St Luke's Mt Albert 1933.
St Luke's Mt Albert 1933, Auckland Libraries Heritage Collections, 4-4933.

Graveside stories of Alberton's Kerr Taylor family, at St Luke's

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Saturday 10 October, 10am-12:30pm and 1:30pm-4pm


St Luke's Church

704 New North Road, Mt Albert

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Alberton, 09 846 7367


Tickets $25 - includes tour, tea and admission to Alberton.
Transport from the church to Alberton is not included.
Spaces are limited to 20 per session.


Bookings are required.


Event details

Join this tour of St Luke's church and discover the stories and secrets of leading 19th century landowners, the Kerr Taylors of Alberton. Bequeathing part of their land for a church, cemetery and parsonage, the Kerr Taylors also provided funds for the church's construction and a bell.

Built in 1872 to the design of Pierre Finch Martineau Burrows and extended in 1883, the Category II listed church is an excellent example of wooden Gothic Revival architecture.

Along with other notable past parishioners and clergy, Allan, and Sophia Kerr Taylor and their ten children rest in the cemetery. Two stained glass windows dedicated to daughters who died in infancy are still in situ inside the church.

The tour will be followed by tea and scones at Alberton and a self-guided visit through the 1863 homestead.

Presented by: Alberton, Heritage New Zealand and St Luke's Church

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