Posts Tagged ‘St Mary of the Angels’

St Mary of the Angels receives an architectural award Comments 0

Monday, May 13th, 2019

The New Zealand Institute of Architects’ Wellington branch announced the winners of their local awards on Wednesday, 8 May at the Parliament Buildings. Twenty-five projects were commended that “have changed the face of Wellington city and other regional centres. Bulleyment Fortune Architects and Ian Bowman, architectural conservator were the winners of the Heritage Award for Read more

Thief steals lectionary and church candle Comments 0

Thursday, March 28th, 2019

It was almost a matter of bell book and candle after a thief stole the lectionary and the pascal candle from St Mary of the Angels in Wellington. First to disappear was the paschal candle. It had been used in a shrine halfway up the main aisle on the weekend of the mosque shootings in Read more

Wellington priest ‘mends fences’ with sex abuse survivors Comments 0

Monday, November 5th, 2018
sex abuse survivors

A Wellington parish priest changed tack on Sunday, joining his congregation in supporting sex abuse survivors, and tied a ribbon to the church fence. The move by the parish priest of St Mary of the Angels, Fr Kevin Conroy SM, came after helpful conversations with Liz Tonks, an advocate for survivors of sexual abuse, and Read more

St Mary of the Angels wins New Zealand’s Heritage and Restoration award Comments 0

Monday, May 21st, 2018
Heritage and Restoration

The seismic strengthening and upgrade of Wellington’s St Mary of the Angels Church won two awards at the New Zealand Master Builders Commercial Projects Awards. Entered in the Heritage and Restoration category, the St Mary’s project took out both Gold and Category Winner medals. The awards were announced on Friday, at Sky City, Auckland. With Read more

World premiere of documentary about strengthening of St Mary of Angels Comments 0

Thursday, December 7th, 2017
a test of faith

A Test of Faith had its world premiere at the Embassy Theatre in Wellington on Thursday. The feature-length documentary is about the seismic strengthening of St Mary of the Angels church in central Wellington. Parish priest Father Barry Scannell, who features in the film, says it “beautifully captures” the scale and challenges of the $9.5 million rebuild. Read more

Wellington organist wins prestigious international organ competition Comments 0

Monday, July 31st, 2017

Thomas Gaynor, at one time an organist at St Mary of the Angels Wellington, has been awarded both the first and the audience prizes in the 2017 St Albans International Organ Competition. He is only the second New Zealander to win the competition, after New Zealand-born organist Dame Gillian Weir in 1964. In 2009, as an Read more

Wellington priest gets award for outstanding contribution to the city Comments 0

Thursday, June 15th, 2017

Wellington Mayor, Justin Lester, recently presented St Mary of the Angels parish Priest, Fr Barry Scannell with an Absolutely Positively Wellingtonian Award. The city council’s Absolutely Positively Wellingtonian Awards acknowledge members of the community who have made outstanding contributions to the Capital and its people. The picture above shows mayor, Justin Lester,  Mr Keith Quinn, who received Read more

Alternative liturgies for Wellington city centre church Comments 2

Thursday, May 18th, 2017
city centre

A change in city centre ministry could be on the cards for Wellington’s St Mary of the Angels parish. The possible additions to the current outreach at the newly earthquake strengthened Church, are the result of an Alpha Leadership Course and meeting of Marist city centre ministers held recently in London. The changes are floated Read more

St Mary of the Angels – same but different Comments 0

Thursday, April 20th, 2017
st mary of the angels

The most notable aspect of the restored St Mary of the Angels church is that it looks the same as it always did. The church was reopened and blessed by Cardinal John Dew, the Archbishop of Wellington, last week. It had been closed for almost 4 years to undergo earthquake strengthening. At the completion of Read more

St Mary of the Angels work not the cause of traffic hell Comments 0

Tuesday, March 15th, 2016

Work to seismically strengthen St Mary of the Angels church in Wellington is not a contributing factor to traffic congestion in the area, a priest says. Four major construction projects are underway in Boulcott St, which has been labelled several hundred metres of motoring hell, with cars regularly bumper to bumper. The projects are a Read more