The Cathedral complex is considered the Anglican ‘Mother Church’ of the Auckland Diocese and is a physical representation of Anglican heritage and values. The construction of the Chapel saw the completion of ‘Bishop Selwyn’s Vision’ meaning the Holy Trinity Cathedral could finally be consecrated.
The Chapel completes and extends the journey from North to South on the site, from the front of the Cathedral through the Chapel at the rear. The floating gold ceiling and the fully retractable doors allow the Chapel to fully open, meaning the internal and external environments are seamlessly brought together. From the Chapel the connection is extended so that visitors have views through the century old oak trees that frame the view of One Tree Hill in the distance.
The Chapel has a contemporary form to ensure there is no confusion with the heritage protected St Mary’s Church which was also renovated as part of the project.