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Catholic St. Patrick's Akaroa

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Address: Rue Lavaud | Banks Peninsula, Akaroa 2004, New Zealand
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An Oasis of Calm.

We visited this lovely little church during a shore day from a Carnival Cruise. I saw a note on the jetty as I came of the tender that Mass was at 12 noon. This was a lovely... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 4 weeks ago
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bear@internode.on.net
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We visited this lovely little church during a shore day from a Carnival Cruise. I saw a note on the jetty as I came of the tender that Mass was at 12 noon. This was a lovely experience, Fr Paul G Shannahan, has the 12 noon time on cruise ship days! The views are beautiful out over the bay.

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Tauranga, New Zealand
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 weeks ago

First you must respect this holy place and definitely don't waddle in wearing your g-string or sucking and ice cream. Just take a pew and switch off from the world.

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Sydney, Australia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 January 2017

We spent a day in Akaroa and went to Mass at this church. As it was a Sunday and a cruise ship was in there was a 12 noon Mass as well as the 9.30am. The friendly priest welcomes visitors and asked us all where we were from. The Church is open for visitors including those who would like to... More 

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Sydney
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 November 2016

St Patricks is a lovely church on well kept grounds with glorious views over Akaroa Harbour. Very nice stained glass windows but the church is starting to show some deteriation and is in need of restoration works. Recommend a visit when in Akaroa.

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Dartmouth, Canada
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 November 2016

This is a lovely little catholic church here in town, and it was open and free to visit. A mass was scheduled for later in the day. I am not sure if this is normal, or if it was being put on for our visit (On a cruise stop). the church is a lovely wooden structure, but is in serious... More 

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Christchurch, New Zealand
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 October 2016

traditional wooden church, nice stained glass. Friendly priest we found doing the church garden, was happy to talk.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 September 2016

It's worth a visit if you're already in town, it's very small and will only take about 15 minutes to see. The graveyard (on a separate site) is a much more interesting spot.

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Christchurch, New Zealand
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 July 2016

Such a tastefully preserved historic wooden church with its original timbers and cute architecture provides an oasis for the weary traveller and a place of worship for the local vibrant catholic community that use this church regularly.

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Greater Adelaide, Australia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 June 2016

Very warm, peaceful place with lots of character, if you feel like meditating and centering is the perfect place for one's recollection

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 April 2016

A small church with lots of character and history. Worth a visit and feel free to attend a Sunday mass. Probably needs some help with a donation for some upkeep.

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