Time of Thanksgiving and Farewell held prior to Sumner Church Demolition

4 September 2011

A time of thSumner_Church_Sept_2011.JPGanksgiving and farewell was held outside the Star of the Sea Church in Sumner.

The service held on a beautiful spring afternoon on Sunday 4th September attracted a large crowd to remember the 98 years of the Church.

Prayers were shared and readings and reflections were presented by a variety of parishioners, including students from the Star of the Sea primary school.

The Parish Priest, Father Denis Nolan spoke of hope for the future and Bishop Barry gave the final blessing.

View photos below of the liturgy.

See other post earthquake photos of the Sumner Church by clicking here.