Posts Tagged ‘Newtown’

Catholic church centre of grieving for Sandy Hook massacre

Tuesday, December 18th, 2012

St Rose of Lima Catholic Church in Newtown, Connecticut, became the centre of grieving for the six adults and 20 children — some of whom were preparing for their first Communion — killed by a lone gunman at the local school on December 14. The pastor, Monsignor Bob Weiss, was on the scene of the Read more

New Stations of the Cross represent Newtown’s Cultural Diversity

Friday, April 20th, 2012

New Stations of the Cross  to reflect the parishes’ multicultural community have been installed in the recently renovated church of  St Anne’s parish in the suburb of Newtown, Wellington The Stations of the Cross represent 14 different communities: Māori, Samoan, Rwandan, Goan, Croatian, Cook Island, Irish, Scottish, Filipino, Hungarian, Tokelauan, Polish, Kerala and Tongan. Each Read more

Historic Newtown church closing

Tuesday, November 22nd, 2011

A landmark Newtown church deemed to be an earthquake risk will shut its doors due to dwindling worshippers and rising insurance premiums.

The original St James Presbyterian Church was built in 1882 and replaced with the current wooden building on Adelaide Rd in the early 1900s opposite Wellington Hospital.

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