Tuesday, 7 September 2021

Chapel of the Good Shepherd

In MOTAT (Auckland's museum of transport and technology) is this wee church named the "Chapel of the Good Shepherd" which was built in Blockhouse Bay in 1867 with the permission of Bishop George Selwyn.


 Apparently progress was slow and it took 30 years from start to finish. The first wedding to be held here Mary Emily Pooley and George Keen on 26th October 1898.

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20 comments:

Sallie (FullTime-Life) said...

A sweet little church! The one my family went to when I was a child wasn't much bigger and seemed similar -- (a little later than when that first couple were married in this one ;))). Anyway, these small churches sure seem more welcoming and full of love and all that good stuff than these mega churches people go to these days.

Billy Blue Eyes said...

Beautiful little chapel

William Kendall said...

A pretty interior.

Fun60 said...

Looks a beautiful, small chapel.

carol l mckenna said...

Delightful and historical chapel ~ great photo!


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NCSue said...

What a lovely chapel - I would love to worship in such a space.
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Photo Cache said...

What a sweet little chapel.

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At Home In New Zealand said...

Love these little wooden chapels that are still dotted around the country in places. So much history and they are so quaintly pretty. Very different to many of our more modern church buildings (which are probably a lot warmer!).

Yogi♪♪♪ said...

Such a beautiful little church.

Pat @ Mille Fiori Favoriti said...

Very picturesque little chapel. One would feel so close to God worshiping there.

Veronica Lee said...

A very lovely chapel.

I'd love to see it in person.

Tom said...

...Amy, this is a beauty, I seen a number of NZ churches on blogs and this one is sweet. Thanks for sharing.

Sharon said...

What a pretty little chapel.

local alien said...

A beautiful wooden church. Lovely interior.

suituapui said...

Beautiful chapel, anytime nicer than some of those modern structures!

Klara said...

beautiful structure.

Iris Flavia said...

Wow, it must be cool to be mentioned that much later (not that she...) aw, well.
Nice chapel, too.

Dixie @ Arranged Words said...

A beautiful church.

Pauline said...

That's a delightful little church, Amy.

betty-NZ said...

I love finding these old gems that have been saved for us to enjoy!

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