Steadfast vigil at church

  Photo by: Jason Oxenham Published: stuff.co.nz – 13 February 2013 Heritage advocates and Ponsonby residents plan to continue protesting outside St Stephen’s Presbyterian Church this month as the congregation awaits a decision on the church’s future. Late last year parishioners learned the church is likely to close because of dwindling numbers and expensive earthquake-strengthening.. read more →

More than prayers needed to save church

  Written by: Jess Lee Photo by: Jess Lee Published: Auckland Now – 16 January 2013 It will take more than prayers to save the 130-year-old St Stephen’s Presbyterian Church in Ponsonby, a congregation member says. Herne Bay resident Wayne MacDonald is willing to put up a fight against the closure of the category two.. read more →

Historic church legally at risk

  Written by: Jess Lee Published: Auckland Now / Auckland City Harbour News It has stood for more than 130 years, but this may have been St Stephen’s Presbyterian Church’s last Christmas. Dwindling worshippers and expensive earthquake-strengthening costs may force the Ponsonby church to close its doors as the Presbyterian Church of Aotearoa NZ makes.. read more →