Coloured windows for St Joseph's Church, Grey Lynn, Auckland


Milan Mrkusich



  • Window(s)


  • Glass


  • Main window: W6985 x H5840mm; Vestibule windows: 2 @ W2240 x H1840mm; Eastern & Western windows: 6 @ H6470 x W2140mm; Altar side windows (East & West): 2 @ H9400 x W 4630mm; Baptistry Window: H1600 x W2650mm (each pane: W450mm); Chapel Window: H1600mm x W2950mm

Milan Mrkusich, main street-facing window (c.1960), St Joseph's Catholic Church, Grey Lynn, Tāmaki Makaurau Auckland

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


A series of leadlight windows that include:

  • 1 x large street-facing window depicting Christ
  • 2 x vestibule windows
  • 3 x windows on the east side of the building
  • 3 x windows on the west side of the building
  • 1 x window to the east of the altar
  • 1 x window to the west of the altar
  • 1 x baptistry window
  • 1 x chapel window

“The largest abstract works in New Zealand at the time. The windows have symbolic associations with, from left, water, fire, prayer, baptism, growth, sorrow (the crown of thorns). The lower left pane of the latter window broke [several years ago] and was replaced by the church. This window also originally bore black painted triangles but these have since peeled away. Mrkusich also designed the mosaic Stations of the Cross for this church.”