Chapel of St John the Evangelist, Auckland

The Collegiate Chapel of St John the Evangelist belongs to St John's College in the Auckland, New Zealand suburb of Meadowbank. Built from March 1847 and consecrated by Bishop Selwyn later that year, it was registered on 23 June 1983 by the New Zealand Historic Places Trust (now Heritage New Zealand) as a Category I historic place with registration number 13.[1] It is the oldest surviving church building in Auckland.

Chapel of St John the Evangelist
St John's College Chapel, ca 1900.jpg
The chapel in c. 1900
General information
Address
  • 188-226 St Johns Road
  • Meadowbank, Auckland
  • New Zealand
Coordinates36°52′25.61″S 174°50′29.18″E / 36.8737806°S 174.8414389°E / -36.8737806; 174.8414389Coordinates: 36°52′25.61″S 174°50′29.18″E / 36.8737806°S 174.8414389°E / -36.8737806; 174.8414389
Completed1847
Designated23 June 1983[1]
Reference no.13

The chapel was designed by Frederick Thatcher and built at a cost of £330. The belfry was added in the 1870s. In 1959 the Chapel was enlarged by extending it to the west and matched the original kauri and totara timber. The altar dates from 1934 and the altar candlesticks are made from wood from St Botolph's Church, Boston, Lincolnshire. The bell is made from metal from bells originally in York Minster.[2]

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ a b "Chapel of St John the Evangelist". Register of Historic Places. Heritage New Zealand. Retrieved 12 March 2016.
  2. ^ "The College Chapel". St John's College. Retrieved 6 June 2017. CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)