The Green Door of St Paul's, Paihia, New Zealand. by Roy  Massicks

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The Green Door of St Paul's, Paihia, New Zealand. by 

St Paul’s Anglican church is built on the site of the first church to be built in New Zealand, it is situated on the beach front at Paihia, Bay of Islands.
The entire church is built of the local stone and is quite distinctive.
The first church built here was in 1823 and another more permanent building in 1825, The present and 5th was built in 1925.
This church is also a memorial to Henry Williams and his wife Marianne who arrived in NZ to start a mission station (1823) in the Bay of Islands, they were joined by Henry’s brother William in 1826.
The first Organ in New Zealand also arrived here in 1830.


church, new zealand, st pauls, bay of islands


  • VoluntaryRanger
    VoluntaryRangerabout 4 years ago

    Excellent work Roy,I like the angle,lovely depth.

  • Thanks Jamie. Shot at 7.45am and ended up shooting about 50 images of the church an beach.

    – Roy Massicks

  • artwhiz47
    artwhiz47about 4 years ago

    A brilliant assortment of colors! And well-placed shadows. Good one, Roy.

  • Thank you Sheila.

    – Roy Massicks

  • photogaryphy
    photogaryphyabout 4 years ago

    Superb shot Roy.

  • Must go back when no dew on the grass in church yard, it made grass look blue/green.

    – Roy Massicks

  • tom j deters
    tom j detersabout 4 years ago

    Love archways, doors & color – nailed them all, excellent!

  • Comment greatly appreciated Tom.

    – Roy Massicks

  • MicheleSS
    MicheleSSabout 4 years ago

    I love doors!! Great shot

  • Thank you so much.

    – Roy Massicks

  • Cat2be
    Cat2beabout 4 years ago

    Congrats on your challenge Top 10

  • Greatly appreciated Kimba.

    – Roy Massicks

  • Glenn Cecero
    Glenn Ceceroover 3 years ago

    Great image, the color and view – a fave!

  • Many thanks Glenn – this is a beautiful church inside and out. Thank you also for the favourite – much appreciate it.

    – Roy Massicks

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