledged C$1 million to the C$7.5 building campaign to restore Christ Church Cathedral in Vancouver. On 10 April 2015 the former mayor of Vancouver and MLA for the district, Sam Sullivan announced the state would supply funds toward the cost of repairing the 30 year old cathedral roof. In a press conference held on the church’s garden plaza, Mr. Sullivan spoke of his appreciation for the work of the cathedral in the community, highlighting its “Accessibility for All People” campaign that built an elevator, tower and handicapped access washroom in 2006. “Christ Church Cathedral has been enriching downtown Vancouver for more than a century. It is an inclusive, welcoming place of worship that embraces diversity, builds fellowship and helps those in need through its community outreach kitchen,” said Mr. Sullivan. “This expansion project will honour the church’s unique heritage while ensuring it can continue to feed the hungry and enhance the vibrancy and liveability of our city.” The Bishop of the Diocese of New Westminster, the Rt. Rev. Melissa Skelton observed “this generous grant recognizes the place that Christ Church Cathedral holds in Vancouver and British Columbia; and will help ensure that the Cathedral community continues to play a significant role in meeting the spiritual and physical needs of the people of Vancouver.” With the contribution from the state, C$5.5 million of the proposed building budget has been raised.