Unlike a major campaign, the Annual Appeal retains its place in the College calendar because it directly supports the school in a different way. Every donation allows individual members of the College community to help with a range of smaller projects that fulfil an urgent need, or support an initiative to inspire, excite and challenge the boys.
The boys will have a better learning experience and their lives will be enhanced by every gift, large or small. The Christ's College community has always displayed strong philanthropic support and we are indebted to such benefactors. Your gift is most appreciated and your place in the College family defined by your support.
Help us restore the Dining Hall Gallery
What is the Dining Hall Gallery?
High up at the southern end of the Dining Hall is the beautiful and unique gallery, commonly known in architectural terms as a Minstrels’ Gallery.
In its day, the gallery was used by House tutors and matrons to eat their meals, and as a space to host special events.
With your help we plan to restore this important part of College history and bring it back to a functioning dining space … as well as a place for musicians to play and other events to occur, while functions are held below in the Dining Hall.
The finishing touches
Many hours and resources have been spent upgrading the Christ’s College Dining Hall. Despite earthquake strengthening in 1987–88, the Dining Hall did not escape unscathed. Both of the beautiful bay windows had to be removed and repaired, the Dining Hall floor was relevelled, and the outside finials taken down and repaired.
A rich history
The Christ’s College Dining Hall was built in 1925 as a memorial to the Old Boys and Masters who died in World War 1. It was funded by money raised by the Old Boys community (£23,000 raised, total cost to build was £27,000).
Commonly known as the Book of Memories, the beautifully illuminated volume The Record of Service of Old Boys and Masters in the Great War, has returned following restoration. This has enabled us to reinstate the turning of a page at formal lunch.
Thank you for your support
Each year, our community generously supports the Annual Appeal, which provides funds for projects outside of the College funding operational budget.
Your help this year will allow us to complete work on our impressive Dining Hall.
If you would like to make a donation make your gift today.
- To give online click here
- To give by cheque, bank transfer or credit card, download a PDF donation form here.
- To give via internet banking, use the bank account details below. Please include your full name and the word APPEAL so we can identify your gift and ensure you are thanked and receive a tax receipt.
Bank: ANZ Christchurch
Account name: Christ’s College Canterbury
Account no: 01-0797-0067412-20
- To discuss this with the College prior to making your decision talk to our Development Team
For a full list of donors please click here.
Christ’s College is a registered charity and all gifts are eligible for a tax rebate as allowed for under New Zealand law.