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St Peter Chanel Waimakariri

The Parish of St Peter Chanel, Waimakariri, was established in 2013 and comprises the former parishes of Kaiapoi and Rangiora.  In the early days Rangiora

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Church Name: St Mary & St Francis de Sales Designed by Benjamin Mountfort, the first Rangiora church was opened on July 31,1870 by Fr Chervier.

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The first St Patrick’s Church was opened in Kaiapoi on January 15, 1882 by Bishop Redwood, a cottage having previously been used as a Mass

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