St Johns Church


St John’s Church Building Committee








12 Months


Merit (Civic, Health & Arts Property Award)
NZ Property Industry Awards
In 2017 fire destroyed Rotorua’s St John’s Church. From the outset of engagement, the challenge was to design a ‘church for the future’ based on eight key principles. This was no small task, in the face of declining Christianity in NZ. iLine was engaged as the Main Contractor to deliver this stunning cultural build.

The building had to be a place to connect the community with flexible, warm, welcoming spaces that remembered the past, were functional today and planned for the future, while being multi-cultural/generational. The design response was framed by the opportunity to re-think what a church building could be and how it could engage the wider community.

We have been told that people often comment on how embracing the building is when they enter and the quality of the acoustics. The building committee acknowledge the construction expertise of the main contractor iLine and the team who produced such a quality building on budget for our church whānau and the wider community.