In the 19th century the Waimate district became home to a relatively high number of Irish Catholics. St Patrick’s Basilica was built in 1908–9 to a design by Francis Petre, replacing a previous church of the same name. In the handsome brick building are three Belgian-cast bells and a fine pipe organ.
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Photograph by Jock Phillips
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