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Chapel of St John the Evangelist
St John's College Chapel, ca 1900.jpg
The chapel in c. 1900
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  • 188-226 St Johns Road
  • Meadowbank, Auckland
  • New Zealand
Coordinates 36°52′25.61″S 174°50′29.18″E / 36.8737806°S 174.8414389°E / -36.8737806; 174.8414389
Completed 1847
Designated: 23 June 1983
Reference #: 13

The Collegiate Chapel of St John the Evangelist belongs to St John's College in the Auckland, New Zealand suburb of Meadowbank. Built from March 1847 and consecrated by Bishop Selwyn later that year, it was registered on 23 June 1983 by the New Zealand Historic Places Trust (now Heritage New Zealand) as a Category I historic place with registration number 13. It is the oldest surviving church building in Auckland.

The chapel was designed by Frederick Thatcher and built at a cost of £330. The belfry was added in the 1870s. In 1959 the Chapel was enlarged by extending it to the west and matched the original kauri and totara timber. The altar dates from 1934 and the altar candlesticks are made from wood from St Botolph's Church, Boston, Lincolnshire. The bell is made from metal from bells originally in York Minster.

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