11 April 2012

Auckland Churches


St Jude's Anglican Church
25 St Jude St
Avondale, Auckland
Photo taken 11 Apr 2012

Including the George Maxwell Memorial Cemetery, more information available here:- http://tinyurl.com/6u4nqj8, where can be found the history of the cemetery, full transcriptions of headstones, burial books & other interesting stuff.

mtalbertmethodistMt Albert Methodist Church
831 New North Rd
Mt Albert, Auckland
Photo taken 11 Apr 2012



Blockhouse Bay Baptist Church
504 Blockhouse Bay Rd
Blockhouse Bay, Auckland
Photo taken 11 Apr 2012


This stone is inlaid into the foundations of the church along with five others.


St Dominic's Catholic Church
32 Bolton St
Blockhouse Bay
Photo taken 11 Apr 2012


Seventh Day Adventist
Reform Movement
64 Portage Rd
New Lynn, Waitakere
Photo taken 11 Apr 2012

Waikato Churches


St James Church
Pahau St
Photo taken 7 Apr 2012


St John the Evangelist
Tararu Rd
Tararu, Thames
Photo taken 7 Apr 2012

St John's Church was built for Henry Lawlor, so that he could continue to take divine service in Tararu. Prior to this, for ten years he had conducted services in settlers' homes or even on the beach. The site was selected by Lawlor and Rev. Vicesimus Lush, vicar of Thames, in 1872 on land given by J.S. Graham.  It was not, however, until 1880 when Lawlor was 68 years old, that Lush finally opened the church. In 1952 Henry's grandson speculated that this was one of the first churches in New Zealand and was fascinated by the oil lamps from shipwrecks used to light the church. While monthly services continued for many years on the first Sunday of every month, this finished on 10th December 2006. http://tinyurl.com/79mxyvk
The church lay empty until recently when it was purchased by a family who intend to restore it. An excellent article on it’s history can be found here:- http://tinyurl.com/6v6toh9




St George's Anglican Church
600 Mackay St
Photo taken 7 Apr 2012

An article on the history of this church may be found on this website:- http://tinyurl.com/7nulypf

08 April 2012

More Waikato Churches


St Mary on the Hill Anglican Church
Avon Rd
Pokeno, Bombay
Photo taken 7 Apr 2012












Given by Mrs Harriet Johnston to the people of Pokeno, when she arrived from England in 1892 Pokeno was the gateway to Auckland from the Waikato. The church was erected on 4th Nov 1899, cost including the land £1000, & is built of wood & shingle. There are bells within the spire & it has lovely stained glass windows. Consecrated by Archbishop Cowie on 25 Mar 1900.


Te Tokotoru Tapu
Holy Trinity Anglican Church
Parawai Rd
Photo taken 7 Apr 2012

Designed & built entirely by Maori, opened 1886. This church replaces the old Hauraki Mission Station Church first built in 1837. You will find excellent information and old photographs on this website - http://tinyurl.com/6oey3ll


More information on the Rev Wiremu Turipona can be found here:- http://tinyurl.com/89oemuf