Christ Church, Taita, Lower Hutt, Wellington, New Zealand

Christ Church, Taita, Lower Hutt, Wellington, New Zealand



 


Notes:
Christ Church Taita is the oldest surviving church in the Wellington Region. Built by local parishioners in 1853 the first service was on 1st January 1854.

The first wedding held at Christ Church was 10 days later on 11 Jan 1854. The first two marriages held at Christ church are recorded in the Marriage Register of Church of St James, River Hutt. They are

No 1 James Harris of The Taita bachelor and Mary Jane Mabey of the Taita, spinster were married in Christ Church Taita by License with the consent of parents this Eleventh day of January in the year 1854.
Witnesses Mary Anne Harris
Edward Harris

No. 2 John Houghton of Wellington, widower, and Mary Anne Harris, of Taita spinster were married in Christ Church Taita by License with the consent of parents this Eighteenth day of April in the year 1854
Witnesses Mary Mabey
Rob Robinson

Most of the records of the Church were destroyed in a fire at St Jamesí Church Lower Hutt in 1946.

In 1948, a new train line through the valley to the Wairarapa cut the Church off from the rapidly growing community, and the Anglican Church decided to move the church to Stokes Valley. This caused an outcry and a public meeting in 1950 voted to leave the Church on its original site. The Preservation Society was formed and has since taken responsibility for the care and maintenance of the church and its graveyard. This was the first time New Zealanders had lobbied to save an historic building and was one of the factors for Parliament deciding to pass the Historic Places Act (1954) and subsequently the formation of the Historic Places Trust.

In 1989 the church was badly damaged by fire (Dominion Sunday Times 11 Dec 1989). The church was restored from insurance and funds raised by public appeal. The dedication Service for the Restored church was held on 6 Oct 1991.

Christ Church is a consecrated church used for, weddings, baptisms and funerals, and special services.

[Click on this link for details of some of the tombstones in the Churchyard of Christ Church.]

Some of the information contained on this page was sourced from the following websites. This contribution is acknowledged

NZ Historic Places Trust Website - Listing
for Christ Church (Anglican) 73 Eastern Hutt Road, Taita.
Prepared by Helen McCracken 16 Aug 2001.
Used with Permission.(12&16 Feb 2009)
Click on the logo to go to the listing on their site.


Christ Church Preservation Society (Inc.)
Click on the logo to go to their site.




Address : Latitude: -41.17222986077585, Longitude: 174.96773064136505



Cemeteries

   Name   Location 
1.Christ Church Taita CemeteryLower Hutt, Hutt Valley, Wellington, New Zealand

Christened

Matches 1 to 14 of 14

   Last Name, Given Name(s)    Christened    Person ID 
1 Harris, Abraham John  11 Mar 1855Christ Church, Taita, Lower Hutt, Wellington, New Zealand I12103
2 Harris, Mary Maria  24 Feb 1874Christ Church, Taita, Lower Hutt, Wellington, New Zealand I444
3 Sunnex, Phoebe Annie Elizabeth  25 Apr 1871Christ Church, Taita, Lower Hutt, Wellington, New Zealand I456
4 Welch, Albert John  14 Dec 1862Christ Church, Taita, Lower Hutt, Wellington, New Zealand I55
5 Welch, Alfred  14 May 1872Christ Church, Taita, Lower Hutt, Wellington, New Zealand I60
6 Welch, Edward  12 Feb 1868Christ Church, Taita, Lower Hutt, Wellington, New Zealand I57
7 Welch, Henry  8 Jun 1865Christ Church, Taita, Lower Hutt, Wellington, New Zealand I56
8 Welch, Lucy Jane  25 Jan 1857Christ Church, Taita, Lower Hutt, Wellington, New Zealand I53
9 Welch, Lydia Maud  5 Oct 1869Christ Church, Taita, Lower Hutt, Wellington, New Zealand I58
10 Welch, William Clelland  25 Nov 1870Christ Church, Taita, Lower Hutt, Wellington, New Zealand I59
11 Wyeth, Herbert John  1 Jun 1875Christ Church, Taita, Lower Hutt, Wellington, New Zealand I459
12 Wyeth, Joseph  3 Dec 1854Christ Church, Taita, Lower Hutt, Wellington, New Zealand I38
13 Wyeth, Joseph Robert William (John/Jack)  28 Apr 1874Christ Church, Taita, Lower Hutt, Wellington, New Zealand I458
14 Wyeth, Thomas Earnest  26 Sep 1876Christ Church, Taita, Lower Hutt, Wellington, New Zealand I460

