Posts Tagged ‘Barry Scannell’

St Mary of the Angels – first phase of restoration begins

Tuesday, March 10th, 2015

The $3.1 million so far raised by Wellington donors has allowed the first phase of work, to bring St Mary of the Angels to 100 per cent of code, to begin on March 18. The first phase involves strengthening of the church’s foundations and shear walls. And now that a third of the project’s estimated Read more

9.3 million needed to strengthen St Mary of the Angels

Tuesday, March 11th, 2014

Strengthening St Mary of the Angels church in central Wellington, New Zealand is going to cost about $9.35 million. The parish priest of St Mary of the Angels, Fr Barry  Scannell said that at present it met between 15 and 20 per cent of the new building standard and would need significant work on its Read more

St Mary of the Angels grateful for Presbyterians’ invitation

Friday, August 2nd, 2013

St Mary of the Angels Catholic Church parishioners will be able to attend a Sunday Mass at St John’s in the City Presbyterian Church while their church undergoes earthquake strengthening work during the next 18 months. The two churches have a long history of supporting each other during tough times. ”We feel this is a practical way we Read more

St Mary of the Angels closed for 18 Months

Sunday, July 28th, 2013

The iconic central-city Wellington Church, St Mary of the Angels Church is closed for up to 18 months. The closure is as a result of a series of recent Wellington earthquakes, the largest registering a magnitude of 6.5 on the Richter Scale. “The safety of our parishioners and Church users is paramount, and therefore we Read more

St Mary of the Angels parishioners not fazed by yellow sticker

Tuesday, August 21st, 2012

St Mary of the Angels church in central Wellington is one of about 470 buildings in the city that have been declared earthquake prone, which means they rate at less than 34 per cent compliance with the building code. The City Council has given the parish a 2027 deadline to carry out strengthening work. The Read more

St Mary of the Angels stays, St Mary’s Blenheim goes

Tuesday, May 1st, 2012

It has been decided that the continued use of St Mary of the Angels in Wellington is defensible, subject to appropriate signage and information to Church users and continued development of a credible strengthening strategy. But it is not such good news for the people in Blenheim. Parish priest Father Bill Warwick has informed them Read more