St. Oswald's Memorial Church

Organisation page created in the Disaster category
Share   Donate

The little land mark stone church, St. Oswald's, on State Highway 1 was severely damaged in the Kaikoura Earthquake.

Main image

  Marlborough Our History Religion NZ Disaster

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.

For more information, and updates on our situation, please visit our Facebook page;

More about us

St. Oswalds Memorial church is an Anglican Presbyterian Joint Venture

Use of funds

Funds raised will be used to repair the church to its former glory.

Latest update

Funds Raised  20 February 2018

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.

Latest donations

  • Jay Gardner

    Jay Gardner 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.


  • R&J King

    R&J King on 21 May 2019



  • Guest Donor

    Guest Donor on 21 May 2019



  • Dan Searle

    Dan Searle on 20 May 2019


    We are not church goers, but we have always enjoyed and been inspired by the little church on the highway south.


    • St. Oswald's Memorial Church

      Thank you very much for your donation. We are looking forward to the day the repair work begins. Kind regards, Laura

  • Guest Donor

    Guest Donor on 22 Mar 2019



Who's involved?

St. Oswald's Memorial Church's avatar
Created by, and paying to a verified bank account of, St. Oswald's Memorial Church

Registered Charity A Registered Charity has legal recognition under the Charities Act 2005.
Tax credit Donations of over $5 are eligible for a New Zealand charitable giving tax credit.
Page Moderated The page has been checked by our team to make sure it complies with our terms and conditions.


You can start a fundraiser to have your own page that raises money directly for St. Oswald's Memorial Church.

Got a question for the page owner?

2 questions have been asked already. Check them out and ask yours here.

Any concerns?

Report this page
You might notice some changes - we've updated our page layout to give a better experience. We think we've hit the mark, but if something's not right, please let us know by emailing
Share a link to this page to help spread the word




  Copy Link