Posts Tagged ‘St Philomena’s Church’

New school hall rises in place of burned down church Comments 0

Monday, February 27th, 2017

St Philomena’s church which was burned down in 2014 has been replaced with a new school hall form St Pius X primary school. The new Philomena Hall was built over the last four months and can hold around 300 people. Principal Anna Wormald said the school was lucky to have the facility available, after three Read more

Church arson case dismissed Comments 0

Friday, November 6th, 2015

Judge Max Courtney has ruled there was insufficient evidence to prove Donna Joy Esma Mischeski was involved in a fire which destroyed St Philomena’s Church in New Plymouth on January 6, 2014. He also ruled there was not enough evidence to suggest the fire had been started deliberately in the first place. After the ruling, Read more

Church members support woman accused of setting fire to their church Comments 0

Tuesday, March 11th, 2014

Members of New Plymouth’s Catholic community have offered support to the woman alleged to have set fire to their church down on January 6. Last week, a group of about 10 mostly elderly people, several of whom were family members, supported Donna Joy Esma Mischeski in court where she pleaded not guilty to wilfully damaging Read more