"Long ago in Vancouver, Christ Church Cathedral stood tall. Dedicated in 1895, it was the highest building in town with its light at night guiding sailors and fisherman into port. Its literal role as a guiding light faded in time as the city's secular buildings overshadowed the sight. Through all manner of turbulent times, including efforts in the 1970s to demolish and replace the Cathedral, it has survived.
One hundred and twenty years later, we have created a modern, metaphorical 'lighthouse' for the Cathedral. The new bell spire at Christ Church Cathedral is a lantern for the community. The message of Christ Church Cathedral is expressed as a meeting place of land, sea and bell chime within a spire of windswept candlelight."Sarah Hall - A Thousand Colours, pg.223.