10/10/15

good news for st mary's

I mentioned a while back that this great church is not earthquake-proof and will be closing. According to the paper, it will not be demolished but it will take a long time to make the cathedral itself usable again. Until then, the other buildings will still be used. Click here for more photos of the cathedral. Click here for its history.


Soldier's Grave 1861

Hannah Maria 1860

Memorial Rock Garden
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maori-christian-banners-st-mary-nz




18 comments:

Rhonda Albom said...

What's beautiful church. I am glad to read they are not demolishing it.

Yamini MacLean said...

Hari OM
..phewww! ... That is SOOO worth preserving. YAM xx

Marie C said...

It's such a beautiful chapel. Enjoyed the photos of it and the graves. Too bad it is closing for a long time.

Linda W. said...

Sad that such a nice church is no longer safe in an earthquake. Hope they can do something to bolster it.

mamasmercantile said...

Such a beautiful church, shame that it is not in use but at least it is not going to be demolished.

pattisjarrett said...

It's so beautiful. Love the stone.

♥ Łucja-Maria ♥ said...

Hello
Magnificent church, interesting architecture.
Great photos.
Have a good and joyous Sunday.
Greetings.
Lucia

** Podróżniczka .**** said...

Wonderful photos.
Yours:)*

** Podróżniczka .**** said...

Beautiful photografes.
Yours:)*

b.."E"..th said...

gorgeous inside & gardens. i am curious what the bloom is there by the solider's grave? ( :

Tom said...

What a shame if the building was ever damaged.

John said...

Nice series

Amy at love made my home said...

It is a shame that the church cannot be used safely, but it is good to know that it will remain. I hope that the work can be done to make it safe for use in the future. Thank you for joining Five On Friday. I hope that you had a great weekend and will have a good week to come! xx

Yogi♪♪♪ said...

Beautiful building, I'm glad they are not going to tear it down.

Wen Sylvestre said...

What a magnificent place this is! I really hope the cathedral can be renovated and used again in the future. Such a beautiful building. Awesome photos! Thank you for your sweet visit to my blog :)

doodles n daydreams said...

I'm glad to hear it won't be demolished - too many have to be these days. it looks beautiful.

Diana

Bill Nicholls said...

Beautiful church, glad it will not be demolished, it has history & presence about it

Pierced Wonderings said...

What a gorgeous place! I am drawn to churches and cemeteries. There is something about them.

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