Opening of the New Roman Catholic Church at Geraldine, N.Z. 1878.

The previous Catholic Church
 in Geraldine, South Canterbury, New Zealand

The Timaru Herald June 26 1878
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Names appearing in the article:
Mr M. de H. Duval, architect
Rev. Louis Fauvel, clergyman
Miss M. Morley, on the harmonium
Messrs Whittaker and Young, builders.

The Building Committee and the collectors
James Anderson
Kyran Brophy
James Gregan
John Kennedy
Andrew Lysaght
Alexander W. Macdonald
Jeremiah Connolly
Ed. O'Connor
James O'Malley

Opening of the New Roman Catholic Church at Geraldine.


St. Patrick Day in Geraldine
Geraldine's Churches
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Otago Witness, 10 October 1885, Page 23
Some time ago a quantity of valuable plate was abstracted from, the Roman Catholic Church, Geraldine, and despite all efforts of the police, no trace of it could be obtained. On Tuesday a man, while cutting flax near the township, came across two bundles, and on opening them found the stolen articles, which were identified by the priest.

The church is not a building, but a building is where the church meets.