Posts Tagged ‘Ward’

Ward church decommissioned ahead of demolition

Tuesday, August 5th, 2014

Marlborough’s Catholics marked the end of an era on Sunday when the earthquake-damaged Ward church was formally decommissioned ahead of demolition. After singing, a reading, and a prayer at the site, the congregation took the church’s altar and sign and processed to St Peter’s Anglican church nearby, where the sign would be installed and the Read more

Archbishop to rule on Ward’s church

Tuesday, June 24th, 2014

The Archbishop of Wellington will decide if the condemned St Peter Chanel Catholic Church in Ward is completely demolished or partially salvaged. The decision is expected next month ahead of the first anniversary of the Grassmere earthquake. The small red-brick church, built in 1923, was damaged in the 6.6 earthquake which caused cracks in its Read more

Catholic Church in Ward “probably a write-off”

Friday, August 23rd, 2013

Gwenda Costello, who with her husband Terry, have a farm near Seddon has told NZ Catholic that she thought the Catholic Church at Ward — south of Seddon — was probably a write-off. The initial earthquake was a vicious, violent one, she said. Even though the statues and other items were tied down, “the statue Read more