Posts Tagged ‘Wellington’

Exiled inner-city parish celebrates its diversity Comments 0

Tuesday, June 30th, 2015
St Mary of the Angels Wellington Ave Maris Stella

The diversity of Wellington city and mid-winter were celebrated by St Mary of the Angels parish in Wellington on Saturday. Well over a thousand people attended the event called “Festival of the Stars – Ave Maris Stella,” held at St Patrick’s College, Wellington. Sponsored by St Mary of the Angels, the singing, music, dance and food Read more

Wgtn Anglican bishop will base his income on living wage Comments 1

Friday, February 27th, 2015

Wellington’s Anglican Bishop Justin Duckworth has pledged that he will base his own income on a newly calculated living wage of $19.25 an hour. But this is complicated as he lives in church-provided accommodation, the New Zealand Herald reported. The new living wage level, calculated by the Anglican Family Centre, increased from $18.80 an hour Read more

First count of those sleeping rough on Wellington’s streets Comments 0

Tuesday, August 12th, 2014

Wellington’s first ever count of those sleeping rough on the streets found 15 people fitting this description in the city and suburbs on the morning of August 8 Rough sleepers were counted on every downtown city block and in known locations for such people in suburban areas. Fifty volunteers helped in the count between 4am and Read more

Oceania Catholics’ strong community Comments 0

Tuesday, June 3rd, 2014

Last month Wellington hosted the four-yearly plenary assembly of the bishops of the Federation of Catholic Bishops of Oceania (FCBCO). But it would be no surprise if anyone attending the opening Mass thought they had been carried off to the Pacific Islands, with the vibrant contribution of the Samoan and Tokelauan communities. It was one Read more

Initiative launched to help Wellington’s homeless women Comments 0

Tuesday, October 8th, 2013

A new facility to provide transitional housing for single women in Wellington has opened its doors. Wellington Women’s Homeless Trust (WHWT) spokesperson Frances Broatch (pictured above left) said the housing unit opened in July and had been busy ever since. The Trust’s accommodation unit can take up to five women at any one time. The Read more

Wellington’s new Dean tells his saga of sin and redemption Comments 0

Friday, July 5th, 2013

At the height of his spending addiction, Wellington’s new Anglican dean Digby Wilkinson was “in a black hole” and didn’t know if he would ever get out. In 2003, the pastor was 37 years old and addicted to spending, going as far as committing insurance fraud and stealing from members of his church to fuel Read more

Bishop Duckworth leads the Anglican charge Comments 0

Tuesday, June 25th, 2013

He’s been shackled to his children on an anti-slavery march, mistaken for a pimp in seedy Cuba St, and founded a modern monastery. Nikki Macdonald talks to Bishop Justin Duckworth about his colourful past and his greatest challenge yet – revitalising the Anglican Church. By the glow of a candle stub cradled inside a coconut Read more

Archbishop submits himself to police vetting process Comments 0

Friday, May 10th, 2013
Archbishop John Dew working with youth

Archbishop of Wellington, the Most Reverend John Dew is requiring priests, parish volunteers and employees who work in schools to undergo police vetting. He will also go through the process himself. Archbishop Dew, Tuesday, wrote to all priests and deacons in the Archdiocese saying that following recent incidents throughout the country, the Education Review Office requires police Read more

Archdiocese set to merge parishes Comments 0

Tuesday, May 7th, 2013

Catholics in the Archdiocese of Wellington diocese were asked, Sunday, to consider merging some parishes. The church held a hui in Porirua on Sunday and plans another in the South Island next weekend to discuss issues such as it having fewer clergy, less money and earthquake-prone buildings that need repair. Archbishop John Dew says some Read more

Wellington Catholics up-beat about Pope Francis election Comments 1

Thursday, March 14th, 2013

Wellington Catholics say the surprise selection of Jorge Mario Bergoglio from Argentina as new pope is a sign of new ideas being brought into the troubled church establishment. The news was broken to Wellington’s Catholics during morning mass at Sacred Heart Cathedral. A messenger entered the chapel and handed a piece of paper with Cardinal Read more