Sunday, 17 May 2015

The kirk above the plain

East Taieri Church.

seen from the road

looking through the gate

the 2nd Presbytaerian parish in Otago
founded 1854

a nice blue main door

the bell tower to the right

over the fence to the left, the cemetery


This church serves the people of The Taieri Plain in Otago, New Zealand.
It is a nice church with a small but vibrant community.
Unfortunately on the day I went up the church itself was closed 
so I wasn't able to take any pictures inside.
Behind the church is a modern addition
consisting of office space and community rooms.
At the bottom of the hill is The Hub,
a youth centre also connected to the church.

joining in with:

11 comments:

  1. A very elegant building, sad that it was closed.

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  2. What an impressive church Diana. I would expect to see this in a city. Tom The Backroads Traveller

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    1. It is semi rural Tom. The city is slowly creeping towards it. It is just out of Mosgiel which was once a borough in it's own right (not so long ago) and is now a city suburb.
      Diana

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  3. what a lovely area. love the graveyard. enjoy the architecture of the church too. fencing as well. ( :

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  4. Dearest Diana; Making me wish to visit your beautiful country again, sweet friend♪ Great architecture!
    Sending Lots of Love and Hugs from Japan to my Dear friend in New Zealand, xoxo Miyako*

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  5. This church has a special design - very nice. I was wondering what that cage was beside it. It makes me think that they just haven't put it on top yet.

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  6. The architecture is stunning! And I love the pale blue door...it reflects the blue of the sky, with thoughts, perhaps of a heavenly reward.

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  7. What beautiful detail on this church. Such a lovely setting, too.
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  8. What a beautiful church. And, I have to say, I've never seen one with a blue door.

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  9. Now that looks a church I could spend an hour or two looking round

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