The Cathedral Builders of Holy Trinity Parnell (Handling fee and/or freight charges may apply)

Author(s): Frank Wright

Rotorua Books

This is the story of the building of Holy Trinity Cathedral in Parnell, Auckland, New Zealand. The story begins with the purchase of the land by Bishop Selwyn in 1842. Bishop Cowie was thwarted in his efforts to begin building on that land and St Mary's was built opposite and became the cathedral of the diocese for nearly 100 years. In 1957 the foundation stone of Holy Trinity was laid owing largely to the generous bequest of Miss Horton. The story of Holy Trinity and the story of St Mary's are intertwined. In 1982 St Mary's was brought across the road to be an integral part of Holy trinity. In the mid 1990s the nave was completed. Both the nave design and the relocation of St Mary's were the inspired insights of Professor Dick Toy. Controversy has been part of the process. Frank Wright tells the story with the emphasis on the people involved. It is a moving account of a great project which gives the Anglican church in Auckland a centre of unity and belonging, and which provides a witness to the Christian Gospel and its relevance.


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Frank Wright is a retired Anglican priest who has had a long association with Holy Trinity Cathedral.

Acknowledgements and Author's Notes -- Introduction -- Chapter 1, Beginnings - Building St Mary's Cathedral -- Chapter 2, Inside St Mary's Cathedral -- Chapter 3, The Cathedral Church of the Holy Trinity, First Stage -- Chapter 4, Conflict, Consideration and Compromise -- Chapter 5, Moving St Mary's across Parnell Road -- Chapter 6, Progressing the Nave of Holy Trinity Cathedral -- Chapter 7, Around Holy Trinity Cathedral -- Chapter 8, Tributes -- Chapter 9, Conclusion -- Appendix 1, The Clergy of St Mary's and Holy Trinity Cathedrals -- Appendix 2, Diocesan Bishops, and Clergy of the Cathedral -- Bibliography -- Index

General Fields

  • : 9781927160060
  • : Polygraphia Ltd
  • : Polygraphia Ltd
  • : November 2011
  • : 207x147mm
  • : New Zealand
  • : December 2011
  • : books

Special Fields

  • : Frank Wright
  • : Paperback
  • : 726.6099324
  • : 96
  • : Colour and Black and White