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Address: 155 Tay Street, Invercargill 9810, New Zealand

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A grand red brick church, arched windows, quite large and imposing.

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... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 2 weeks ago
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Brisbane, Australia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

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 Tay Street, East until you see it. Well worth a visit but perhaps try a... More 

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Christchurch, New Zealand
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4 of 5 bubbles 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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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 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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sydney
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 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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Invercargill
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5 of 5 bubbles 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 events embracing choirs, soloists, and musicians. The building is spacious and with it's mosque-like interior,... More 

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Cromwell, Otago, New Zealand
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5 of 5 bubbles 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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Invercargill, New Zealand
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 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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Invercargill
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 May 2012

Lovely old historical church - not quite as good as Bascilica

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Melbourne, Australia
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 April 2012

A red tinge to this traditional church made it stand out. Classic design with a large tower and colourful windows made for an interesting sight. Virtually in the centre of town, it is worth a quick look.

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