The first church to be built on the plains by the Anglican settlers, St Michael and All Angels’ congregation soon outgrew the original building and was replaced by Crisp’s fashionable Gothic Revival structure – the preferred ecceslistaical style of the time. Crisp soon fell out with the clients and Strouts, the designer for the who’s who of Christchurch, picked up the slack. The resulting combination of dark wood and English stained-glass windows makes for a rich and contemplative atmosphere.
Publicly accessible restrooms; gender neutral restrooms; accessible parking; wheelchair/walking aid/pram accessible; service animals allowed; child friendly
William Fitzjohn Crisp, Frederick Strouts, 1872