Posts Tagged ‘Fr Barry Scannell’

Cyclone Gabrielle: Pope Francis close to people in New Zealand

Monday, February 20th, 2023

In the wake of Cyclone Gabrielle, Pope Francis has expressed his closeness to the people of New Zealand. Renewing his appeal for Turkey and Syria earthquake victims, Francis also turned his attention to New Zealand. “I am close to the people of New Zealand, who have been hit in recent days by a devastating cyclone. Read more

World premiere of documentary about strengthening of St Mary of Angels

Thursday, December 7th, 2017
a test of faith

A Test of Faith had its world premiere at the Embassy Theatre in Wellington on Thursday. The feature-length documentary is about the seismic strengthening of St Mary of the Angels church in central Wellington. Parish priest Father Barry Scannell, who features in the film, says it “beautifully captures” the scale and challenges of the $9.5 million rebuild. Read more

Wellington priest gets award for outstanding contribution to the city

Thursday, June 15th, 2017

Wellington Mayor, Justin Lester, recently presented St Mary of the Angels parish Priest, Fr Barry Scannell with an Absolutely Positively Wellingtonian Award. The city council’s Absolutely Positively Wellingtonian Awards acknowledge members of the community who have made outstanding contributions to the Capital and its people. The picture above shows mayor, Justin Lester,  Mr Keith Quinn, who received Read more

St Mary of the Angels – same but different

Thursday, April 20th, 2017
st mary of the angels

The most notable aspect of the restored St Mary of the Angels church is that it looks the same as it always did. The church was reopened and blessed by Cardinal John Dew, the Archbishop of Wellington, last week. It had been closed for almost 4 years to undergo earthquake strengthening. At the completion of Read more

St Mary of the Angels work not the cause of traffic hell

Tuesday, March 15th, 2016

Work to seismically strengthen St Mary of the Angels church in Wellington is not a contributing factor to traffic congestion in the area, a priest says. Four major construction projects are underway in Boulcott St, which has been labelled several hundred metres of motoring hell, with cars regularly bumper to bumper. The projects are a Read more