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St. Faith's Anglican Church

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Address: Corner of Mataiawhea & Korokai Streets | Ohinemutu, Rotorua, New Zealand
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A serene place

The carvings are beautiful. There is a stunning etching in a large glass window of Christ, wearing a Maori cloak, and if you crouch down he appears to be walking on the waters of... read more

Reviewed 18 March 2017
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Guildford, United Kingdom
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Guildford, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 18 March 2017

The carvings are beautiful. There is a stunning etching in a large glass window of Christ, wearing a Maori cloak, and if you crouch down he appears to be walking on the waters of Lake Rotorua. Outside there is a specially dedicated area of war graves. Maori have been part of NZ armed forces in a remarkable number of arenas... More 

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Melbourne, Australia
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Reviewed 16 March 2017

Most beautiful small Church. Right on Lake Rotorua , this Amazing Church is a must see. A hidden Gem. Inside the decor is mostly outstanding Maori carvings. Informative Guide to tell all about its history. Really fascinating even if you are not religious. Entry by small donation only.

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Brooklyn, Iowa
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Reviewed 14 March 2017

Be sure to see the etched glass window of Jesus but with the face of a Maori man & the whole image seems to be walking water because of the water outside the window. Please view the traditional Maori mat designs that surround the inside of the church. While we were there--a choir was practicing Maori type songs--very inspiring. This... More 

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Thank Ron A
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Reviewed 13 March 2017

Beautiful small church with the most impressive window but take a moment longer to look around the rest of the church and grounds. There was a lovely lady at the door who was very welcoming.

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Reviewed 8 March 2017

A beautiful place made with love to honour the people of our country and our heroes who fought to protect our rights to freedom. Most important a place to commune with God.

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Coventry, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 27 February 2017

This church was closed when we got there but it is in a beautiful setting. There was a young girl walking behind me and she squealed when she stood on a hot piece of ground. It seems the place is covered in thermal activity.

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Woodland, California
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Reviewed 25 February 2017

This church and the grounds on which it stands are in a Maori village on the shore of Lake Rototura. It is a beautiful church with a very interesting history. There is geothermal activity all around. Well worth a visit.

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Herzliya, Israel
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Reviewed 23 February 2017

One of the jewels of Rotorua which one should not miss. A very special and original place - The Saint Faith Anglican Church in the lakeside Maori village of Ohinemutu in Rotorua - decorated with timber wood Maori carvings and stained-glass windows. One window features an image of Christ wearing a Maori cloak as he appears to walk on the... More 

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Reviewed 19 February 2017

Went to night service on Christmas eve. Such a beautiful and well looked after Church. Very happy we stayed up for it.

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Reviewed 14 February 2017

After the hectic time in Rotorua, this is a delightful peaceful corner of tranquility. the volunteer on duty was very pleasant and informative. the church is part of the old village and that too is worth a just. about 10 mins walk from town centre.

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