Wednesday, April 24, 2013

All Saints Anglican Church, Dunedin

The ceremony of laying the corner stone of the North Dunedin Episcopal Church was performed by the Bishop of Christchurch, on Saturday afternoon. The building which is from a design by Messrs Mason and Clayton, architects, Dunedin, is of Early English style, and is intended to be erected in coloured material; that is to say the walls will be of red pressed bricks, relieved with bands of black and white glazed bricks, and the arches above all the openings will be turned in black and white bricks alternately throughout the entire design, both inside and outside the building.

Otago Daily Times 13 February 1865

On the last full day of my stay in Dunedin earlier this month, I decided to take a walk to the northern part of the city. Spotting a wonderfully decorated brick building across on the other side of a sports ground at Cumberland Street, I knew I had to check it out.

All Saints was first built in 1865, and at the moment is Dunedin's oldest surviving Anglican church building. Their website with more history is here.

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