Posts Tagged ‘old churches’

Oldest church on the West Coast faces closure

Friday, July 10th, 2015

West Coasters are being encouraged to attend Mass in Ross on 9 August so as to save 149 year old St Patrick’s church from closure. St Patrick’s is the only church left in the town. The church was built in 1866, within a year of the discovery of gold at Ross. It is a category Read more

Creative thinking needed to save old churches

Friday, June 5th, 2015

Selling old churches has become the new norm, real estate agents say. Churches around the country are shutting their doors as congregations and funds dwindle, and ageing buildings need seismic strengthening. More and more old churches are being converted into cafes, craft shops, offices and homes. Heritage New Zealand said of nearly 200,000 non-residential buildings, Read more