Posts Tagged ‘Church closures’

Concern expressed over proposed developments in Christchurch Comments 0

Monday, August 19th, 2019

About Sixty people from throughout the diocese of Christchurch met at Sacred Heart Hall Addington on Sunday 11 August, to discuss their hopes for the future of the diocese. They were responding to two announcements made recently by the bishop Christchurch Paul Martin. On 9 June he announced a proposal to close 13 churches in the diocese Read more

Trinity Congregational Church becomes ‘cannabis HQ’ Comments 0

Monday, August 5th, 2019

Michael Mayell has partnered with Abe Gray, the founder of New Zealand’s first cannabis museum, to create a cannabis institute in two heritage-listed buildings on Manchester St. The former Trinity Congregational church will be used for the museum during the day, an education space Mayell dubbed “cannabis university” in the evenings. Read more Related Posts:Legalising marijuana Read more

What happens when a Catholic church shuts down? Comments 0

Thursday, July 25th, 2019

With churches in every neighborhood, Catholicism has long been a historic aspect of Chicago culture. Last year, the Archdiocese of Chicago had more than 2.1 million Catholics, according to statistics from the archdiocese. However, changing neighborhood demographics, fewer parishioners and priests, and a lack of funding have led dioceses across the nation to announce plans Read more

Archdiocese grapples with reducing number of churches Comments 0

Monday, April 1st, 2019
number of churches

RNZ has reported that some Catholics in Wellington are unhappy with cardinal John Dew’s letter to all parishes in the archdiocese asking them to review the number of churches in their parish. The RNZ report says they accuse him of being high-handed and autocratic. But Dew denies this. He says he has simply asked congregations Read more

Catholic Church disapproves of turning former churches into breweries Comments 0

Thursday, October 12th, 2017

Breweries opening in former churches are winning fans but earning disapproval from clergy and worshippers across the U.S. At least 10 new breweries have opened in former churches since 2011 and at least four more are slated to open within the next year. Related Posts:Where do Hollywood Stars go to church?Unhealthy small churches — good Read more

Three Dunedin Catholic churches close Comments 0

Tuesday, March 22nd, 2016

Masses were celebrated at three Catholic churches in Dunedin for the final time at the weekend. St Bernadette’s(Forbury), St Brigid’s (Tainui) and St Alphonsus (Waverley) are closing and their congregations will merge with the parish at St Patrick’s Basilica. Special items from each church were taken to be delivered to St Patrick’s. Dunedin South pastoral Read more