Dear Parishioners of our Diocese,
I am happy to invite you to the Episcopal Ordination of Bishop-Elect Paul Martin SM on Sat 3rd March 11.00am at Christchurch Boys’ High School Auditorium, 71 Straven Road. God bless. Fr Rick Loughnan (Diocesan Administrator)
The ordination for Bishop-elect Paul will take place on Saturday 3rd March, 11am
Following the ordination there will be a reception in the school gymnasium.
The venue is Christchurch Boy’s High School Auditorium
The venue capacity is large and holds 1400 people
Transport and Parking:
There will be no parking available in the grounds of Christchurch Boys’ High School. The best options are taxi/bus/drop off.
There will be a drop off area for the elderly or disabled.
Some parishes may be organising buses themselves, and the Diocese is making available a ‘park and ride’ options at three venues in the city. Spaces are limited. There will be buses travelling to the venue, leaving at 9.30am from:
- St Teresa’s, Puriri Street, Riccarton.
- Holy Trinity, 108 Jeffreys Rd, Bryndwr.
- St Mary’s Pro-Cathedral, 373 Manchester St
The buses will depart from Christchurch Boys’ High at 2.30pm. If you miss the return bus you will need to make your own return arrangements. To book a seat on one of these buses, please let your parish secretary know by Wednesday 21st February.
Public buses run past Christchurch Boys High and are a good option.
Video of the Ordination:
The ordination will be videoed – it will not be shown live-stream but will soon after the ordination be loaded online for viewing
There are a number of motels close to Christchurch Boy’s High School.
Below are some links. Please enquire direct to the motels as the Diocese is not arranging accommodation.
Ashleigh Court Motel: http://www.ashleighcourtmotel.co.nz/
The Towers on the Park: http://www.towersonthepark.co.nz/
Kauri Motel on Riccarton: http://www.kaurimotel.com/
Deans Bush Motel: http://www.deansbush.co.nz/
Riccarton Mall Motel: http://www.riccartonmallmotel.co.nz/
More information will be added here as plans unfold