Auckland Churches

Auckland may not be able to rival most of the world in terms of the age of it’s churches (the oldest date from the 1850s) but it certainly has varied and attractive examples. One of the most picturesque, both in design and location, is St Stephen’s Chapel, dating from 1857. It’s a tiny building, with expansive views out across Ports of Auckland and the Hauraki Gulf.img_1699 img_1696 img_1695 dsc03708 img_1691

Close by is the impressive Cathedral of the Holy Trinity in Parnell, which was recently expanded at the back with a chapel perfectly suited to events.dsc03699 dsc03693 dsc03590 dsc03569 dsc03580 dsc03597 dsc03601 dsc03599 dsc03600

This new chapel extension also connects the building finally with it’s neighbour, the beautiful Old St Paul’s, which was relocated from it’s original site across the road. One advantage of a wooden church!dsc03713 dsc03703-old-st-pauls-church dsc03610 dsc03705

There are a number of significant churches in the CBD, including another St Paul’s Church, on Symonds Steet, the obviously expanded St Andrews Presbyterian Church by the University of Auckland, and the central St Patrick’s Cathedral, dwarfed by surrounding buildings and the Skytower.dsc03621 dsc03618 dsc02453-st-andrew-church img_5504 dsc04933

The start of Remuera Road in Newmarket is home to three churches in the space of about 200m, the Anglican St. Mark’s, Catholic St Michaels, and Presbyterian St Lukes.dsc00988 dsc01002 dsc00997 dsc01013 dsc01015-st-lukes

For a less traditional design the colourful St Josephs in Grey Lynn is a wonderful community space.dsc03555 dsc03534 dsc03544 dsc03554 dsc03541 dsc03539

All Saints Church in Ponsonby is beautifully designed and proportioned.dsc03505 dsc03517 dsc03515 dsc03513 dsc03500 dsc03520

If you’re interested in more check out New Zealand Churches, and there were some pretty spectacular churches in Georgia.

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