On this page you’ll find the latest updates on happenings since we lost our church following the earthquakes and our further steps to rebuilding our church.
March 2020: The carpark is being repaired before the new building commences.
March 2020: Tenders are out! Work will commence soon.
February 2020: Resource Consent has been granted!
May 2019: The building team met with the architect for a very positive meeting. After 18 months of waiting, progress is now under way. There will be a parish meeting in the near future to accept the plans.
November 2018: We have been informed that our rebuild can now go ahead. Plans of the new church are on the wall of the St Francis Hall.
December 2017: The new building was put on hold.
June 2015: Alterations have been made to St Francis Hall. The Vicar has a new office at the back of the hall. There is new carpet, a complete repaint, a new kitchen, a lovely warm heat pump, an electronic organ, a sound system, and a data projector. We can fit more people into the hall now and other groups can rent the space too.
August 2013: Bishop Victoria attended a vestry meeting and suggested we obtain a portacom or similar temporary building.
May 2013: A request has been made to Standing Committee and has been referred by Bishop Victoria to CPT.
April 2013: The church site was been sown with grass and looks much improved.
August 2012: We had a brief look at possibility of relocating the existing Waikari church onto our site – there’s a possibility that it may not needed at Waikari. A lovely building but only just big enough for us. They seem unlikely to let it go.
Vestry resolved that a new church would be erected on site, or an existing church relocated. A subcommittee is being set up for the purpose.
June 2012: Plans are being prepared to grass-over the site of the church. Preparation work should begin soon, with grass seed to be sown as spring arrives.
April 2012: The diocesan synod this month is to discuss insurance issues. Very significant for rebuilding plans!
March 2012: Some Land adjacent to the church in Avonside Drive and Stanmore Rd declared ‘red’. This land won’t be rebuilt on. We are more visible from the roads.