We’ve got big plans on the horizon!
For all questions and queries related to Building for the Future, please email BFTF@christchurchcathedral.bc.ca
The presentation for the school community is now available. See the link below to watch the video and learn about the exciting developments being planned for the future of Cathedral School!
History of the ‘Building for the Future’ Project
Over the past three years, we have had countless discussions about the role and future of our cathedral, our cathedral school, and our diocesan office, and about the kind of space we will need to accommodate our ministries. The fruits of these discussions have been shared with our planning consultants Kaeley Wiseman and Barb Myers from Wiser Projects. They, in turn, have done extensive research about current municipal plans and policies, as well as the appetite of local agencies and developers to work with us. They also engaged an architect, Paul Rigby, who has worked closely with us to assess the space on the precinct, with a view to the feasibility of making our cathedral, our school, and the rest of the precinct better serve our hopes and dreams.
Where We Are Now
Wiser Projects has now submitted a detailed “Phase One” report – which describes their findings, and the work we would need to do next to produce an actual “master plan” for the cathedral precinct. The report is available to download here in the form of an executive summary, a full report, and appendices:
- Building for the Future – Phase One Summary
- Building for the Future – Phase One Full Report
- Building for the Future – Phase One Appendices
Building for the Future – Phase One Presentation for Cathedral Parish Leadership
The 90-minute Zoom presentation on Phase 1 of Building for the Future was well attended and provided an opportunity to meet our planning consultants Kaeley Wiseman and Barb Myers, as well as consulting architect, Paul Rigby. We were given a window into the work done to date, and were able to visualise some exciting ideas that could help us to re-equip, modernize and maximize the space we already have, in addition to considering what new spaces might be necessary.
The video above is for the cathedral leadership and parish community. To view the video intended for the Cathedral School community, see the top of the page.
CCCS Strategic Framework
In 2019, as part of a broader process involving the cathedral and diocese called What Greater Works Than These, school leadership engaged our staff, parents, and student alumni through forums and surveys to identify the values and attributes our community holds most dearly and to shed light on areas where improvement was needed. The school’s Board of Directors combined that information with current demographic data and trends and developed a strategic framework that would guide Cathedral School’s future growth and development. You can read the Strategic Framework document here:
March 4, 2022 – Zoom Drop In Sessions Announced
Members of the Cathedral community will soon be asked to make a decision about moving forward with the next phase of this work. Between now and then, we want to make sure that everyone has ample opportunity to be informed and consulted. The written report and presentation on Phase 1 are available on this page for those who like to delve into the details. You can address any questions and comments to BFTF@christchurchcathedral.bc.ca
In the interim, please HOLD THE DATE for two one-hour Zoom “drop-in” sessions for further conversation about the project to date, and next steps. These will take place:
- Friday March 18, 2.00 – 3.00 pm
Meeting ID: 876 1894 4090
- Tuesday March 22, 4.30 – 5.30 pm
Meeting ID: 839 2774 7170
Building on the Foundation Video Series
In early 2022, the Very Reverend M. Ansley Tucker hosted a 6-week series with guest facilitators exploring the fascinating origins and development of worship space in the Judeo-Christian tradition. The series covers what motivated the changing configurations of worship space, and what distinguishes cathedrals from “big churches.” Only the below session is publicly posted, so if you want to watch the full series, please email Jennifer at firstname.lastname@example.org for a private link.