Diocesan Earthquake Recovery Fund has assisted more than 30 projects

Over thirty projects have already received help from the Christchurch Diocese’s Earthquake Recovery Fund.

Most recently assistance has been provided to the Parish of St Mary’s Pro-Cathedral for a project to identify and support parishioners who have been disadvantaged by the earthquakes and to continue to facilitate a sense of community post parish amalgamation and to the Riccarton Parish to help take a group of senior retired parishioners on a bus trip to get them out and let them enjoy the company of others. During the trip, the parish team will speak to them and discover their needs and thoughts.

The Christchurch Catholic Diocesan Earthquake Recovery Fund was set up by Bishop Barry Jones to distribute money donated to him following the earthquake of September 4th, 2010 and the subsequent earthquakes.

The fund exists to help parishes and those within parishes to respond to the needs those people affected by the earthquakes in their own community and also to the wider community.

Click here to see full list of projects funded

The Diocesan Strategic Planning Committee, which has the task of preparing a draft plan on the future location of Catholic churches and schools in the Christchurch diocese, has been formed and has held its first two meetings.


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