St Dunstan's Catholic Church - Clyde, New Zealand
Posted by: Groundspeak Charter Member BruceS
S 45° 11.321 E 169° 19.120
59G E 367920 N 4994713
Quick Description: Historic Catholic Church in the small town of Clyde, New Zealand.
Location: South Island, New Zealand
Date Posted: 1/1/2013 8:25:02 PM
Waymark Code: WMG1KK
Published By: Groundspeak Premium Member lumbricus
Views: 2

Long Description:
St Dunstan's Church was built in 1903. The parish was originally founded in 1869 and its first church (St. Mary's) was built the same year, however it was destroyed in a storm four years later. The parish then heard mass in the school until St. Dunstan's was opened in October 1903. St. Dunstan's is constructed of locally quarried stone and was designed by architect Francis William Petre in a simple Gothic Revival style. Petre designed many Catholic churches around New Zealand. The building was constructed by local craftsmen Thomas Wilkinson and John Holloway. In 1989 major repairs were done to the church due to its settling. In 2003 further repairs were done in celebration of the church's centenary. A priest is no longer assigned permanently in Clyde and the church is now used for special occasions, holidays and when extra priests are available from near by Alexandria. However it continues to be maintained in very good condition.
Type of Church: Church

Status of Building: Restored building not in use

Date of organization: 1/1/1869

Date of building construction: 10/1/1903

Dominant Architectural Style: Gothic Revival

Diocese: Catholic Diocese of Dunedin

61 Sunderland Street
Clyde, New Zealand

Relvant Web Site: [Web Link]

Associated Shrines, Art, etc.: Not listed

Archdiocese: Not listed

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