St. Oswald's Memorial Church

St. Oswald's Memorial Church

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.

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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.

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Peter on 27 Mar 2022
I used to live in Blenheim and remember St Oswalds from the time I was a youngster travelling to Kaikoura or further south. Beautiful little church.
Brynn on 26 Mar 2022
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Guest Donor on 13 Jan 2022
We pass this way annually from the North Island and admire your wee church. Instead of stopping to put money in the box, this is a safer way of helping towards the restoration. All the Best. Beverley & Ian (former mainlanders)
Brian on 28 Jul 2021
Good luck!
Andy on 04 Jun 2021
St. Oswald's Memorial Church

Thank you for your donation it is much appreciated. We are looking forward to the day we can walk in the door and enjoy the peaceful space. Kind regards Laura

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