The little land mark stone church, St. Oswald's, on State Highway 1 was severely damaged in the Kaikoura Earthquake.
St. Oswald's Memorial Church was built in 1927 in memory of Charles Hector Heaton Murray by his parents, then gifted to the Nelson Anglican Diocese. Following the Canterbury Earthquakes of 2010/2011 most stone structures built before 1930 throughout the NZ Anglican Diocese became unviable to insure for earthquake damage.
As a result of the November 14, 2016 Kaikoura Earthquake this landmark building suffered significant damage.
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St. Oswalds Memorial church is an Anglican Presbyterian Joint Venture
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Funds raised will be used to repair the church to its former glory.
Funds Raised 20 February 2018
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Since the St. Oswalds Give a Little Page started in May 2017 over $19,000 has been raised.
Since the 7 Sharp story on 19 February
over $12,000 has been raised.
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on 15 Jul 2019
My partner and I were amazed to see such a standout piece of architecture this far out, and we both hope your renovations/strethening works help to make this little slice of history stand a long while longer!
on 24 May 2019
I find this so upsetting but I have faith that the money will be raised and You'll be able to restore the church. I have a happy memory of midnight mass there.
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