Posts Tagged ‘St Mary’s Blenheim’

Vandals desecrate statue of Mary

Tuesday, June 11th, 2013

A statue of the Virgin Mary has been smashed in an act of vandalism. Church staff noticed the shattered shell in its grotto behind the church building in Maxwell Rd yesterday after the Queen’s Birthday Weekend. Continue Reading and more   Related Posts:Crane knocks head and torso off St. Paul statueVatican marks 70 years since Read more

Worshippers return to St Mary’s Blenheim

Friday, October 19th, 2012

Parishioners in St Mary’s Blenheim will be going to Mass in their own church again on Sunday. The church has been shut since May after it was initially assessed as being about 8 per cent of the building code and at risk of collapse in a significant earthquake. The steeple was an area of concern, Read more

St Mary’s Blenheim ‘making do’ in face of quake risks

Wednesday, August 1st, 2012

The recent closing of a number of churches due to possible earthquake risk, has affected parishioners all over the archdiocese. St Mary’s Blenheim was no exception. Parishioners felt sadness and disbelief at the decision to close the church for an indeterminate period while inspections were carried out and, if necessary, remedial work completed. Continue reading Read more

Rosa Oliver 91, Human Rights Campaigner – RIP

Tuesday, May 22nd, 2012

Human rights campaigner and pacifist Rosa Oliver, 91, died in Blenheim last Wednesday. Miss Oliver was active in the anti-nuclear movement, advocated for homosexual rights and protested against the Waihopai spy base in the Waihopai Valley, Mr Wood said. She corresponded with people in prison, including two men on death row in the United States, Read more

St Mary of the Angels stays, St Mary’s Blenheim goes

Tuesday, May 1st, 2012

It has been decided that the continued use of St Mary of the Angels in Wellington is defensible, subject to appropriate signage and information to Church users and continued development of a credible strengthening strategy. But it is not such good news for the people in Blenheim. Parish priest Father Bill Warwick has informed them Read more