Posts Tagged ‘Basilica’

Basilica closed after wind damaged dome

Monday, February 10th, 2020

One of Invercargill’s oldest churches will remain closed for at least another week after high winds damaged its dome. Invercargill South. Pastoral Area parish priest Fr Pat McGettigan said gale-force wind of 150kmh damaged the dome of St Mary’s Basilica. “Fortunately, nobody has been hurt because it probably happened in the middle of the night.’ Read more

Timaru’s Basilica to get $3.9m earthquake upgrade

Monday, October 15th, 2018

A $3.9 million upgrade of Timaru’s Sacred Heart Basilica aims to strengthen the building and protect it against future earthquakes. Sacred Heart Parish council chairman Gary Shand said after the Canterbury earthquakes the church realised the building was not completely earthquake-proof and needed to be bolstered. The main work will focus on putting steel structures Read more

Mass at South Dunedin basilica for first time since 2014

Friday, April 1st, 2016

On Holy Thursday, St Patrick’s Basilica in South Dunedin held its first public event in the building since its refurbishment began in 2014. Mass was celebrated despite the $2.6 million project not yet being complete. Continue reading