You are welcome to join us at our Annual Service and afternoon tea.
This year, the Hooper family are celebrating the arrival of John and Caroline Hooper in the Hutt Valley in 1841. They came from Somerset England and during the voyage Caroline gave birth to her sixth child. Her 16 year old daughter died at sea.
Join the Society for the annual Christmas Carol Service. David Dell and the Take Note Singers will be leading the singing and the service will be taken by Rev. John Daysh. The roses are in full bloom and the church is floodlit in the evening – a truly amazing experience!
If you would love to view Christ Church, maybe thinking about getting married here or holding a family christening, portrait photos or similar, please contact our Secretary Janice Henderson on email email@example.com to arrange a convenient time.
Following my request for heritage rose cuttings in the last Preservation Post, I was contacted by Elizabeth Bargh a descendant of Esther, daughter of John and Elizabeth Ings Daysh.
She has donated 12 roses from Trinity Farm for us to plant in the graveyard. What a great gift! Thank you so much Elizabeth.
My husband John and I have planted 7 and the rest are in our vegetable garden awaiting planting when the fence and paved areas are completed.
Here is a list of the roses.
1) Bishop Darlington
3) Bourbon Queen
4) General Gallieni
5) Comtesse du Cayla
6) Trinity Farm Hybrid Musk
9) Dublin Bay
11) Shower of Gold
12) Cynts Apricot Cluster
The Church has had a very busy time during February and March with 5 stunning weddings.
Comments from one couple:
“Firstly I’d like to thank you so much for allowing us to be married in Taita Christ Church. It was such a beautiful experience, really genuinely intimate and special and we’ll remember our ceremony forever. Our guests raved about the church, which many of them had not visited before. It truly is a jewel of Lower Hutt. You made the process of being married there very easy and we enjoyed meeting you.”