St Mary of the Angels 2

Werner Padarin

Canberra, Australia

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St Mary of the Angels
Corner of Boulcott & Willis Sts, Wellington, capital of New Zealand.
The current building was opened in 1922, and is the third church built on this site, the previous church having been destroyed by fire on 28 May 1918. Plans for the church were prepared in 1919 by architect Frederick de Jersey Clere, who designed over 100 churches, mainly in the southern half of the North Island. The building was completed, blessed and opened in 1922 at a cost of £31,165. The design is traditional Gothic of French influence. It is innovative in that it is ‘the first occasion ferro-concrete was used for a church of Gothic design’. It is built of reinforced concrete and brick with a timber roof supported by concrete arches with steel tie rods (Information from Wikipedia and from the church’s website ).
Registered with the New Zealand Historic Places Trust as a Historic Place – Category I
The church emerged apparently undamaged from the 2013 earthquake, but has been closed since then awaiting seismic strengthening.

Nikon D300 with Nikon 12-24DX @ 12 mm
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Featured in Wide Angle and Fisheye Lens Photography (7 April 2010)
Featured in Old and New City Buildings (19 June 2010)
Featured in Heritage Listed and Other Trusts Sites World Wide (15 July 2010)
Featured in Christian Churches, Statues and Crosses (1 April 2011)
Featured in Your Country’s Best (4 February 2012)

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