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Christ Church, Russell

(4.5/5 based on 220+ reviews on the web)
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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  • This old church has a fascinating cemetry attached with early inhabitants buried there. The church is quaint.  more »
  • Good for a 30min walk around, looking over the gravestones and exploring the gardens on the site. Worth a visit  more »
  • What can one say. It is a beautiful small church in a lovely setting very peaceful to walk around and stop and reflect.  more »
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  • 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