St Joseph's Anglican Maori Church

St Joseph's Anglican Maori Church is located just on the outskirts of Awanui and was built roughly around 1887. It was given it's name in compliance with the wish of the principal chiefs in commemoration of of the missionary work done by Reverend Joseph Matthews and the ministry of lay-reader Joseph Poutama.

We visited this area in 2018 but never got to venture inside but still a nice tidy church and cemetery nonetheless.

Linking up with Our World Tuesday and My corner of the world.


  1. I think the churches of New Zealand are such an important part of its social history and I love visiting them. This is a very charming one.

  2. A very neat church and yard. I do like your church photos

  3. So beautiful. Nice to read about the Church.

  4. It's such a pleasant and peaceful scene!

  5. A small beautiful looking church. The grounds look nice and tidy.

  6. You find the neatest churches!

  7. I love finding these simple churches dotted around New Zealand. Thanks for sharing this one.

    I enjoyed your post at 'My Corner of the World' so much this week!

    My Corner of the World


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