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St. Joseph’s Catholic Church – Queenstown, New Zealand

As I’m literally staying next to this church, I thought I’d pop in and visit.  St. Joseph’s Catholic Church on Melbourne Street in Queenstown was built in 1898 to replace an earlier one on Church Street.  I can only imagine the view from here on the hill down towards the lake, it would have been amazing in the early 1900s before all the larger buildings popped up.

This small church building was designed by Francis William Petre in the Gothic style, and is made of local schist.

Of interest (at least to me) were the paintings, of which I have photographed one below.  These are are actually onto the wall itself, some of these seem to have some water or condensation damage, but they look as old as likely the church is.

For hours of the services both here and at other locations, check the official website for the parish.  They have the dates and times listed for Christmas and Easter services.

They also do services for the Filipino community and in Portuguese once a month.

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About The Sock Mistress

Slight fixation with socks. At last count, I had enough pairs of socks to last 14 weeks without having repeat a pair. IT geek by profession. Disney nut. 3rd world loan shark (http://Kiva.org ). Finds humour in the inappropriate. Holiday planner extraordinaire. Mum to doglets. Crazy Dachshund lady.


5 thoughts on “St. Joseph’s Catholic Church – Queenstown, New Zealand

  1. Actually when you see some of the stuff you post on your blog it makes you realise that NZ is not just the small nation at the end of the universe and the only nation to have the guts to tell the Yanks to stick their Nuclear ship up their own canal but a little nation that punches well above their weight. And I am Aussie.

    Posted by suchled | December 16, 2014, 10:39 pm
    • I am proud to be a Kiwi! Its a beautiful country.

      Though I could not have been prouder to have Australia as a neighbour with the outpouring of support to the Muslim community in the last couple of days after the nutter in the cafe. Way to show the world compassion and understanding for others!

      Posted by The Sock Mistress | December 17, 2014, 6:44 am
  2. What a wonderful little church! Thanks for sharing. 🙂

    Posted by Life on a Dirt Road/BornForTravel.com | December 17, 2014, 4:15 am

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