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Holy Trinity Anglican Church (Port Chalmers)

Collection | Ref # ARC-0354 | Held by Hocken Collections - Uare Taoka o Hakena


Holy Trinity Anglican Church (Port Chalmers)


Regular Anglican services in Port Chalmers began in 1870 and the foundation stone of Holy Trinity Church was laid on 7 June 1871. A resident vicar was appointed in 1873 and by 1885 a church hall and substantial vicarage had been built. read more …

Dates covered:

1870 - 2006
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It's extremely likely that the 'Crucifixion' stained glass window in Holy Trinity, Port Chalmers, was created by the North Melbourne stained glass firm 'Ferguson & Urie' as this was the only firm in Melbourne in the 1870's capable of the particular work at the time. The lower portion descripbed as being the pelican no longer exists and the window was relocated to the nave circa 1946. I would be interested to know if there is any correspondence c.1874-75 about the window in the collections.

Otago Daily Times , Issue 4102, 12 April 1875, Page 4

“A very beautifully-executed stained glass window has been placed in the Holy Trinity Church, Port Chalmers, and is, we believe the first introduced into any church of the diocese. It was presented to the church by the late Mr Elmer, of Port Chalmers, and was prepared in Melbourne. It is a choice work of art, and is illuminated with a central figure of the Crucifixion, surmounted by the Agnus Dei, with a lower staining of a pelican feeding its young, according to the once vulgarly-received idea, and which has been introduced as typical of Christ’s sacrifice. The illumination forms the central division of the chancel window, and adds greatly to the general effect of the interior of the church.”

Ray Brown · Posted 13 March 2013

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