The Risen Christ Statue

The bronze statue of The Risen Christ was created by renowned sculptor Terry Stringer in 1999.  It was commissioned by the Anglican Diocese of Christchurch as a Millennium gift to the city and was placed outside the Anglican Cathedral in Cathedral Square

The Cathedral was severely damaged in the Christchurch earthquakes of 2011.  Fortunately the statue was undamaged and was removed and placed into storage.  The Transitional Cathedral was built and opened in 2013.

In 2017 the decision was made to reinstate the Cathedral and work finally got underway in 2020.  As that project is expected to take several more years it was decided to place the Risen Christ at the Transitional Cathedral until such time as Cathedral ministry returns to Cathedral Square.

Terry Stringer
Born in Redruth, Cornwall, England in 1946, Stringer became a naturalised New Zealander in 1979.  He received a Diploma of Fine Arts from the Elam School of Fine Arts in 1967. Many New Zealand galleries and collections feature works by Stringer and he has completed a number of public commissions. Stringer has been the recipient of a number of New Zealand art awards and scholarships and has been awarded the Queen Elizabeth II Arts Council Scholarship three times.

In the 2003 New Year Honours, Stringer was appointed an Officer of the New Zealand Order of Merit, for services to sculpture.
The sculpture outside the Cathedral in the Square, prior to the 2011 earthquakes.
The Cathedral Chapter is particularly grateful to the following who have made the installation of the Risen Christ possible at the Transitional Cathedral:
SCAPE Public Art
Naylor Love
Lewis Bradford Consulting Engineers
Elevate Crane & Trucks
Christchurch City Council
Jenny May ONZM