Nicely kept church with amazing grave yard. Interesting reading all old head stones and stories. $2 donation entry worth it.
About Christ Church
1 - 10 of 226 reviews
Taking the car ferry from Opua over to Russell only takes a couple of minutes. Once you get there you will be glad for your wheels. So much to see. Oyster farms , wineries, Okiato ( sight of first NZ government house ), restarants, cafes...More
If you are in Russell, don't miss the cemetery beside New Zealand's oldest church --- for a glimpse into life in a whaling port in the 1800s --- for example, the grave of a young New England whale ship officer who died while smoking his...More
Russell is full of history and this is just one of many on the must visit lists you should have. Donate a gold coin to help preserve this historic place.
Gold coin entry is well worth it to wander in this gorgeous little Church. Interesting to look at the musket bullet holes and read the inscriptions on some of the grave stones.
Historic church in Russell. Things to pay special attention to are the musket bullet holes in the outside walls and also the hand crafted cushions on the seats. Only a few minutes walk from the main street
While the church was closed a walk around the cemetery enabled one to gauge a little about the history of Russell. Cemeteries are not only the repository of the dead but a living document to the past - and Russell's cemetery fulfills this role well...More