Monday, 6 October 2014

St Paul's Cathedral

A wee while ago I posted some photo's from inside St Paul's Cathedral, Dunedin and I still have a few photo's so thought I would share them. Some are from outside and others inside, including one or two from the first post. There are quite a few of the stained glass, but they are beautiful in my opinion, so I've put them in.

The current bishop on the day of his installation, processing into the cathedral with his entourage.

Looking from the bottom of the steps to the main doors. Most people come in through a side door, thus negating the need to walk up all the steps. I have been told that once upon a time bridal parties paid a price per step to walk up or down them, but that could be folk lore.

Detail above the big main doors.

Taken from below a set of side steps.

The perspex cross was added when the chancel was completed in the early 1970's, amidst a lot of controversy. Work wasn't completed on the cathedral earlier through lack of funds and so it is quite unique in that the first building was constructed in the 1800's, construction of the cathedral in it's current form began in 1913 with the foundation stone laid in 1915.  

The Bishops' throne

Pulpit carved from Oamaru stone.

A magnificent pipe organ often used for recitals as well as worship services.

More Oamaru stone in the form of a beautifully carved font.

And so to the stained glass.

Some of this glasswork is quite modern and the face of the current bishop 
graces one of the depictions of St. Paul. 

Looking back to the West door.

If you'd like to know more about the Cathedral this is the link.

I hope I haven't bored you 
with such a long post.
See you next week.

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inSPIREed Sunday


  1. What a beautiful cathedral. I have a particular fondness for stained glass. The carved stone work is magnificient.

  2. Just beautiful! I feel so much peace when I visit cathedrals like this. There are so many churches I'd like to visit.... ONE DAY... God willing.

  3. So very beautiful. I'd walk up all the steps and go in the front door. : )

  4. Cathedrals are so grand and awe-inspiring. I love the stained glass windows,

  5. Such a beautiful Cathedral.
    The stained glass windows were lovely.

    cheers, parsnip

  6. Ah, the Bishops in their robes. I love this and luckily I see this most days at work along with medieval beauty and it still blows me away.

  7. Hi Diana, what a really lovely church that is, I can see why you would want to post about it.
    Many thanks for your welcome back to blogging comment. I'm just back my holiday, we had a great time.
    Hope you are well! :))

  8. Dearest Diana; Oh how stately 'St Paul's Cathedral' looks. Everything in your pictures are impressive for me; well, especially the great glass works and 'The Bishops' throne'. Thank you very much for sharing wonderful church where I can never visit.

    Sending Lots of Love and Hugs from Japan to my Dear friend in New Zealand, xoxo Miyako*

  9. What beautiful photos of such a magnificent place!

  10. What a lovely so pretty. I love the stained glass windows.

    Me taking a photography class..?? Noooo...I don't even have a great camera..just a little point and shoot. But, the one thing I DO have is
    lots of fun. :)

  11. Hi Diana! Oh, a most gorgeous church! I love those beautiful stained glass windows too! Thanks for popping in to see me and I hope you're doing well.
    Be a sweetie,
    Shelia ;)

  12. It's always so nice to get to see something that I will never see in person. You took wonderful photos...magnificent! Enjoy your weekend! Hugs!

  13. From your comment to my blog....
    According to my son it will hit Osaka his Sunday Night.
    I am sure all will be well.

    cheers, parsnip

  14. You're so right, the windows are beautiful!

  15. WOW, what windows. Tom The Backroads Traveller

  16. Wow indeed, those windows are gorgeous. the whole cathedral is fabulous.

  17. Thought this was London. Nice building thoughthe chancel looks terrible and not in keeping with the rest of the place, bit like the Organ. The rest looks very nice including the stained glass.

  18. just amazing. love those stain glass windows. the bishop seat look lovely but i do wonder if it is comfortable? ( :


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