Posts Tagged ‘St Gerard’s Monastery’

Saint Gerard’s opens its doors for heritage week Comments 0

Thursday, November 7th, 2019

St Gerard’s Church and Monastery is at once a landmark, a childhood memory, and a workplace, housing up to 50 Catholic missionaries at a time. The buildings are hard to miss; the image is scored into road barriers and postcards around Wellington, and their bulk is plainly visible on the Roseneath hill overlooking Oriental Bay. Read more

St Gerard’s built on rock – can survive an eathquake Comments 0

Tuesday, August 25th, 2015

St Gerard’s Maintenance and Restoration Trust chairman Gordon Copeland says they are seeking a second opinion about the earthquake rating of the heritage listed St Gerard’s Monastery that looks down on Wellington Harbour. It hoped to receive the results soon, and that they will prove far less strengthening work, or even none, is needed. In the Read more

Trustees try to save St Gerard’s – it’s not so shakey Comments 0

Friday, August 14th, 2015

The trustees of St Gerard’s Monastery in Wellington think the earthquake-prone designation might be unfair, and are setting out to prove it. The monastery’s heritage status means demolition would be very hard to achieve. Chairman of the monastery trust and former MP Gordon Copeland said the monastery and an adjacent church were judged well below Read more

Wellington Catholic landmarks windfall comes with strings Comments 2

Friday, August 22nd, 2014

A Wellington developer was reportedly told by a priest that his whole congregation would be praying for him before he faced an Environment Court hearing. This probably had something to do with Mark Dunajtschik’s proposal to give $5 million each for the restorations of St Mary of the Angels and St Gerard’s Monastery. The offer Read more