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Christ Church
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Location Taitā, Lower Hutt
Country New Zealand
Denomination Anglican
Heritage designation
Designated: 21 September 1989
Reference #: 1325
Architect(s) Octavius Bousfield
Style Gothic Revival architecture
Years built 1853

Christ Church in Taitā, Lower Hutt is the oldest surviving church in the Wellington region of New Zealand.

The land the church is built on was donated by Algernon Grey Tollemache. Sidney Hirst, a Yorkshire born carpenter constructed the building, completing it in late 1853.

In the 1950s, efforts to protect the church played a role in the establishment of the New Zealand Historic Places Trust.

An arsonist destroyed about a third of the interior of the building in 1989, but it has since been restored from photos and architectural drawings.

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