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Christ Church, Russell

Categories: Churches, Tourist Spots
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4.5/5 based on 180 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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  • The city is such a fascinating place and sad at the same time. There is still so much devastation from the earthquake but he place is still so vibrant and the people are so friendly and nice. Still so...  read more »
  • Russell是紐西蘭第一個歐洲人定居的城鎮,很古樸,很多東西都是紐西蘭的第一,第一在歷史上的定義就是古樸,但也都可能比較簡陋,看你怎麼看歷史的定義。我覺得這個教堂如果拿掉第一這個頭銜,應該不會有人來,因為真的蠻簡單的一個教堂。 
  • We had a look around with our (very secular) 5 and 10 year old, who were fascinated by the old gravestones. A half hour of talking about the stories behind them followed with them getting a more relev...  read more »
  • 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
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