Posts Tagged ‘Teschemakers’

Teschemakers Chapel…the story continues Comments 0

Friday, October 4th, 2013

Susie Scott, whose family has an association with the Teschemakers Catholic girls’ boarding school going back to its establishment in 1911, has now had a High Court decision which confirms the altar cannot be removed from the  College chapel without a resource consent. The dispute dates from August, 2010 when contractors Naylor Love arrived to remove Read more

Further hearing on Teschemakers chapel dispute Comments 0

Tuesday, October 30th, 2012

The saga over the ornate Italian marble altar in the chapel at the former Teschemakers Catholic girls’ boarding school south of Oamaru is to be considered by the High Court. The chapel, built in 1916, is on land donated by Ms Scott’s grandfather, Peter McCarthy, in 1911 and 1918 for the boarding school. He also Read more

Teschemakers altar case appealed to High Court Comments 0

Tuesday, November 15th, 2011

The future of the elaborate Italian marble altar in Teschemakers Chapel is now heading to the High Court.

Father Mark Chamberlain, of Dunedin North Holy Name parish, late last week lodged an appeal with the High Court against a decision by the Environment Court ruling the altar was “part and parcel of the chapel” and could not be removed without resource consent from the Waitaki District Council.

Fr Chamberlain confirmed to the Otago Daily Times yesterday the High Court appeal on points of law had been lodged, which “absolutely shocked” Oamaru woman Susie Scott who had opposed its removal.

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Teschemakers altar must stay put Comments 0

Friday, October 21st, 2011

A decision released this week by the Environment Court has determined the Italian marble altar ” to be part and parcel of the chapel”at the former Teschemakers Catholic girls’ boarding school near Oamaru. and it cannot be removed without resource consent.

The issue arose last year when it was revealed the altar was to be dismantled and moved to Holy Name Church in Dunedin after it was given to the parish by the Dominican Sisters, who owned the Teschemakers chapel contents.

While those who supported the Teschemakers altar’s retention in the chapel were delighted with the court’s ruling, Fr Chamberlain was disappointed with the decision.

He could not say whether he would lodge an appeal or apply for resource consent.

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Row over Teschemakers chapel altar Comments 0

Friday, August 26th, 2011

An unholy row is playing out in the Environment Court in Oamaru over the fate of the Teschemakers chapel altar, with a Catholic priest stating its current use is sacrilegious.

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