Posts Tagged ‘chapel’

DHB rejects call for Christian Chapel

Thursday, October 8th, 2020
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A Presbyterian minister, the Reverend Richard Dawson, is disappointed that the Southern District Health Board has rejected a call for a separate Christian chapel to be included in the new Dunedin Hospital. Dawson was one of the 52 people who signed a letter seeking assurance from the board that a Christian chapel and an office Read more

A new chapel for St Bede’s College

Monday, September 16th, 2019
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A new chapel at St Bede’s College in Christchurch was consecrated and opened last Thursday. Bishop Paul Martin presided at the ceremony and preached. Those attending included emeritus bishop Basil Meeking, David Kennerley, the New Zealand leader of the Society of Mary, former Rector of St Bede’s, Des Darby, twenty-five priests, many of whom were Read more

Strange chapel in Poland built out of 1000s of human bones

Friday, November 8th, 2013

In Czaszek one of the oldest towns in southwestern Poland there is a strange chapel which has been constructed of human bones. Between 1776 and 1804, the local priest, Vaclav Tomasek, painstakingly gathered, cleaned and carefully arranged skeletons recovered from numerous, shallow mass graves left by the Thirty Years’ War, Silesian Wars and cholera outbreaks. Read more

Christchurch earthquakes claim St Bede’s College Chapel

Tuesday, September 25th, 2012

St Bede’s Old Boy and Bishop of Christchurch, Rev Barry Jones, on Friday 21st of this month led a ceremony to deconsecrate the St Bede’s College Chapel. Its deconsecration and eventual removal is a huge disappointment to the College community and is a result of the Christchurch earthquakes. The chapel has been closed since May 6, 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