Holy Trinity Cathedral (Auckland)

Initially founded as the Church of the Parish of St. Mary in 1860, the Anglican congregation of Parnell grew quickly requiring a new Church of St Mary to be constructed in 1897; a Gothic Revival building designed by Benjamin Mountford. This building still stands but has been supplanted in significance by the Holy Trinity Cathedral, designed by Professor Richard Toy and built between 1961 and 1965.

Across generations of building, the Holy Trinity Cathedral has commissioned numerous art works particularly in stained glass. They also run an artist-in-residence programme and host 'Mountain Fountain' (1981) by Terry Stringer since its removal from Aotea Square in 2008.

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Robert Nettleton Field, ‘The Holy Spirit’ (1970), Holy Trinity Cathedral, Parnell, Tāmaki Makaurau Auckland

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