This Church was built to take advantage of the panorama through its alter window but by 1954 the glacier had retreated from view - however to return in view in 1994. ARCHITECTURAL Information - Turnbull and Rule's church may be compared with the Selwyn style churches erected in the late 1840s, both in its layout and method of construction. The St James' Church (built in 1931) design reveals the architects' sensitivity to the financial constraints of the commission as well as their desire to create an unpretentious building which would complement the unique natural environment in which it was to stand rather than seek to challenge or overpower it.
Reflected in St James' Church Window
Franz Josef Glacier
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