St. Oswald's Memorial Church

Organisation page created in the Disaster category

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

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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;

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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

Posted by: St. Oswald's Memorial Church

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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Michael on 03 Feb 2021
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Peter on 04 Feb 2020
Jim on 20 Aug 2019
R McConnel
R McConnel 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!

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