Anglican Cathedral of the Holy Trinity in Parnell, New Zealand

Anglican Cathedral of the Holy Trinity in Parnell, New Zealand

December 2010 Issue

Anglican Cathedral of the Holy Trinity in Parnell, New Zealand



To a seasoned traveler, a cathedral is a familiar sight, but the church that is the setting for October’s photo boasts an architectural style found nowhere else in the world.

The photo depicts the west window in the Anglican Cathedral of the Holy Trinity in Parnell, a suburb of Auckland, New Zealand.

The modern stained-glass design portrays the risen Christ — a Polynesian risen Christ — surrounded by vividly colored Pacific motifs. (To see the colors, click the image to see the larger version.)

The cathedral, consecrated in 1888, has been described as “the world’s only example of the ‘Pacific Gothic’ style.”

One correct answer was received by the deadline, so CHAD PUTHOFF of Cookeville, Tennessee, is the winner. We thank Fred Lokay of Williamsburg, Virginia, for contributing the photo.