This neo-Gothic church, tucked in between ever-rising buildings on the intersection of Pulteney Street and North Terrace, is Adelaide’s second oldest church (Holy Trinity Anglican Church being the oldest). Continue reading “Scots Church”
To cater for the spiritual needs of the pioneers and colonists who arrived into Glenelg (see my separate reviews) aboard the HMS Buffalo in 1836, not only did Governor elect Hindmarsh bring with him from England a chaplain, Charles Beaumont Howard (appointed Colonial Chaplain), he also brought his own prefabricated church. Continue reading “Holy Trinity Anglican Church”
The first white settler to arrive in Young was the aptly named James White an ex-convict who arrived in 1832. Having befriended Cobborn Jackie, a chief of the Waradjeri Aboriginal tribe, he secured a homestead site at Burrangong Creek, Young. White and his family lived here pretty much undisturbed until June 1860 when gold was found at one of his sheep camps – Lambing Flat. Continue reading “St John the Evangelist’s Anglican Church”
You can see this striking black and white Neo-Byzantine style Eastern Orthodox church on the northern bank of the Tarnava Mare river in Elisabeth Park from the Citadel (next picture). To visit it, just head for the train station – it’s about half way from the citadel to the station – take the pedestrian bridge across the river. Continue reading “Holy Trinity Orthodox Church”
A truly modern building in a town where the majority of buildings date from the 15th century and earlier, St Joseph’s was built in 1894, after the demolition of the Franciscan convent (pre-1723 its was Dominican). The Church was designed by a Sighisoara architect Letz and has an organ made by Kerl Einschenk in 1908. Continue reading “St Joseph’s Roman Catholic Church”
The Church of the Dominican Monastery, dedicated to St Mary, was constructed in 1298 and formed part of a Dominican monastic settlement until 1556 when the church became the Saxons’ main Lutheran church. The remaining monastery buildings were demolished in 1888 and the current town hall built in their place. Continue reading “Church of the Dominican Monastery”
Reached by means of the Scholars’s Stairs the Gothic-style Biserica din Deal – Church on the Hill, dedicated to St Nicholas, took nearly two hundred years to build on the site of a former Roman basilica. It is arguably the most architecturally significant building in Sighisoara. Its construction started in 1345 and continued, on and off, until 1525. Continue reading “Church on the Hill”
The Anglican Church of St John the Baptist in the inner suburb of Reid is Canberra’s first church and actually pre-dates Canberra by around 70 years. The Church (with adjacent graveyard and school) are built on land donated by the Robert Campbell of Duntroon (one of the first European settlers on the Limestone Plains) to serve the spiritual, education and social needs of the pioneering farming community. A cradle to grave support. Continue reading “Church of St John the Baptist”
While visiting Changi Chapel – Prisoner of War National Memorial, within the Royal Military College at Duntroon, I decided to wander into the adjacent ANZAC Memorial Chapel of St Paul. I am glad I did.
This chapel is unique in two ways (at least I have seen neither before). Continue reading “ANZAC Memorial Chapel of St Paul – Two for One”
Also referred to as the Prisoner of War National Memorial
Changi Chapel, one of thirteen built by Prisoners of War (POWs) in the Changi Prison Camp, Singapore, was built, with the permission of Japanese officers, as ‘Our Lady of Christians Roman Catholic Chapel’ . It was built from waste and scavenged materials smuggled into the camp in 1944. Continue reading “Changi Chapel – The Original!”
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