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History of our Church

St Giles celebrates 125th anniversary.


Windows in front of vestibule added plus cross on top front of church to celebrate 100 years.


Vestibule added.


Extension made to front of church plus lounge to join church to hall.

St Giles Church December 1959

Hall opened.


Foundation stone laid for new hall.


New manse built on Windermere Road.


In Memory Of Plaque
ANZAC placque dedicated 1950


On 10 July 1927 - 50 years was commemorated by a high tea in the Memorial Hall. (Many photos are in the Archives.)


Papanui Road Church in 1924
The New Church Papanui Road 1927


Papanui Presbyterian Church name changed to St Giles Presbyterian Church after the High Kirk in Edinburgh.
St. Giles' Cathedral (or the High Kirk of Edinburgh) is a Church of Scotland place of worship, and is sometimes regarded as the mother church of Presbyterianism.
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Young Mens Bible Class room moved from Main North Road to Papanui Road.


Papanui Presbyterian Church on Papanui Road was completed.

Foundation stone laid for new Church.
Y.M.B.C. room Rev D Rodger driving firsts nail 24 Feb 1917.
1903   A manse was built north of the church.
Papanui Presbyterian Church formally opened.
1876   Building started on Papanui Presbyterian Church at 135 Main North Road.



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Information supplied by Gordon Shields and Jean Dodson.
Bullet 1927 St Giles 50th Anniversary booklet  
Bullet 1977 St Giles Centenary booklet  
Bullet 2002 St Giles 125th Anniversary booklet