J) St John Presbyterian Church

Winchester Street, previously home to many churches, was also home to St Johns (pictured) at number 44.

Built-in 1864 with Welsh slate, the church was one of the oldest Presbyterian Churches in Canterbury.

Originally on Norwich Quay but was moved to Winchester street to be closer to the other churches.

As you may have guessed, the stone building did not survive the earthquakes and had to be demolished.  Following this the Presbyterian Parish combined with the Methodist church to create a new place of worship which they called the Port Hills Uniting Parish.  This is the building (pictured below) that you will now see 2 doors down at no 40 Winchester Street.

J) St John Presbyterian Church

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