St Barnabas Church, Warrington

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St Barnabas Church, Warrington
St Barnabas Church is a small wooden Anglican church in Warrington, New Zealand. It was built in 1872 .

Anglicans met at the Pitt residence in Warrington until Mrs Pitt donated 2 acres (8,100 m 2) of land for a church. The building was built by Benjamin Smith, opening on 11 November 1872 . The church building and its community are named after St Barnabas, one of the first prophets and teachers of the Christian Church at Antioch. With Holy Trinity Church, Port Chalmers, St Barnabas Church is now part of the Port Chalmers-Warrington Parish of the Anglican Diocese of Dunedin .

The church is set in woodland and is surrounded by a cemetery. Otago's first Anglican Bishop, Samuel Tarratt Nevill was buried here in 1921 . A traditional lych gate marks the entrance from Coast Road. The church is built in board and batten with a wooden shingle roof and a small copper-tipped tower, fitted with a bell inside. The stained glass windows are unusually elaborate for such a small building. They depict among others St. Joan of Arc and Christ the Redeemer. They are said to have been ordered for a Roman Catholic church in Brisbane but diverted to Dunedin following a waterfront dispute. The building is listed as a Category II Historic Place.