Your prayers for the people of Christchurch are appreciated - special thanks to those who commented that they are praying via comments on other posts below. I and my family are safe, with house habitable with power, but, like most of Christchurch, without water. Many photos accessible via Stuff and other news services.
I include one below, of our Anglican cathedral, which is in the centre of our city, a treasured icon for believers and non-believers.
Many families are in grief, many more will be simply traumatised, and some reports are emerging of a new set of homeless people in our city.