The Ria Bancroft bronzed doors believed missing from Christchurch's Cathedral of the Blessed Sacrament have been found.
The doors, which had been reported missing last week, were found in the back of a packed storage container.
Diocesan financial administrator Paddy Beban said a staff member had gone into the container to find some altar vestments and had found the tabernacle doors.
"It is a great relief to have found them. The doors are wrapped for their protection and the person who moved them obviously did not realise what they were moving," he said.
The Ria Bancroft doors are 51cm high and 79cm wide and have a replacement value of $185,000.
The Catholic Cathedral was badly damaged in the February 22 earthquake and is being carefully dismantled with the hope of restoring it.