On 5 December, a fire damaged St Stephen’s Church in Ponsonby. The nave was heavily impacted, and the building needs extensive repair. The church is a Heritage New Zealand Category 2 listed building made of kauri.
Church Minister Rev. Grant Ridout says, “Many people grieve the loss of the stunning heritage building we normally meet in. With the support of the wider community, we will restore it to something everyone can be proud of.”
A restoration account has been set up for the rebuild. The first task is to clear the roof of loose debris. Then safety work will be carried out, alongside the removal of damaged carpet and other damaged items, including pews, which will be stored and restored.
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St Stephens Ponsonby