Author Archives: Father M

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A morning in the gardens

It was a lovely warm morning and so I went to the Re:start Mall, where the shops are built in temporary containers for breakfast And then to the Christchurch Museum to catch a sightseeing bus. While I waited for my

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A morning in the gardens

It was a lovely warm morning and so I went to the Re:start Mall, where the shops are built in temporary containers for breakfast And then to the Christchurch Museum to catch a sightseeing bus. While I waited for my

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Sunday Church

In my last post I wrote of St Peter’s in Queenstown, their beautiful church and their grand commercial development. Now back in Christchurch I couldn’t face its transitional cathedral again, despite coverting their altar cloth (below). I think it was

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Sunday Church

In my last post I wrote of St Peter’s in Queenstown, their beautiful church and their grand commercial development. Now back in Christchurch I couldn’t face its transitional cathedral again, despite coverting their altar cloth (below). I think it was

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Midweek church

This is my favourite church on the outside – St Peter’s in Queenstown. Alex Sexton was married here in November last, and the HTSH cope of Fr Geoffrey Sexton travelled across the ‘ditch’ to be worn by the Bishop of

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Midweek church

This is my favourite church on the outside – St Peter’s in Queenstown. Alex Sexton was married here in November last, and the HTSH cope of Fr Geoffrey Sexton travelled across the ‘ditch’ to be worn by the Bishop of

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The friendly way ….. Super-Shuttle

People are very friendly in New Zealand. Impressively so. They have shuttle buses from all their major airports called ‘Super-Shuttle’, and I have used it for all my connections to and from airports here. They put your bag in the

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The friendly way ….. Super-Shuttle

People are very friendly in New Zealand. Impressively so. They have shuttle buses from all their major airports called ‘Super-Shuttle’, and I have used it for all my connections to and from airports here. They put your bag in the

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Meet the Fokker

Its so 1965 to be flying in a Fokker Friendship. Yet this is a near brand-new plane (not actually made by Fokker) an ATR72. I couldn’t find a label to see who makes them but Air NZ are buying them

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Meet the Fokker

Its so 1965 to be flying in a Fokker Friendship. Yet this is a near brand-new plane (not actually made by Fokker) an ATR72. I couldn’t find a label to see who makes them but Air NZ are buying them

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Highways and byways

Church Lane, behind St Peter’s Church is one of the many lanes which comprise the town centre in Queenstown. Lots of interesting shops, bars, women’s clothing stores, bars, (bad) art galleries, bars and hotels with bars. I like the way

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Highways and byways

Church Lane, behind St Peter’s Church is one of the many lanes which comprise the town centre in Queenstown. Lots of interesting shops, bars, women’s clothing stores, bars, (bad) art galleries, bars and hotels with bars. I like the way

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Rivers and creeks

I have encountered a few rivers and creeks in my travels. Above is the Avon River which runs through Christchurch. It is very clean and about the size of Cambridge’s Cam, hence the punting which you can see in this

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Rivers and creeks

I have encountered a few rivers and creeks in my travels. Above is the Avon River which runs through Christchurch. It is very clean and about the size of Cambridge’s Cam, hence the punting which you can see in this

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Sweet suites

That’s my balcony, with the red chair. Quite a pleasant apartment suite, just up coronary hill (below) from the town centre – a nice walk down, but an incline on the return. Apart from the town centre on the bay,

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Sweet suites

That’s my balcony, with the red chair. Quite a pleasant apartment suite, just up coronary hill (below) from the town centre – a nice walk down, but an incline on the return. Apart from the town centre on the bay,

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Going gondola

Of course I arrived before anyone in Queenstown was prepared for me, so I took advantage of the quiet morning to take a gondola ride up a nearby peak to see the town, literally, from above. It was a spooky

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Going gondola

Of course I arrived before anyone in Queenstown was prepared for me, so I took advantage of the quiet morning to take a gondola ride up a nearby peak to see the town, literally, from above. It was a spooky

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Lord of the Rings and things

Off on an adventure to Queenstown on Air New Zealand. They are a bit obsessed with the whole Lord of the Rings and whatever the latest trilogy is called (Buffy, Freddo??) even their safety drill video is acted out by

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Lord of the Rings and things

Off on an adventure to Queenstown on Air New Zealand. They are a bit obsessed with the whole Lord of the Rings and whatever the latest trilogy is called (Buffy, Freddo??) even their safety drill video is acted out by