Saturday, August 23, 2014

Weekend Reflections - St Leonard's Anglican Church - built 1914


Something I like to do is go on road trips and take photos in different towns of things that catch my eye, historical buildings fascinate me and this one certainly did that.

The St Leonard's Anglican Church in Warkworth has alot of history, and I mean alot - so much information about it.  According to the Warkworth Anglican Parish the land it sits on was donated, money raised and a tender was let for church to be built. Once finished it was dedicated on the 31st May 1914 in the name of St Leonard, patron saint of prisoners, friend of the weak and the fallen. The building was extended in in 1993 and a Rose window added in 2001 which portrays elements of the Christian faith and of the local history and character of Matakana.

I think it's quite a pretty church especially with the pink Camellias flowering in the front.

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8 comments:

  1. Nice post Amy what a lovely church.

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  2. It is a lovely church and the sky is beautiful too.

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    1. thank you, yes it was a chilly winter's morning :-)

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  3. Such a pretty little church ! We are not use to this kind of structure, in France : our churches are always stone made and... HUGE. ^^

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    1. hi Tsuki, thanks for your comment, I'd love to see photos of the churches you have there :-)

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  4. When I saw the title I thought this was going to be in the UK but St Leonard's church in the UK is a lot older and bigger whereas your is kind of cute and compact and very photogenic

    Mollyxxx

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    1. hi Molly, thanks for your comment :-)

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