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Christ Church

Church Street, Russell, New Zealand
+64 9-403 7696
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Bay of Islands Day Tour from Auckland
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Nau mai, haere and welcome to Christ Church, New Zealand's oldest existing church and cemetery. A digital walk can be downloaded from the App stores from Hikoi Tahi Walking Tours which share the fascinating stories of some of the people buried here. Enjoy visiting our cemetery and do visit our beautiful church.
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“grave stones” (12 reviews)
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Church Street, Russell, New Zealand
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+64 9-403 7696

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Reviewed 1 week ago

The homage paid to Tāmati Wāka Nene (c. 1785 – 4 August 1871) is touching. The seats in this old but well-kept church are all in petit point and each one is different. Worth stopping by to reflect on the history of Russell.

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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Peaceful setting just behind the hananui lodge on the rd that is parallel to the main rd in Russell Bullets holes?? Supposedly from one of the wars in the wooden building

Thank Robby14789
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Very interesting church and cemetery. How young they were when they died. Check out the bullet holes in the church (need to take the Russell 1-hr tour to know why) and loved the individual needlepoint cushions on the church pews. That’s a lot of work...More

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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Was on an Operatunity Tour of the Bay of Islands and the performers [tour leaders] did a very touching concert in this church. For those that know Operatunity we had Sue----Tizane----Karl--- and Paul on the piano. Incidently they caught the 8am ferry over to have...More

Thank Trisha826
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Reviewed March 16, 2018 via mobile

A visit to this church and a walk through the cemetery certainly brings the past to life with all its tragedy and hardship. We also visited the museum a short walk away which also notes links with the cemetery. Both well worth a visit.

Thank PeterandRichard
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Reviewed March 12, 2018

Christ church, the first Christian house of worship in ?New Zealand, has been lovingly maintained, with beautiful stained glass windows and a variety of needlework pew cushions depicting native scenes, flora and fauna.

Thank macderma
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Reviewed March 11, 2018

This historic church site contains the graves of many early settlers- some quite prominent and others young and forgotten. A walk through the cemetery helps bring history to life.

Thank 888lindsayf
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Reviewed March 6, 2018

Enjoy the history attached to this village church. Read names on tomb stones. Obviously a close community spirit as it is very well cared for.

Thank CJFP17
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Reviewed March 4, 2018

The church is interesting - particularly the graveyard. The graveyard provides a history of the origins of the area and the dangers of the sea.

Thank David U
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Reviewed March 2, 2018

Only interesting if you like colonial history & reading headstones..... the church was interesting, but not really WOW.....typically colonial.

Thank sydneyboxhead
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bevsymes
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Response from Frances M | Reviewed this property |
Sorry I don't know the answer You could google it
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I wouldn't think more than fifty
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