Keep them local please

LETTER

It was a surprise and disappointment to see the excellent photographs of Gisborne and East Coast Churches, which featured on the Worship Services pages on Saturdays, have been dropped.

It was always interesting to see which Church, in our area, was featured for the month — especially the attractive East Coast, rural and Gisborne Churches which are not always seen.

If you feel an unnecessary change is required, why not feature interesting New Zealand Churches, for example the cardboard Cathedral in Christchurch, rather than a Church in a foreign country?

Barbara Barwick

Footnote from Ed:

Thank you for your feedback Barbara. The cardboard cathedral is one of the few New Zealand churches we have access to an image of through our news photo sharing service, while an international image archive we use has many images of churches globally that we can use without copyright issues.

We did feel it was time for a change, and an opportunity to showcase on this page each Saturday some churches and cathedrals from around the world.

We also invite people to send in more pictures of churches and church activities from throughout the region that could be used in future to: photos@gisborneherald.co.nz (With a subject line “For Worship Services page”.)

It was a surprise and disappointment to see the excellent photographs of Gisborne and East Coast Churches, which featured on the Worship Services pages on Saturdays, have been dropped.

It was always interesting to see which Church, in our area, was featured for the month — especially the attractive East Coast, rural and Gisborne Churches which are not always seen.

If you feel an unnecessary change is required, why not feature interesting New Zealand Churches, for example the cardboard Cathedral in Christchurch, rather than a Church in a foreign country?

Barbara Barwick

Footnote from Ed:

Thank you for your feedback Barbara. The cardboard cathedral is one of the few New Zealand churches we have access to an image of through our news photo sharing service, while an international image archive we use has many images of churches globally that we can use without copyright issues.

We did feel it was time for a change, and an opportunity to showcase on this page each Saturday some churches and cathedrals from around the world.

We also invite people to send in more pictures of churches and church activities from throughout the region that could be used in future to: photos@gisborneherald.co.nz (With a subject line “For Worship Services page”.)

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