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. As with 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. He 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, http://www.TeAra.govt.nz/en/photograph/13392/st-johns-presbyterian-church (accessed 15 November 2019)

Story by Chris Maclean, updated 1 Aug 2015