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The Restoration of St Patrick’s Church, Akaroa

The iconic St Patrick’s Church on Rue Lavaud, Akaroa, is to receive a major restoration. The 153 year-old category 1 Historic Church was built in 1864 by Irishman Patrick Joseph Cullen, funded by the Apostle of Canterbury, Fr Jean-Baptiste Chataigner sm, and has served the Catholic community all that time and is still doing so. […]

Fr Jean-Baptiste Chataigner sm – The ‘Apostle of Canterbury’

Cahtaigner won people over by gentleness and got his own way by tact, rather than by imperious commands.’

Editor at Large

Escape to historic Akaroa  Last year I was in Christchurch on 23 December visiting family when there was a swarm of earthquakes from 4.5 to 6.1 on the Richter scale. Apart from the solidarity I felt with the locals who been living with this stuff for two years, it was not what I wanted in […]