pukeatua memorial church

located on Arapuni Road, Waikato, built in 1955


The beautiful little place of worship was established in 1955, built by the small farming community of Pukeatua as a memorial and lasting reminder of those local young men who gave their lives in the two World Wars. 

At the time the Pukeatua Church was built the district had no church and Sunday services were held in the local hall. The idea for a church for all denominations was first mooted in 1946 and was taken up with enthusiasm, with 500 pledged towards the building at the first meeting.  Edited excerpts from the book 'Waipa Home of Champions: Celebrating 150 Years'. Written and produced by historians Richard Stowers and Kingsley Field.

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kiwimeskreations said...

Love that wee church, and the beautiful surrounds - they are not that far from home, so I see them reasonably often
Stay safe

kiwikid said...

Lovely old church and so good to see it is being maintained, it was interesting to read the history.

Nancy Chan said...

I like this little church. I wonder how the interior looks like.

Rose said...

What a memorial! It is one of the best I have ever seen.

Susie of Arabia said...

It looks so quaint. Hope you are staying well.