Posts Tagged ‘Sacred Heart Basilica’

Bishop blesses big ticket building projects

Thursday, November 12th, 2020
building projects

Two building projects received special blessings on Sunday from the Catholic Diocese of Christchurch’s Bishop Paul Martin. The $6-million building projects both started last year. The re-opening of Timaru’s earthquake-strengthened Sacred Heart Basilica, included a mass, the confirmation of about 30 children and the presentation of four papal awards. Sacred Heart Basilica had been closed Read more

Timaru’s Sacred Heart Basilica strengthened and reopening

Monday, November 9th, 2020

Timaru’s Sacred Heart Basilica is reopening for its first service since closing for earthquake strengthening nearly two years ago. Holy Family Parish priest Father Chris Friel said he and the parishioners were looking forward to Sunday’s mass, the first in the historic building since February 2019. Friel, who was ordained in the ornate church in Read more

Wellington cathedral to receive $8.5 million funding

Monday, July 27th, 2020
$8.5 million funding

The Cathedral of the Sacred Heart in Wellington is to receive $8.5 million in Government funding from the “shovel ready” infrastructure fund. The cathedral in Hill St, Thorndon, has been closed since 2018, and the money will go towards restoring and earthquake strengthening the building. The $8.5 funding will create almost 300 construction jobs. The  Read more

Sacred Heart Cathedral gets grant from City Council

Thursday, June 4th, 2020

The Metropolitan Cathedral of the Sacred Heart and of Saint Mary His Mother in Hill Street, Thorndon, Wellington, popularly known as The Basilica has received a grant of $120,000 to assist in its $3.3 million strengthening project. The grant is a “one-off” ‘out of round’ contribution from the Wellington City Council’s Built Heritage Incentive Fund. Read more

Renovation of Timaru’s Sacred Heart Basilica underway

Monday, March 11th, 2019

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