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First Presbyterian Church

155 Tay Street, Invercargill 9810, New Zealand
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First Presbyterian has a special place in my heart. I rehearsed and performed with The A Capella... read more

Reviewed 7 November 2017
Canuckiwis
Amazing brick work and detail

As a Presbyterian I found this church a must stop, look and photograph. Unfortunately we could not... read more

Reviewed 18 August 2017
ledywah
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“red brick” (2 reviews)
“architect” (2 reviews)
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155 Tay Street, Invercargill 9810, New Zealand
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Reviewed 7 November 2017

First Presbyterian has a special place in my heart. I rehearsed and performed with The A Capella Chamber Choir under DI Linehan there for three wonderful years. Wonderful acoustics and a friendly and warm place for a truly spiritual experience.

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Reviewed 18 August 2017

As a Presbyterian I found this church a must stop, look and photograph. Unfortunately we could not enter as it was being renovated so we could only walk around the outside and appreciate its beauty. The alcove to the fallen was poignant.

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Reviewed 7 May 2017 via mobile

Impressive red brick edifice that is referred to on maps and in literature as First Church is in fact the first Presbyterian Church opened in 1915

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Reviewed 15 March 2017

We tried every door, but all were locked, the outside however is amazing and takes up a good size of the corner block. There are many doors with two main entrance doors. Very easy to access as it is in the city, just walk along...More

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Reviewed 11 December 2016

This unusual church provides a unique photo opportunity as I have not seen one like it in NZ. This unusual Romanesque and Byzantine-influenced church was designed by architect J T Mair and opened in 1915. Its hard to miss.

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Reviewed 12 December 2015 via mobile

Typical older style church showing all its glory of architecture and style, just beautiful, easy on access on main road, parking all around, walking distance from city

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Reviewed 6 November 2015

Another of the wonderful heritage buildings in this city. This church is lovely, and so unusual in its design and material.Well worth a visit and inspection.

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Reviewed 9 September 2015

This fine church was designed by architect J T Mair and opened in 1915. The unusual Romanesque and Byzantine-influenced church is unique in New Zealand and represents a radical departure from the traditional design of the times. First Church is often used for public music...More

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Reviewed 5 July 2015

Lovely church very authentic and wonderful to go and visit just amazing and so close to town. A must see

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Reviewed 8 June 2015

Take a peak if in Invercargill - a classically designed and built church with an interesting color scheme, high tower etc, and nice inside too. Walking around the city visitors are likely to come across FPC and will find it interesting

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