Ahaura 1st Church


Church Name: St Mary.  First church

The first church at Ahaura was simply the east end wing of the school building. 1871-1898. Fr Pertuis opened a boarding school for girls in 1872, intended for all denominations. In 1873 a further building was erected as a boys’ school. Contemporary photos show a doorway leading into what was probably a large end room with arched windows. There was no free-standing church until the second St Mary’s was built in 1898.


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Ahaura 1st Church