St David’s Memorial Church building is located at 70 Khyber Pass Road, Grafton, Auckland, New Zealand. St David’s was built as the Soldiers’ Memorial Church “to keep green the faith and courage and sacrifice” of those who gave their lives in WWI


St David’s was built as the Soldiers’ Memorial Church “to keep green the faith and courage and sacrifice” of those who gave their lives in WWI (The Story of St David’s Presbyterian Church 1864 – 1964 p.60). Crafted out of Oamaru Stone and Kamo Brick to the designs of Daniel Patterson and later Horace Massey, for nearly a century St David’s has served city and country, affectionately referred to as the Cathedral of the Presbyterian Church.   

St David’s captures the Scottish spirit of Aotearoa New Zealand. Its handsome yet unostentatious exterior belies the light-filled, warm and generous experience within. Designed with ramp access and listening posts for returned servicemen with physical impairments, St David’s has always been an inclusive, inspiring place for all.

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RNZE Window Photography credit:  Jonathan Suckling

RNZE Window
Photography credit:  Jonathan Suckling

Maori / Pacific Island window Photography credit:  Jonathan Suckling

Maori / Pacific Island window
Photography credit:  Jonathan Suckling

Photography credit:  Jonathan Suckling

Photography credit:  Jonathan Suckling

The gracious and welcoming interior of St David's

The gracious and welcoming interior of St David's

Oamaru stone and heritage brick construction

Oamaru stone and heritage brick construction

St David’s in the Western sun

St David’s in the Western sun

The North Eastern corner of St Davids

The North Eastern corner of St Davids

The Western Door with Oamaru Stone surround

The Western Door with Oamaru Stone surround

St David’s from Khyber Pass

St David’s from Khyber Pass


Friends of St David’s Trust:
PO Box 42038
Orakei
Auckland, 1745
New Zealand

St David’s Address:
St David's Presbyterian Church
68-70 Khyber Pass Rd
Auckland, 1023
New Zealand