More damage to cathedral

5:59 am on 24 December 2011

Christchurch Cathedral was damaged even more in Friday's earthquakes.

Cathedral Dean Peter Beck said officials on a flyover inspection of the city reported the western wall, which housed the rose window, has all but completely collapsed.

He said it was too soon to know what the damage will mean for prospects of rebuilding the cathedral.

The Dean said the latest quakes were a psychological knockback for Christchurch people, but he was confident they will overcome.