Support & Media Coverage

Saints in Coffee Jars

Here we celebrate the generous patrons whose financial contributions made ‘Saints in Coffee Jars’ possible.

We are grateful to a number of private donors who wished to support the exhibition and website. In addition, we gratefully received two grants:

The Catholic Enquiry Centre is an agency of the New Zealand Catholic Bishops’ Conference. Their primary mission is to evangelise and support individuals as they journey towards faith.

National Services Te Paerangi provides practical and strategic support to institutions caring for taonga. Their Helping Hands Grant assists museums, galleries, or iwi, hapū, and whānau groups to purchase materials, services and information.

Media coverage

In 2021, Oli Lewis wrote an article for The Spinoff which facilitated initial contact between the Diocesan Archives and the University of Canterbury History Department. Oli kindly gave us permission to use his article title, as the exhibition title :

Dr Chris Jones FSA, co-curator of Saints in Coffee Jars, was interviewed by Emile Donovan of Radio New Zealand :

The Catholic Enquiry Centre posted a blog and video about the exhibition in Feb 2024

John Pearson from The Press , interviewed Dr Chris Jones and Triona Doocey, Diocesan Archivist, about the exhibition :