Sunday, 5 July 2015

A church for the plain

St Luke's on The Taieri


Built in the 1960's St. Luke's is an 
Anglican church for the people of The Taieri Plain.


Open during office hours, 
otherwise it is shut during the week,
 as are the other churches in town, 
because of abuse and vandalism.


Services are held twice on a Sunday and once on Wednesday.
Recently refurbished it is a comfortable, warm church.


It has an extensive library, both books and dvd's.


The tiny chapel is used for the Wednesday service


The stained glass windows are memorials to a past vicar and parishioners.


The bishop's chair, which the bishop does not sit on when he visits.
He prefers something a bit more comfortable and sturdy.


'The Crown of Thorns'
above the door as you leave. 
Made and donated by a local artist.

joining in with;
inSPIREd Sunday

7 comments:

  1. How sad that churches have to be locked to prevent vandalism. Things are the same all around the world. Tom The Backroads Traveller

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  2. Lovely tour. We lock churches here too. When I was a kid, there wasn't locks on the doors. Times do change.

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  3. i enjoy the roof shape inside ... so different. ( :

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  4. I agree that our world has changed so that we have to lock all our doors. Tis a lovely chapel.

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