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Christ Church, Russell

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Church Tourist Spot
Step into Christ Church to appreciate the historical and spiritual resonance of New Zealand's oldest church. Built in 1835, the simple rectangular chapel represents a treasure at the heart of the local community and still serves its original purpose. Those interested in history have a chance to imagine the story of missionaries in the country, and the first moments of contact between European settlers and the indigenous Maori people. Visitors of faith will find a calm and reverential atmosphere, unchanged by the church's status as a local landmark. Put Christ Church into our Russell trip generator and find out what's close by, where to stay, and where to head next.
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  • A very pretty church, the oldest in New Zealand and with some interesting memorial stones in the adjoining graveyard.  more »
  • Had our wedding here at 3pm in May. It was sunny and bright inside the church. The historic charm of the venue meant we did not need to decorate. Our guests enjoyed the venue.  more »
  • Such a peaceful setting for this historic church, steeped in history. Wandering around the beautifully tended church yard shows generations of families buried close together. The interior of the churc...  more »
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  • The New Zealand's oldest church, you'll see the link with and influences of the maritime life (and death) everywhere. A real harbor church.
  • Was awesome to see the oldest building in NZ was free entry! Heaps of history here and good way to spend time in the town. The town was a little run down and not really the booming tourism town it once was. The church is great as it is well maintained
  • Must stop by if you are around.