Story: Diverse Christian churches

Trinity Congregational Church, Christchurch

Trinity Congregational Church, Christchurch

This is architect Benjamin Mountfort's drawing for the Gothic-revival Trinity Congregational Church in Christchurch, which opened in 1875. A smaller Congregational church had existed on the same site, on the corner of Worcester and Manchester streets, since 1864. In the early 2000s the building was used as a music venue and restaurant. Seriously damaged in the earthquake of 22 February 2011, the building was restored by 2018.

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Alexander Turnbull Library, Making New Zealand Centennial Collection (PAColl-3060)
Reference: MNZ-634-1/4-F
Drawing by Benjamin Woolfield Mountfort

Permission of the Alexander Turnbull Library, National Library of New Zealand, Te Puna Mātauranga o Aotearoa, must be obtained before any re-use of this image.

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Mark Derby, 'Diverse Christian churches - Baptists and Congregationalists', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, (accessed 13 August 2022)

Story by Mark Derby, published 5 May 2011, reviewed & revised 20 Apr 2018