St Christopher's Open Day and Seatoun Arts and Crafts Exhibition

St Christopher's Open Day and Seatoun Arts and Crafts Exhibition

St Christopher’s doors will be once again be open for you to enjoy the beautiful Romanesque Revival style church designed by William Fielding and built in 1932.

The Church is open between 11am and 2pm on Saturday 30 and Sunday 31 October.

‘World through Rose Coloured Glasses’: Public Talk

On Sunday 31 October at 2pm, third-generation Seatounian Bob Rowell will present a talk titled ‘World through Rose Coloured Glasses’, which details his team’s refurbishment of leadlights and stained glass windows in many well-known Wellington landmarks.

Bob grew up in Seatoun in the 1950-60s and his love of stained glass was inspired from an early age from viewing the stained glass windows in St Christopher’s during Sunday School and at his Burnham Street home. In his talk, he will share how he gave up his profession as a Registered Civil Engineer to follow his passion and dreams of working in stained glass.

He has worked on glass at Parliament House and The General Assembly Library, St James Embassy and Bats Theatres, Government Buildings, Government House, Star of the Sea Convent Chapel (Seatoun Heights), many churches and historic homes. Bob and his son built the large mural wall of stained glass in Te Papa Marae.

Come along to the talk to hear more about Bob’s work and chat about stained glass.


Due to Alert Level 2 restrictions, the annual Seatoun Arts and Crafts Exhibition is cancelled.


Location: 27 Ventnor Street Seatoun

Cost: Free but koha appreciated

Miramar Peninsula Community Trust and Seatoun Arts and Crafts Group

The Miramar Peninsula Community Trust are a charitable trust who lease the buildings from the owners. They ensure that both venues are accessible for the community and beyond to enjoy. Seatoun Arts and Crafts have been an integral part of the Seatoun Community for over 40 years.

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