Posts Tagged ‘Earthquake-prone churches’

Iconic Wellington monastery to help solve housing crisis

Monday, April 12th, 2021
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Although Wellington icon St Gerard’s church and monastery has been declared earthquake-prone and will close next month, it is unlikely to be pulled down. While St Gerard’s future is ultimately up to the owners, the church – built in 1908 for the Redemptorists – could be deconsecrated so it could be used for events like Read more

Education pioneer Fr Antoine Garin’s Chapel to be restored

Monday, April 12th, 2021

A tiny earthquake-prone church, Father Garin’s chapel in Nelson’s Wakapuaka Cemetery will be restored – but it’s a long-term project, the Catholic Church says. The building is listed as a category one historic place, with “special or outstanding historical or cultural significance or value.” Garin arrived in Nelson in 1850 and worked for nearly 40 Read more

Church leaders need to re-build churches for today

Thursday, March 11th, 2021

The decline in church attendance combined with insurance coverage for old and heritage buildings is causing church administrators some concern. This is particularly the case for heritage buildings where complex issues leave a great deal to consider. The comments come from brokerage firm Crombie Lockwood. Steve Walsham, group broking manager of Crombie Lockwood says that Read more