Archbishop to rule on Ward’s church

The Archbishop of Wellington will decide if the condemned St Peter Chanel Catholic Church in Ward is completely demolished or partially salvaged.

The decision is expected next month ahead of the first anniversary of the Grassmere earthquake.

The small red-brick church, built in 1923, was damaged in the 6.6 earthquake which caused cracks in its tower and water damage from a broken cylinder.

It was deemed dangerous, and Marlborough District Council had requested information about the future of the building. Continue reading

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