The Church of St James The Apostle was consecrated an Anglican Church on 21st January 1894. Although I can find no references to dates on the internet the last Vicar of Otane ceased to hold that office in 1982. The church is now an inter-denominational church (which seems quite common in rural New Zealand). The church is attractive and appears to be well looked after and the attractive but unremarkable stained glass window's provenance is recounted inside. However what struck me was the window at the opposite end of the church which I thought was one of the most beautiful windows I have ever seen in a church.
Unfortunately it was difficult to photograph and describing it is even more difficult. By using the tress outside for contrast the content of the window appears. The pattern is shown by raised material which appears to have been applied to the glass in the way one would apply something like building sealant! The opaque areas may have been acid etched. I shall have to do some homework on this one. In the meantime I thought I'd share it with you. If anyone does know the process used I should be glad to hear.