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Christ Church, Russell

(4.5/5 based on 200+ 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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  • Old small church with a history, with old bullet holes. Well-kept cemetery with prominent people.
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  • An interesting place for lovers of history and is located right next to the Russell. It is the oldest church in NC. Anglican.
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  • You can't go to Russell without visiting Christ Church. Such interesting history, especially the musket ball holes. I particularly loved the tapestry kneelers (hassocks) depicting flowers, the sea, fl...  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