Stained glass (leadlight) windows above vestibule: Church of the Holy Cross


Milan Mrkusich



  • Window(s)


  • Glass
  • Lead

Milan Mrkusich, Leadlight windows (1960), Church of the Holy Cross, Henderson, Tāmaki Makaurau Auckland

Image: Bronwyn Holloway-Smith, Public Art Heritage Aotearoa New Zealand, 2021


Two leadlight windows, very similar in design to the ones at St Joseph’s Catholic Church, Grey Lynn.

These works, along with others in the church by Louise Henderson, were salvaged in 2008 and reinstalled as part of a $3 million extension of the Church. They were considered to have exceptional cultural and spiritual value.

In 2018, Holy Cross Parish in Henderson embarked on a $4.1 million project to rebuild and expand its church to accommodate more parishioners. The Auckland Council, in issuing the resource consent, made it a condition that the mosaic stations be retained and restored.