Posts Tagged ‘Heritage Churches’

Christchurch’s new Catholic Cathedral in heart of the city Comments 0

Monday, December 9th, 2019
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The Catholic bishop of Christchurch, Paul Martin, says the diocese will build a new cathedral in the centre of the city adjacent to Victoria Square. The new cathedral will form part of a $500m “North of the Square” development. The development site is bordered by Armagh Street, Colombo Street, Cambridge Terrace and Manchester Street. It Read more

Saint Gerard’s opens its doors for heritage week Comments 0

Thursday, November 7th, 2019

St Gerard’s Church and Monastery is at once a landmark, a childhood memory, and a workplace, housing up to 50 Catholic missionaries at a time. The buildings are hard to miss; the image is scored into road barriers and postcards around Wellington, and their bulk is plainly visible on the Roseneath hill overlooking Oriental Bay. Read more

Blessed Sacrament Cathedral: money not tagged for restoration Comments 0

Thursday, August 8th, 2019
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Christchurch Catholic diocese’s general manager Andy Doherty said no donations have been made for the specific purpose of restoring the Blessed Sacrament Cathedral. $200,000 left to the church in a will had no specific provision for restoration of the basilica. The donated total of $350,000 would be used for the planned new cathedral, he said. In Read more

Cathedral demolition: Accept the decision and move on Comments 0

Monday, August 5th, 2019

People fighting to preserve heritage buildings are questioning the decision announced by the  Bishop of Christchurch to demolish the Blessed Sacrament Cathedral. But Christchurch Regeneration Minister, Megan Woods says the city needs to accept the church’s decision and move on. Woods said she had many fond memories of the cathedral having gone to school next Read more

More church buildings for demolition – locals saddened Comments 0

Monday, May 20th, 2019
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In what is becoming a familiar occurrence, the demolition of church-owned buildings is being opposed by people concerned at the loss of a “well-loved landmark” in their community. The demolition of two residential buildings in Parnell, Auckland, owned by the Anglican church has been described as “sinful”. And in Dunedin, an eleventh-hour effort is being Read more

St Mary of the Angels receives an architectural award Comments 0

Monday, May 13th, 2019

The New Zealand Institute of Architects’ Wellington branch announced the winners of their local awards on Wednesday, 8 May at the Parliament Buildings. Twenty-five projects were commended that “have changed the face of Wellington city and other regional centres. Bulleyment Fortune Architects and Ian Bowman, architectural conservator were the winners of the Heritage Award for Read more

Wellington’s Old St Pauls closed for 10 months Comments 0

Monday, April 29th, 2019

Old Saint Paul’s on Mulgrave St in Wellington closes for up to 10 months this Friday as work begins to physically tie together joints in wood joins that began to dislocate in the 2016 Kaikōura earthquake and saw the wooden building become 15cm wider in places. Read more Related Posts:Wellington’s Sacred Heart Cathedral closed for…Old Read more

Anglicans respond to Sam Neill’s call to dismantle Christ Church cathedral Comments 0

Monday, April 8th, 2019

Canterbury’s Anglican bishop has responded to movie star Sam Neill’s call to demolish the Christ Church Cathedral and replace it with “a dynamic social hub”, saying it’s too late to reconsider the building’s future. Continue reading Related Posts:Church ‘white ants’ accused of stalling…Lotteries commit $6m to Christ Church Cathedral restorationParties commit to Christ Church Cathedral Read more

New site for Christchurch Catholic cathedral rumoured Comments 0

Thursday, April 4th, 2019
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A new Catholic Cathedral in Christchurch could be built on a site beside the Avon River, a new four-minute documentary suggests. The documentary begins with filmmaker Gerard Smyth telling Paul Martin, the Catholic bishop of Christchurch, that he has heard “rumours” that the cathedral might be moving. To which Martin replies “It is very interesting Read more

Renovation of Timaru’s Sacred Heart Basilica underway Comments 0

Monday, March 11th, 2019
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Work began last Thursday on the renovation of the Sacred Heart Basilica in Timaru to protect it against future earthquakes. The project involves major improvements, maintenance and repairs. “We have a responsibility to fulfil the requirements to earthquake strengthen this building for public use and maintain the building as an impressive symbol of Christian Faith Read more