Futuna Chapel – “New Zealand’s best building”

The Futuna Chapel in Wellington features on the cover of a new book about New Zealand churches.

In the book architect John Scott’s work is described as “not just the best church in New Zealand, but the best building.”

Worship features photographs by acclaimed photographer Jane Ussher which are accompanied by stories on each by architectural historian Bill McKay.

Ussher captures an extraordinary array of churches while McKay explores the history of church building in New Zealand over the past 200 years.

Worship brings together early country churches, grand cathedrals and quirky modernist designs in a unique survey of some of our most compelling architectural landmarks.

The book is described as “a striking tribute to the diversity of New Zealand church architecture.”

Two other John Scott churches, St Mary’s Taradale and Our Lady of Lourdes Havelock North are among the 70 churches — from tiny rural buildings to towering city cathedrals, featured in the book.

Other Catholic churches include St Patrick’s Napier, St Patrick’s TePuke, Our Lady of Victories Sockburn, St Joseph’s Grey Lynn, St Peter’s Takapuna, St Michael’s Remuera, St Mary’s Taihape, St Mary of the Angels Wellington, the Basilica of the Sacred Heart Timaru, St Gabriel’s, Pawarenga, St Patrick’s Oamaru, St Patrick’ Cathedral Auckland, St Patrick’s Akaroa.


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