Posts Tagged ‘Altar’

Gathered around the altar

Monday, April 22nd, 2024

“Without liturgical reform, there is no reform of the Church,” Pope Francis said emphatically last February during an address to the plenary assembly of the Dicastery for Divine Worship and the Discipline of the Sacraments. His remarks came around the 60th anniversary of Sacrosanctum Concilium, the Constitution on the Sacred Liturgy that was issued during Read more

Anglican parish can’t serve tea and biscuits from altar

Tuesday, September 2nd, 2014

A Church of England parish has had its request to serve refreshments from the altar in its church knocked back. Worshippers at St Michael and All Angels Church in Uffington, Lincolnshire, wanted their oak altar to double up as a place to “serve refreshments”. But Mark Bishop, chancellor for Lincoln, and a judge of the Read more

Chch bishop: Modernist church designs haven’t helped liturgy

Friday, August 22nd, 2014

Generally, modernist styles of church design have not served the liturgy well, the Bishop of Christchurch has written in a new document. Bishop Barry Jones has issued “The House of God”, to inform and guide Christchurch diocese in the task of building churches. Aimed at parishes wanting to build or repair and strengthen a church Read more

Teschemakers Chapel…the story continues

Friday, October 4th, 2013

Susie Scott, whose family has an association with the Teschemakers Catholic girls’ boarding school going back to its establishment in 1911, has now had a High Court decision which confirms the altar cannot be removed from the  College chapel without a resource consent. The dispute dates from August, 2010 when contractors Naylor Love arrived to remove Read more

Further hearing on Teschemakers chapel dispute

Tuesday, October 30th, 2012

The saga over the ornate Italian marble altar in the chapel at the former Teschemakers Catholic girls’ boarding school south of Oamaru is to be considered by the High Court. The chapel, built in 1916, is on land donated by Ms Scott’s grandfather, Peter McCarthy, in 1911 and 1918 for the boarding school. He also Read more

Vietnam officials replace cross with Ho Chi Minh

Tuesday, August 21st, 2012

Communist officials in the Central Highlands of Vietnam have compelled ethnic villagers to remove the cross, altar, tabernacle and pictures from their chapel, replacing them with two images of Ho Chi Minh, the revolutionary leader who died in 1969. Authorities told parishioners that the building was to be used “for village activities, not for worship”. Read more

Teschemakers altar must stay put

Friday, October 21st, 2011

A decision released this week by the Environment Court has determined the Italian marble altar ” to be part and parcel of the chapel”at the former Teschemakers Catholic girls’ boarding school near Oamaru. and it cannot be removed without resource consent.

The issue arose last year when it was revealed the altar was to be dismantled and moved to Holy Name Church in Dunedin after it was given to the parish by the Dominican Sisters, who owned the Teschemakers chapel contents.

While those who supported the Teschemakers altar’s retention in the chapel were delighted with the court’s ruling, Fr Chamberlain was disappointed with the decision.

He could not say whether he would lodge an appeal or apply for resource consent.

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Row over Teschemakers chapel altar

Friday, August 26th, 2011

An unholy row is playing out in the Environment Court in Oamaru over the fate of the Teschemakers chapel altar, with a Catholic priest stating its current use is sacrilegious.

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