Posts Tagged ‘New Church’

Dividing belief from unbelief … practising from non-practising, are insufficient

Thursday, March 7th, 2024
Belief and unbelief

What form of Christianity is coming? What will the Church look like in the new era? To begin to find an answer to that question, please join me at a recent gathering of parish delegates from the two adjacent Welsh dioceses of Cardiff and Menevia. It was in a parish hall in Miskin, outside the Read more

Internationally-acclaimed musicians in concert at new Kāpiti church

Monday, August 3rd, 2020

Two local musician, both internationally acclaimed in their own right, performed in concert to celebrate the opening of Our Lady of Kapiti Catholic Church in Kāpiti. Construction of the new church complex began January 2019, and Cardinal John Dew blessed the church and parish centre on Saturday, May 30. Organist Dr Kemp English and his Read more

Thriving Church community gets its church

Thursday, June 11th, 2020
flat bush

Foundations are about to be poured later this week for a new church and community centre in Chapel Road, Flat Bush in Auckland. Before the concrete is poured, a collection of personal religious items, contributed by members of the Catholic community of St Luke’s in Flat Bush, will be buried in the foundations. The items Read more

COVID-19 could end church as we know it; and I feel fine

Thursday, April 2nd, 2020

The coronavirus pandemic has quickly swept the globe, throwing just about every human institution into chaos. Faith communities are no exception. With gatherings restricted in size or prohibited altogether, many houses of worship are fighting to stay connected, rapidly weighing technological options to keep as many people as possible engaged. This involves a good deal Read more

CCCS dedicate new Jubilee Church

Monday, May 22nd, 2017
Jubilee church

The Congregational Christian Church of Samoa (CCCS) dedicated their new Jubilee church  (Fale Iupeli) at the headquarters Malua last Thursday. The dedication ceremony started with various church district presenting gifts in a traditional Ta’alolo and the Mafutaga Aoao a Tina – the Church Women’s Council presented  fine mats, siapo and a monetary gift of $2 million Read more

Some church groups hindering village life in Fiji

Thursday, February 16th, 2017

There is a need to limit and be very careful about allowing new religious groups to come into villages because they have different beliefs says Ministry of iTaukei Affairs permanent secretary He said that they are asking these religious groups to follow the proper channel and liaise with the village headmen. “New religious and church Read more

Solomon Island community celebrates opening of new church

Friday, February 12th, 2016

Entertainment and feasting marked the opening of a new church last weekend at Chapuru community, Visale. Chapuru is a village on the northwest coast of Guadalcanal, Solomon Islands. According to John Toki, Solomon Star’s Guadalcanal correspondent, close to a thousand people braved the heavy downpour on Saturday to witness the blessing of the new church. Read more

New Church in Kapiti is also a business venture

Friday, February 13th, 2015

The founder of a new church on the Kapiti Coast says the church is a business that has to create its own path. “It cannot rely on parishioners … times are difficult. The church has to look at other ways to ensure its financial viability – do not underestimate the Christian dollar,” says Kerupi Tavita. Read more

Vicariate moving from Kuwait to Bahrain, citing accessibility

Friday, August 24th, 2012

In an atmosphere of regional sectarian tensions, the headquarters of the Apostolic Vicar for Northern Arabia is being transferred from Kuwait to Bahrain, where the royal family has given land for the vicariate and a new church. The apostolic vicar, Bishop Camillo Ballin, said the move is being made because Bahrain is more central and Read more

Church in Ra raised money for School

Tuesday, September 27th, 2011

The establishment of a high school  at Navunibitu in the Saivou district of Ra moved a step closer to reality when the Catholic Church raised money ($83,600) last week in a fundraising drive. Organising committee chairman Iosefo Jone said the church had been working closely with the vanua of Saivou to build the first-ever high school in Read more