Marsden Chapel Windows


John Baker



  • Window(s)


  • Glass


  • Near altar window: H1480 x W650; four in pew area: H1410 x W1000mm

John Baker, ‘Marsden Chapel Windows’ (1973) [detail - window nearest the altar], Holy Trinity Cathedral, Parnell, Tāmaki Makaurau Auckland

Images: Bronwyn Holloway-Smith, Public Art Heritage Aotearoa New Zealand, 2020


“The stained glass in this chapel by John Baker pays homage to the indigenisation of the Gospel in the context of Oceania. The five windows represent Our Lord’s Ascension, the Day of the Pentecost, the Stoning of St Stephen (recalling the Maori and European martyrs of our land and the martyrdom of Bishop Patteson), the Baptism of the Ethiopian Convert, and the Institution of Holy Communion. This last window is appropriately placed near the altar reminding us that it was Samuel Marsden who preached the first Christian sermon on land in the Bay of Islands on Christmas Day, 1814."