Knox Church, Christchurch

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Knox Church
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The shell of Knox Church in August 2013 after the remaining bricks had been removed
43°31′16″S 172°37′43″E / 43.52111°S 172.62861°E / -43.52111; 172.62861Coordinates: 43°31′16″S 172°37′43″E / 43.52111°S 172.62861°E / -43.52111; 172.62861
CountryNew Zealand
Heritage designationCategory II
Designated6 September 1984[1]
Architect(s)Robert England
Years built1902

Knox Church is a Presbyterian church in Christchurch, New Zealand.

The original church was built in 1880 to a design by Samuel Farr. When the attendance increased beyond the capacity of the building, a new church was built in 1902 alongside the first one to a design by Robert England.[2] Located on the corner of Bealey Avenue and Victoria Street, it was one of Christchurch's historic buildings that was badly damaged during the 2011 Christchurch earthquake, but which has been repaired to a design by Wilkie and Bruce Architects using the remaining wooden frame.[3] Other buildings in the Knox complex remained functional.


  1. ^ "Knox Church (Presbyterian)". Register of Historic Places. Heritage New Zealand. Retrieved 30 October 2014.
  2. ^ "History". Knox Church. Retrieved 15 July 2016.
  3. ^ Harvie, Will (22 February 2013). "Knox Church will be rebuilt". The Press. Retrieved 30 October 2014.