Church of St Peter in the Forest (Anglican)

150 Bombay Road, Bombay

  • Church of St Peter in the Forest (Anglican).
    Copyright: Heritage New Zealand.
  • Church o St Peter in the Forest (Anglican). Image courtesy of
    Copyright: Phil Braithwaite. Taken By: PhilBee NZ - Phil Braithwaite. Date: 1/03/2012.

List Entry Information

List Entry Status Listed List Entry Type Historic Place Category 2 Public Access Private/No Public Access
List Number 482 Date Entered 7th April 1983


City/District Council

Auckland Council (Franklin District Council)


Auckland Council

Legal description

Lot 1 DP 127925 (CT NA74B/490), North Auckland Land District


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Rumsey, Edward

Rumsey was an English born architect who had studied under the High Victorian Gothic Revivalist Sir George Gilbert Scott. Rumsey came to New Zealand to supervise the Gothic Revival styled Supreme Court Building, Auckland (1865) which he had designed.

He remained in New Zealand for several years, practising in both Auckland and Dunedin. He worked on St Andrew's Anglican Church, Epsom (1867), though the Reverend John Kinder was responsible for the design of this building, and also on the Church of St Peter in the Forest, Bombay (1869) and the much larger St Luke's Church, Oamaru (1865). The design of the Oriental Hotel, Dunedin (1863), has been attributed to him.

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Construction Dates

Original Construction
1867 -

Other Information

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