2/28/19

Old St. Peter's Church

In the Founder's Park in Nelson  is Old St. Peter's Church.

St Peter’s-by-the-Strand, served the Anglicans of the Atawhai area of Nelson from 1874-1983, when it was moved to Founders Park, Nelson.
When the church was built it was described as ‘quite an ornament for the passing traveller to behold with its belfry and three gilded crosses’.
The original belfry was demolished after being deemed unsafe in 1941, but is now rebuilt. The belfry also holds the clock that used to tick off the hours at Nelson College - until the 1929 Murchison Earthquake tumbled the clock tower.
The church also now has a nun's stall that came from the Nelson Convent, new stained glass windows and other artifacts from old Nelson churches.
It is available for hire as a wedding venue.  https://www.flickr.com/photos/philbraithwaitenz/42992990401













13 comments:

italiafinlandia said...

It looks lovely!

John "By Stargoose And Hanglands" said...

What a stunningly pretty little church, especially the clocktower.

Pudding et Biscotte said...

This is really a beautiful construction with so many refined architectural details, it makes us travel back through time. I love the picture you took from the end of the street, with the windmill on the left side of the church, it's excellent, Betty!

Phil Slade said...

That is quite a lovely church Betty. The subdued colours and architectural design make it very attractive. Lovely photos too.

Sallie (FullTime-Life) said...

Beautiful inside and out!

csuhpat1 said...

What a beautiful church. I would love to see it up close.

Maria Rodrigues said...

What a beautiful church.
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Maria
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Anne (cornucopia) said...

Great architecture, inside and out! Thank you for sharing your photos of this beautiful church.

Out on the prairie said...

What a beauty full of lots of happiness and love

Mikael Bergman said...

so very beautiful wooden church

Rose said...

This is such a beauty! It would be a beautiful place to have a wedding.

Billy Blue Eyes said...

What a beautiful simple little church

Soma @ whimsandfancies.com said...

A beautiful little church. Love seeing the architectural details.

-Soma