Posts Tagged ‘St Benedicts’

Worksafe man with Catholic school link knows new law fears

Friday, April 8th, 2016

A Worksafe manager who is also on the board of trustees at a Wellington Catholic school says he understands concerns about a new health and safety law. Worksafe communications general manager John Tulloch said the new legislation reflected modern workplace conditions, the Southland Times reported. Mr Tulloch is on the board of trustees at St Read more

Aussie bishop acquitted on sex abuse charges

Friday, February 19th, 2016

An Australian bishop has been acquitted of historic sexual abuse charges after a trial in Perth. Bishop Max Davis, who stood down as head of Australia’s military ordinariate, was found not guilty on six charges of indecent dealings with male children and youth between 1969 and 1972. In this time, he was dormitory master at Read more

Auckland landmark St Ben’s has shaky future if bill passes unchanged

Tuesday, August 12th, 2014

St Benedict’s parish in Newton faces a bill of up to $8 million to bring their Auckland landmark church up to proposed earthquake strengthening standards. That’s after already spending about $2million ten years ago to restore the structure that was built in 1888. That restoration brought the church up to 33 per cent of the Read more

Catholic buildings in Auckland get heritage status

Friday, October 4th, 2013

The historic importance of two Auckland Catholic buildings has been recognised. The NZ Historic Places Trust recently registered Bishop’s House in Ponsonby, and St Benedict’s Church and presbytery, as Category 1 historic places, identifying them as places of outstanding heritage significance. Continue reading Related Posts:Fire rips through Christchurch heritage mansion Antonio HallViable future for most churches Read more

St Benedict’s in Newton goes all out with Auckland’s largest Christmas display

Friday, December 7th, 2012

St Benedict’s in Newton, Auckland, has what it believes to be the city’s largest religious Christmas display. It was blessed by Bishop Pat Dunn on Sunday 2nd December.  The display features two well-known scenes: wise men on their journey from the East bearing gifts, and the nativity scene. The ceramic one metre tall figurines were Read more