Posts Tagged ‘Earthquake prone buidlings’

St Mary of the Angels church gets final blessing

Thursday, March 19th, 2015

Hundreds of Wellingtonians turned out for a final service and blessing of St Mary of the Angels church before it closes for $3.1 million of earthquake strengthening work. Among those present were church patron and former prime minister Jim Bolger, Cardinal John Dew, parishioners and construction workers who will be involved in the project to Read more

St Mary of the Angels- final liturgy and blessing

Tuesday, March 17th, 2015

St Mary of the Angels is to be reopened for a final liturgy and blessing before it closes for at least two years as work begins to preserve this important heritage building. Parish Priest Father Barry Scannell said: “At 2pm on Tuesday 17 March we will hold a short liturgy and blessing for our church Read more

Planning rule changes worry Churches in Christchurch

Friday, December 12th, 2014

Anglicans and Catholics are worried proposed changes to planning rules in Christchurch could make it hard for them to rebuild earthquake-damaged churches. They have both made submissions on proposed plan changes. They say under the new rules their special recognition disappears. Under the current District Plan spiritual activities involving churches are treated separately from other Read more

Reserved decision on Appeal on Euphrasie House demolition

Tuesday, August 26th, 2014

Environment Court adjudicators have reserved their decision on an appeal against the consent granted to demolish Euphraisie House, a church owned building in Hamilton. The consent supported by the Hamilton City Council, was sought and granted by independent commissioner Murray Kivell in April 2013. Last week the Environment Court heard an appeal against that decision Read more

Wellington considers which heritage buildings to save

Tuesday, July 15th, 2014

St Mary of the Angels Church, Erskine Convent and St Gerard’s Monastery are among the 137 heritage buildings considered earthquake prone. Questions are now being asked about which of  Wellington city’s earthquake prone buildings should be saved. A total of 5184 pre-1976 buildings have been examined, with 684 deemed earthquake prone as at June 30. Read more

Many church-goers spent a 4th Easter in makeshift facilities.

Tuesday, April 29th, 2014

Many Catholics in Canterbury celebrated a fourth Easter in makeshift facilities. Christchurch’s Catholic diocese has more than 50 properties in Canterbury and the West Coast to be either strengthened, repaired or rebuilt. About 75 per cent of the strategies have been finalised. Diocesan financial administrator Paddy Beban said although progress could have been faster, he Read more

3 Catholic sites in survey on support for heritage buildings

Friday, August 16th, 2013

St Mary of the Angels, Erskine College and Chapel and St Gerard’s Monastery feature in a poll, launched by Wellington Mayoral Candidate John Morrison, which seeks to measure the amount of support for a bond system to help Wellington building owners strengthen their properties. The question asked is “Which Wellington heritage building would you like to 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