Digital Photograph: Earthquake damage to St John's Church, Winchester Street, Lyttelton

Michael Davies
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15 Jun 2011
One landscape colour digital photograph taken on 15 June 2011 showing earthquake damage to the Presbyterian Church of St John in Winchester Street, Lyttelton. Photograph shows the collapsed roof and tower. The photograph is taken from the southeast corner of the church.
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St John's Lyttelton was one of the oldest Presbyterian Churches in Canterbury. The New Zealand Historic Places Trust recorded it as the oldest stone Presbyterian Church . It was designed by Samuel C Farr and opened in 1865. This church was part of the Sumner - Redcliffs - Lyttelton Union Parish at the time of the earthquakes (in 2013, after another reorganisation, this parish became the Port Hills Uniting Parish). The additional major damage caused by the 14 June 2011 earthquakes led to this building being demolished in October /November 2011. The Lyttelton Union congregation continues to hold services in the Union Chapel which is also located on Winchester Street.
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44 Winchester Street
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