Built as a memorial to the pioneer settlers of Belfast, the Northwest Christchurch Anglican Parish recognised the need to retain the spiritual, historical, architectural and cultural significance of this building, and to preserve it for future generations. To this end, an extensive refurbishment of St David’s has now been completed and we wish to express our grateful thanks to the Christchurch City Council Heritage Division and the Environment and Heritage section of the Lotteries Commission for their Heritage Grants, the Phillip Brown Trust, the AAW, and individuals who made donations towards the project.
Our grateful thanks also to the Anglican Diocese and CPT for their assistance. Without all your support we would not have achieved the extensive Scope of Works set down in the planning stages. We are delighted with the outcome and wish to thank all those involved in the project.
Lisa Hurley (LH Design), John Smith (Plans/Drawings), Andy Douglas (Builder), Andy Burnett (Builder),
Jason Ward (Painter/Interior Timber Refurbishment),
John Perry (John Perry Electrical),
Steve Hermens (Lighthouse Lighting),
Victor Stewart (Stewart Stained Glass Ltd), Kay Nelson (Trinity Glass), Tracy Fayey (Floorpride), David Toland (Floorpride), Jill Jarvis (Irvine Flooring),
Mike Connolly (4 Seasons ChCh Ltd), Mark Reid (Canterbury Scaffolding), Jacqui Beaton (Impressive Kitchens), Kyle Marshall (Haase Marshall Drainage) and Brian Walker (Spiderban).
To the team that managed the project – Anne McMaster, Joanne Latham, Barbara and John Clark, Dorothy Bradley, and Gary Golding, Murray Trimmer and Ian Bisman during the early planning stages.
Thank you to the many parish helpers who shifted pews, replanted gardens, and to the congregation of St David’s that have met at St Silas while the work was done. We want to open our doors to you as our community, to come and visit St David’s and join in on any of our services and activities, or book a special occasion. We look forward to welcoming you at St David’s in the near future.