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Moray Place Congregational Church (Former) - Dunedin, New Zealand
Posted by: Groundspeak Charter Member BruceS
S 45° 52.473 E 170° 30.091
59G E 461314 N 4919769
Quick Description: Historic former church building now residential apartments in Dunedin, New Zealand.
Location: South Island, New Zealand
Date Posted: 2/13/2013 4:20:52 PM
Waymark Code: WMGCAD
Published By: Groundspeak Premium Member StagsRoar
Views: 5

Long Description:
""The former Moray Place Congregational Church is one of the oldest churches still standing in Dunedin. The Church occupies a prominent corner site in the centre of Dunedin. It was designed by prominent Dunedin architect David Ross and was opened for worship in July 1864. In 1876 the entrance was shifted from View Street to Moray Place, and a stone steps, balustrading and handrails, designed by Robert Arthur Lawson was constructed. For over 100 years it served the Congregationalist Church congregation as a place of worship. Through the 1990s the building housed commercial premises, including a café, and an interior design business. 

The Church has historical significance. As noted above it is one of Dunedin's earliest surviving churches. Through its history it tells the story of the establishment of the congregation and its subsequent role in the Dunedin community. The Moray Place Congregationalists were noted for their missionary and educational zeal, and began an inner city mission and a self improvement programme as early as 1865. Their mission work continued well into the twentieth century. The history of the Congregationalists and their later merge with the Presbyterian Church is a significant chapter in the history of the church in New Zealand." - New Zealand Heritage Register

The building is now used for residential apartments.  It is listed as a Category II building on the New Zealand Heritage Trust Register 
Date location was entrusted to the New Zealand Historic places: 9/23/2005

Type of history commemorated (short description):
Religious


Website pertaining to the location: [Web Link]

Town, city, or region nearest to the site:
Dunedin


Year placed: 1964

Hours of operation:
Unknown


Is it accessible to the general public:
Exterior only


Admission fees if any: Not Listed

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