Sunday, November 29, 2009

Church in the Bay

I was rather taken with this church architecture - apparently the work of one of Christchurch's well known senior architects - though no one seemed able to tell me who. It's St Andrew's Anglican Church in tiny Le Bons Bay on Banks Peninsula about an hour east of Christchurch. It replaces the original wooden church that I believed burned down. Certainly this very solid concrete sixties number isn't going anywhere too soon. I had wanted to go inside as some of the locals told me it was "very attractively retro" but sadly the doors were locked. Another time perhaps. In the meantime, I will try to find out who designed it.

1 comment:

Lil said...

Hi there, I have it from a good source (the guys at ChristchurchModern.co.nz) that the architect is Allan Mitchener. Photos of another building of his can be found at http://www.christchurchmodern.co.nz/2009/08/727-main-north-rd-hunt-house-surgery-allan-mitchener/.
It's a nice looking wee chapel.

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