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First Church - Invercargill | by Peter Sundstrom
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First Church - Invercargill

The present First Presbyterian Church was designed by architect J T Mair in the Italian Romanesque style. Containing over one million bricks, it was opened on 10 Feb 1915.

 

First Church stands as one of the premier examples of church architecture in New Zealand. The campanile (bell tower) rises 32 metres above the street and draws attention to the elaborate patterns of the brickwork which are a testament to the skill of the bricklayer Arthur Sefton.

 

Colourful stained glass windows are a significant feature of the interior of the church.

 

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Taken on June 1, 2007