Posts Tagged ‘Church Closure’

Whangamomona church closes with final Mass after 100 years Comments 0

Thursday, November 14th, 2019

A service celebrated the beginning and the end of a rural church. Sacred Heart Whangamomona church is celebrating 100 years on Saturday – but the Mass to celebrate the centenary was the final service at the church. Read more Related Posts:Samoa: Sister Emanuela marks sixty years of serviceThe elephant in the room: The clergyTe Puke Read more

Dampness prompts closure of Catholic church in Wellington Comments 0

Thursday, July 6th, 2017

Ongoing health and safety concerns have forced the closure of a Catholic church in the Wellington suburb of Newlands. Parishioners of St Andrew’s Church were notified during Sunday mass on June 25 that from the following day their place of worship would be closed indefinitely. Read more Related Posts:Wellington woman providing low-cost counselling serviceHato Petera Read more

Oldest church on the West Coast faces closure Comments 0

Friday, July 10th, 2015

West Coasters are being encouraged to attend Mass in Ross on 9 August so as to save 149 year old St Patrick’s church from closure. St Patrick’s is the only church left in the town. The church was built in 1866, within a year of the discovery of gold at Ross. It is a category Read more

Timaru’s St Joseph’s Church may be up for sale Comments 0

Friday, August 9th, 2013

Holy Family Parish in Timaru has decided, that if Bishop Jones approves, St Joseph’s church in Douglas St will sold. The Holy Family parish was formed in 2012 by combining two Timaru parishes, Timaru North and Sacred Heart There are two churches in what was formally Timaru North, St Thomas the Apostle and St Joseph’s. Read more

Bats’ droppings destroying UK churches Comments 0

Friday, June 28th, 2013

Sir Tony Baldry, who represents the Church of England in the Commons, said dozens of parish churches were facing potential closure because of the crippling cost of dealing with bat infestations. He told MPs that bat droppings were causing serious damage to medieval wall paintings, sculptures and wooden effigies – as well as posing a Read more

Historic Newtown church closing Comments 0

Tuesday, November 22nd, 2011

A landmark Newtown church deemed to be an earthquake risk will shut its doors due to dwindling worshippers and rising insurance premiums.

The original St James Presbyterian Church was built in 1882 and replaced with the current wooden building on Adelaide Rd in the early 1900s opposite Wellington Hospital.

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