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Salient: Victoria University Students' Paper. Vol. 27, No. 10. 1964.

Reach for the Sky

Reach for the Sky


The article by Jack Richards in Salient is fair to a degree, though some of his Interpretations are controversial. The design is thirty years old and many changes have taken place in church architecture and in the use of concrete during that time.

Because of these changes, because the whole conception of Parliament Square has altered, and because the present regime feels strongly that the Cathedral, when finished, should speak to the city in its own language, the architect has been re-briefed.

His problem is to marry yesterday to today, that the result will speak to tomorrow. New plans are awaited with keen anticipation.

We see our responsibility to God to the Diocese, the City and the Country as a challenge to use what has been accomplished in the best and most meaningful way and so to complete the Cathedral that it will be a unit; a House of God and a House of the People of God both challenging and welcoming. I will look forward to the comments of Salient on our proposals when they materialise.

Walter Hurst, Dean.