Wednesday, January 11, 2012

The Trinity Wesleyan Church, Dunedin

The Trinity Wesleyan Church
by an unknown photographer

The architect of this building was Robert Arthur Lawson, of Dunedin, the building contractor was Edward Willis U'Ren.
Otago Witness, Issue 927, 4 September 1869, Page 17

The Trinity Wesleyan Church, Dunedin, has for over thirty years been the headquarters of Methodism in Otago. The church stands at the corner of Stuart Street and Moray Place, and is an attractive and solid-looking building. It is built of blue stone, with white Oamaru stone facings, supported by strong buttresses, and adorned with ornamental windows and minarets. The basement below the church is used as the Sunday school, and for various classes. The church was opened for divine worship on the 10th of July, 1870, when the Rev. A. R. Fitchett, now Dean Fitchett, were the officiating ministers. The building and site represent a total cost of about £5,000. The church manse is situated in York Place. The Rev. A. R. Fitchett, the late Rev. J. Berry, Rev. W. Morley, Rev. J. J. Lewis are some of the ministers who have held the pastorate of Trinity Church.
The Cyclopedia of New Zealand [Otago & Southland Provincial Districts]

above - The Trinity Wesleyan Church
postcard by Muir and Moodie

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