Posts Tagged ‘St Mary of the Angels’

Alternative liturgies for Wellington city centre church

Thursday, May 18th, 2017
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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

Thursday, April 20th, 2017
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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

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

St Mary of the Angels rebuild: City Council provides $400,000

Friday, November 20th, 2015

The Wellington City Council has agreed to provide $400,000 to help St Mary of the Angels church with its earthquake strengthening. Council staff had recommended giving the church $200,000 to help with its $9.3 million earthquake strengthening project. But city councillors increased their contribution to $400,000 on Thursday, and signalled as much as $500,000 be given Read more

St Mary of the Angels gets a mention in Wall St Journal

Tuesday, July 21st, 2015

Wellington’s St Mary of the Angels church has got a mention in the Wall St Journal. “Adjacent to the Majestic Centre, St. Mary of the Angels Church has been closed since 2013 because of safety concerns.” “A planned NZ$3 million earthquake strengthening project includes 50 new rock anchors—cables drilled into the ground to anchor the Read more

Exiled inner-city parish celebrates its diversity

Tuesday, June 30th, 2015
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The diversity of Wellington city and mid-winter were celebrated by St Mary of the Angels parish in Wellington on Saturday. Well over a thousand people attended the event called “Festival of the Stars – Ave Maris Stella,” held at St Patrick’s College, Wellington. Sponsored by St Mary of the Angels, the singing, music, dance and food Read more

Video: Earthquake strengthening of St Mary of the Angels

Tuesday, May 12th, 2015

Generous donors helped raised the $3.1 million required to begin the earthquake strengthening of St Mary of the Angels in March. Another $6.2m is needed by 2027

A midwinter festival to raise money for St Mary of the Angels

Friday, May 1st, 2015

A multicultural celebration of midwinter is being planned as a fundraising event to contribute to, and draw attention to, the costs of the seismic strengthening of St Mary of the Angels. The theme will be the stars of midwinter: Ave Maris Stella – Matariki. Matariki is the Māori name for the seven-star constellation that rises Read more

St Mary of the Angels church gets final blessing

Thursday, March 19th, 2015

Hundreds of Wellingtonians turned out for a final service and blessing of St Mary of the Angels church before it closes for $3.1 million of earthquake strengthening work. Among those present were church patron and former prime minister Jim Bolger, Cardinal John Dew, parishioners and construction workers who will be involved in the project to Read more

St Mary of the Angels- final liturgy and blessing

Tuesday, March 17th, 2015

St Mary of the Angels is to be reopened for a final liturgy and blessing before it closes for at least two years as work begins to preserve this important heritage building. Parish Priest Father Barry Scannell said: “At 2pm on Tuesday 17 March we will hold a short liturgy and blessing for our church Read more