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This historic old church is exquisite, and what a surprise! It is a little church but in cruciform... read more

Reviewed 6 September 2018
Paul S
Adelaide, Australia
Beautiful little church

Stopped by for a quick visit and took time to admire the internal architecture and stained glass... read more

Reviewed 13 July 2018
Clive O
New Plymouth, Taranaki, New Zealand
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Reviewed 6 September 2018

This historic old church is exquisite, and what a surprise! It is a little church but in cruciform shape, with wonderful roof angles framing the sanctuary. The sanctuary is a picture with a colourful stained glass window behind. The organ with its decorated pipes is...More

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank Paul S
Reviewed 13 July 2018 via mobile

Stopped by for a quick visit and took time to admire the internal architecture and stained glass windows. A lovely little church. A slice of Akaroa history that survived the Christchurch earthquake.

Date of experience: July 2018
Thank Clive O
Reviewed 25 June 2018

Lovely church to stop in for a few minutes, not only for the beautiful architecture, but simply a place of peace.

Date of experience: June 2018
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Reviewed 9 June 2018

Visited on Wednesday 25th April and was amazed at how well this building has been maintained and is still being used today. A credit to the residents of Akaroa.

Date of experience: April 2018
1  Thank Michael-4551
Reviewed 27 May 2018

On the walk up to the giants house, you'll come across St Peters Anglican Church. It has been restored after some damage from the Christchurch earthquakes in Sept 2010 and Feb 2011. It is a very quaint little village church.

Date of experience: January 2018
Thank Sue H
Reviewed 25 February 2018 via mobile

Nice small wooden church. Recently reopened after structural strengthening following the 2011(?) Christchurch earthquakes. A couple of nice stained glass windows. 2236

Date of experience: February 2018
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Reviewed 23 November 2017

On the road up to the giants house is this charming late Victorian wooden church. It is a haven of peace in this quiet community and is looked after with care and attention by te locals

Date of experience: November 2017
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Reviewed 29 September 2017 via mobile

This church was apparently built in 1863/64 - I wasn't there 😉. Recently restored, the beautiful native timbers and stained glass windows along with the high ceilings make this an inspiring place to pause in. Take the step climb to the balcony, ignoring the state...More

Date of experience: September 2017
Thank Ezra710
Reviewed 16 April 2017 via mobile

I started attending this church in 1949! Was a alter boy and sang in the choir. Fond memories, lovely peaceful place.

Date of experience: February 2017
1  Thank gckiwi
Reviewed 23 March 2017

A peaceful little church that has a lot of character. Could be easily overlooked, hiding behind the overhang of a tree just a few paces up Rue Balguerie from the "main street".

Date of experience: March 2017
1  Thank Christoforo626
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