Posts Tagged ‘St Mary’s Parish Blenheim’

Larry Pigou: farming identity, pragmatic visionary RIP

Tuesday, May 17th, 2016

Long-serving Marlborough councillor and farming identity Larry Pigou was a pragmatic visionary who lived by the motto “it was better to ask for forgiveness later, than ask for permission first,” his family say. Apart from three years as a boarder at St Patricks College, Silverstream in Wellington, Mr Pigou spent all his life committed to his family, the sheep and 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

Glorious harmony at home

Tuesday, July 10th, 2012

Nicola Gray sits in her cosy kitchen, warmed by a large Sweetheart stove smouldering as the winter sun trickles through pink stained glass windows, creating patterns on the wooden walls and cupboards. Meat defrosts slowly on the bench for the evening meal that Nicola will prepare for husband Randal and children Samalah, 23 and Daniel, Read more