Posts Tagged ‘Taranaki’

Quick action saves Taranaki church from ‘suspicious’ fire Comments 0

Thursday, July 30th, 2020
church fire

Quick action by bystanders and nearby fire crews limited the damage from a fire that broke out at a South Taranaki church on Thursday morning. The fire in a back porch of St Joseph’s Catholic Church, on Stanners St, Eltham, is being treated as suspicious. About 9 am, smoke was spotted coming out of the Read more

Fire extensively damages Taranaki Catholic church Comments 1

Monday, January 6th, 2014

A fire, yesterday, extensively damaged St Philomenia’s Catholic Church in New Plymouth. The fire has devastated the community, Parish chairman Collin Fromont said. Mr Fromont said he had not seen the inside of the building, but its roof had been destroyed. “It’s a great family parish we have at Philomena so it’s not just going to Read more

North Taranaki Catholics celebrate regional Mass with Bishop Comments 0

Tuesday, July 2nd, 2013

Catholics in North Taranaki gathered with their Bishop for a regional mass on Sunday. More than 1000 people attended the mass at the TSB stadium in New Plymouth. The Bishop of Palmerston North, Charles Drennan, whose Diocese  covers Taranaki as well as Manawatu, Hawke’s Bay and Northern Wairarapa said Sunday’s mass was the first of several regional masses to be held Read more

Catholic schools day celebrated in Taranaki Comments 0

Thursday, May 23rd, 2013

The sound of 700 hymn-singing school children rose from St Joseph’s Catholic Church in New Plymouth yesterday. The sweet sounds were a part of the celebrations of the national Catholic Schools Day, an event that happens every three years. St Joseph’s Catholic School student Asia-Rose Blowfield, 9, said it was nice to see so many Read more