Buried

Matches 1 to 50 of 61

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   Last Name, Given Name(s)    Buried    Person ID 
1 Allen, Phillip Gordon  Christ Church, Taita, Lower Hutt, Wellington, New Zealand I7387
2 Benge, Elizabeth Annie  Christ Church, Taita, Lower Hutt, Wellington, New Zealand I15607
3 Bradley, Caroline  Christ Church, Taita, Lower Hutt, Wellington, New Zealand I22131
4 Carroll, Edward James  Aug 2005Christ Church, Taita, Lower Hutt, Wellington, New Zealand I3049
5 Child, Jane  5 Sep 1883Christ Church, Taita, Lower Hutt, Wellington, New Zealand I233
6 Daysh, Esther  Christ Church, Taita, Lower Hutt, Wellington, New Zealand I15612
7 Death, Charles  Christ Church, Taita, Lower Hutt, Wellington, New Zealand I22126
8 Death, George Gooch  Christ Church, Taita, Lower Hutt, Wellington, New Zealand I22112
9 Edwards, John  28 May 1889Christ Church, Taita, Lower Hutt, Wellington, New Zealand I15861
10 Golly, Susan Ann  27 Dec 1904Christ Church, Taita, Lower Hutt, Wellington, New Zealand I13802
11 Harris, Abraham  Christ Church, Taita, Lower Hutt, Wellington, New Zealand I454
12 Harris, Annie  Christ Church, Taita, Lower Hutt, Wellington, New Zealand I22334
13 Harris, Mary  Jun 1865Christ Church, Taita, Lower Hutt, Wellington, New Zealand I22333
14 Harris, Mary Ann  Sep 1872Christ Church, Taita, Lower Hutt, Wellington, New Zealand I22336
15 Harris, Sarah Jane  Christ Church, Taita, Lower Hutt, Wellington, New Zealand I12105
16 Harris, Sophia  25 Sep 1888Christ Church, Taita, Lower Hutt, Wellington, New Zealand I455
17 Harris, William Henry  Christ Church, Taita, Lower Hutt, Wellington, New Zealand I12101
18 Hedley, Sarah Arabella  Christ Church, Taita, Lower Hutt, Wellington, New Zealand I22349
19 Jones?, Henrietta  Jul 1871Christ Church, Taita, Lower Hutt, Wellington, New Zealand I22359
20 Kemble, Robert  Sep 1880Christ Church, Taita, Lower Hutt, Wellington, New Zealand I22358
21 Liverton, George  Christ Church, Taita, Lower Hutt, Wellington, New Zealand I13678
22 Mabey, David James  Christ Church, Taita, Lower Hutt, Wellington, New Zealand I15611
23 Mabey, George  Christ Church, Taita, Lower Hutt, Wellington, New Zealand I15605
24 Mabey, George Henry  Christ Church, Taita, Lower Hutt, Wellington, New Zealand I15613
25 Mabey, Grace  Christ Church, Taita, Lower Hutt, Wellington, New Zealand I15608
26 Mabey, Job  18 Dec 1896Christ Church, Taita, Lower Hutt, Wellington, New Zealand I15602
27 Mabey, Job Charles  Christ Church, Taita, Lower Hutt, Wellington, New Zealand I15606
28 Mabey, Rachel  25 Aug 1925Christ Church, Taita, Lower Hutt, Wellington, New Zealand I15610
29 Mabey, Rosie  Christ Church, Taita, Lower Hutt, Wellington, New Zealand 15609
30 Meager, Elizabeth Mary  Apr 1879Christ Church, Taita, Lower Hutt, Wellington, New Zealand I22361
31 Meager, Ellen Ann  Oct 1946Christ Church, Taita, Lower Hutt, Wellington, New Zealand I22365
32 Meager, Henry  Christ Church, Taita, Lower Hutt, Wellington, New Zealand I22360
33 Mockridge, Rachel  Christ Church, Taita, Lower Hutt, Wellington, New Zealand I15603
34 Peck, Samuel  Christ Church, Taita, Lower Hutt, Wellington, New Zealand I16592
35 Percy, Adelaide Eliza Jane  09 May 1913Christ Church, Taita, Lower Hutt, Wellington, New Zealand I22347
36 Percy, Arthur Welch  Jan 1939Christ Church, Taita, Lower Hutt, Wellington, New Zealand I22348
37 Percy, Charles  Jan 1871Christ Church, Taita, Lower Hutt, Wellington, New Zealand I22342
38 Percy, Frederick Richard  Sep 1883Christ Church, Taita, Lower Hutt, Wellington, New Zealand I22341
39 Percy, James Edward  Mar 1920Christ Church, Taita, Lower Hutt, Wellington, New Zealand I22345
40 Percy, Joseph  Mar 1886Christ Church, Taita, Lower Hutt, Wellington, New Zealand I22210
41 Percy, Lucy  Feb 1918Christ Church, Taita, Lower Hutt, Wellington, New Zealand I22343
42 Percy, Walter John  Feb 1934Christ Church, Taita, Lower Hutt, Wellington, New Zealand I22346
43 Percy, William Alfred  Jul 1935Christ Church, Taita, Lower Hutt, Wellington, New Zealand I22344
44 Read, Ann  Christ Church, Taita, Lower Hutt, Wellington, New Zealand I2034
45 Rouse, William  19 Sep 1916Christ Church, Taita, Lower Hutt, Wellington, New Zealand I12809
46 Sturgeon, Mary Ann  Christ Church, Taita, Lower Hutt, Wellington, New Zealand I22113
47 Sunnex, William  Christ Church, Taita, Lower Hutt, Wellington, New Zealand I1631
48 Sykes, Annie Maria Jane  Nov 1866Christ Church, Taita, Lower Hutt, Wellington, New Zealand I163
49 Sykes, Isaac  2 Aug 1932Christ Church, Taita, Lower Hutt, Wellington, New Zealand I165
50 Welch, Anne Marie  Nov 1901Christ Church, Taita, Lower Hutt, Wellington, New Zealand I22200

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Married

Matches 1 to 5 of 5

   Family    Married    Family ID 
1 Harris / Daysh  15 Sep 1859Christ Church, Taita, Lower Hutt, Wellington, New Zealand F1705
2 Harris / Mabey  11 Jan 1854Christ Church, Taita, Lower Hutt, Wellington, New Zealand F1704
3 Houghton / Harris  18 Apr 1854Christ Church, Taita, Lower Hutt, Wellington, New Zealand F1706
4 Meager / Welch  09 Mar 1857Christ Church, Taita, Lower Hutt, Wellington, New Zealand F6829
5 Welch / Hedley  09 Oct 1856Christ Church, Taita, Lower Hutt, Wellington, New Zealand F6826