Story: Wairarapa region

Monument to modernism (2nd of 2)

Monument to modernism

St Matthew’s Church in Masterton replaced a church destroyed in the 1942 earthquake. Built in 1956, the church is a striking example of the modernist style. It has a separate 20-metre-high bell tower, housing a carillon with a range of two octaves.

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Ben Schrader, 'Wairarapa region - Society', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, (accessed 15 April 2024)

Story by Ben Schrader, updated 1 Mar 2017