Story: Wellington region

St John's Presbyterian Church (6th of 6)

St John's Presbyterian Church

St John’s Presbyterian Church in Willis Street was opened in 1885, with seating for 800 people. Like most other 19th-century Wellington churches, it was built of wood to reduce the risk of collapse during an earthquake. It was designed in the Gothic Revival style by Thomas Turnbull, who also designed the nearby St Peter’s Anglican Church and Wesley Methodist Church in Taranaki Street.

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Chris Maclean, 'Wellington region - Arts and culture', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, (accessed 22 September 2020)

Story by Chris Maclean, updated 1 Aug 2015