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Christ Church

Church Street, Russell, New Zealand
+64 9-403 7696
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Nau mai, haere and welcome to Christ Church, New Zealand's oldest existing church and cemetery. A digital walk can be downloaded from the App stores from Hikoi Tahi Walking Tours which share the fascinating stories of some of the people buried here. Enjoy visiting our cemetery and do visit our beautiful church.
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Church Street, Russell, New Zealand
+64 9-403 7696

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Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

Nicely kept church with amazing grave yard. Interesting reading all old head stones and stories. $2 donation entry worth it.

Thank Kerrie O
Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

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

Thank b0ris2
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Lovely church, well maintained and very peaceful Lots of history associated with this place. Grave yard interesting too

Thank Caroline M
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

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

Thank Don L
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

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.

Thank Alan W
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Super cute little church with a lot of history behind it. Great if your wanting to learn a bit of history. I love how everything in and around the church is well maintained.

Thank Angela L
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

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.

Thank Diamonds2
Reviewed 19 October 2017 via mobile

But then I am biased as my fiancé proposed here. The kids loved the history of the cemetery and it was very cool seeing the musket holes in the building. Visit anytime

Thank Amanda74m
Reviewed 13 October 2017

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

Thank Joe_Stevenson85
Reviewed 3 October 2017

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

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Response from Frances M | Reviewed this property |
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Response from Frances M | Reviewed this property |
I wouldn't think more than fifty