History of the parishes and churches

Information is continuously being added to the history of the parishes in Christchurch, throughout Canterbury and the West Coast. For now most of the information relates to Church buildings.

For further reading on Churches in the Christchurch Diocese see ‘Built in Faith: Catholic Churches of the Christchurch Diocese Past and Present 1840-2010‘ by Michael Hanrahan – available from the Diocesan Archives [$60 plus P&P $6.50 ]