Sunday, 8 February 2015

Holy Trinity, Lawrence

With the two earthquakes that hit the
all public buildings throughout the country had to be re-assessed 
for future insurance purposes. 
This of course included all church buildings of all denominations.

Holy Trinity Church

Unfortunately a lot of the older churches in the country
didn't come up to standard and needed too much work for their parishes
 to bring them up to scratch.


from the road

This has resulted in a large number of small country parishes, 
and some inner city parishes as well, 
 losing the churches they have worshiped in for generations.

The bell tower

Holy Tinity Anglican church in Lawrence is one such church.
These are some snaps I took recently as we were passing through.

notice of final service

The final service in Holy Trinity took place on
January 11th, 2015 at 8:30am 
presided over by Bishop Kelvin.
He describes the 1000 year old font belonging to 
the church and gives a brief history of it here.


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9 comments:

  1. What a lovely little church. Tom The Backroads Traveller

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  2. I like old churches, I've always had sentiments for them.I like them nit only for their being old but more for what history that envelopes them. This one is pretty histotic church. Those red bricks are beautiful.

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  3. hi there. hope you are well this week. i enjoy the brick color. so neat!! different to me. take care. ( :

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  4. It is a lovely, quaint church and the bell tower is really special too.

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  5. Hello Diana, What a great little church this is! Love the brick...

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  6. So Sad it is closeing with all the history it had

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  7. This is a sad outcome to this great looking and historic church.

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