Hamilton Cathedral

With Christchurch out of action, New Zealand is left with only two Anglican cathedrals which are properly ‘traditional’ in form (though there is rumour of a ‘new’ old one in New Plymouth.)

The beautiful one is Dunedin, but here is Hamilton. It could well pass for a traditional English parish church, though on inspection it’s clear that the architectural style (based on a 15th century church in Norfolk) is a lot older than the actual construction (early 20th).

Could be it needs livening up a bit, though the interior is pleasantly calm and very well looked-after…

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