Church of St. Peter – Anglican Church – Queenstown, New Zealand

Last week I visited St. Joseph’s Catholic Church and this week is the Anglican Church of St. Peter’s turn.  Don’t worry, I’m not converting, I’m still a devout atheist who just happens to like religious buildings 🙂

While St. Joseph’s is up on the hill, St. Peter’s is right in the town centre.  This is a slightly newer building than the Catholic church and was built in 1932, but there must have been an older church as the church was established in 1863..  The builder was William McLellan Ltd and the Archtect was H McDowell Smith (from the plaque on the building).

This church has two memorials to recognise those who gave their lives from the area in World War 1 and World War 2.

For more information about history and service times, please see the official website.

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World War 1 Memorial Plaque
World War 1 Memorial Plaque
World War 2 Memorial Window depicting the call of St Peter
World War 2 Memorial Window depicting the call of St Peter
World War 2 Memorial Plaque
World War 2 Memorial Plaque
This glass depicts the story of the Good Shepherd
This glass depicts the story of the Good Shepherd

 

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Carved eagle lectern, the work of a Chinese man named Ah Tong, given in 1874
Carved eagle lectern, the work of a Chinese man named Ah Tong, given in 1874
The seat cushions are all New Zealand native flower tapestries
The seat cushions are all New Zealand native flower tapestries

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