Posts Tagged ‘Wellington Earthquake’

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

9.3 million needed to strengthen St Mary of the Angels

Tuesday, March 11th, 2014

Strengthening St Mary of the Angels church in central Wellington, New Zealand is going to cost about $9.35 million. The parish priest of St Mary of the Angels, Fr Barry  Scannell said that at present it met between 15 and 20 per cent of the new building standard and would need significant work on its Read more

Turn Wellington’s St Gerard’s into apartments or hotel

Friday, August 2nd, 2013

St Gerard’s Monastery, on a hill overlooking Oriental Parade, is unquestionably one of Wellington’s landmark buildings. It is also an earthquake risk. Rex Nicholls, a Wellington property developer and husband of a former Mayor has, by way of a letter to the editor, offered the church some free advice on how to fund the earthquake strengthening Read more

St Mary of the Angels closed for 18 Months

Sunday, July 28th, 2013

The iconic central-city Wellington Church, St Mary of the Angels Church is closed for up to 18 months. The closure is as a result of a series of recent Wellington earthquakes, the largest registering a magnitude of 6.5 on the Richter Scale. “The safety of our parishioners and Church users is paramount, and therefore we Read more

Earthquake stops Mass at St Mary of the Angels

Tuesday, July 23rd, 2013

On Sunday Wellington’s earthquake brought the 5pm Sunday Mass in St Mary of the Angels to a premature halt. After the 6.5 quake hit at 5.09pm, the biggest of a swarm of more than 230 that have struck the upper South Island and lower and central North Island since Friday, the celebrant Fr Tom O’Connor Read more