Topic: Church of the Epiphany, Gebbies Valley

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The Church of the Epiphany is built of timber with vertical weather boards and is set on stone piles. The chancel part of the new church was erected by Mr Hall of Governor’s Bay. The nave was added in 1884 by Mr A. Forbes of Tai Tapu with seating for 75 people. Four years later the church, which cost 242 pounds and 3 shillings, was opened debt-free. 

The Church of the Epiphany, Gebbies Valley, was consecrated in 1885 by Bishop Harper on the Feast of the Epiphany,  Tuesday 6th January. The brick bell tower was built in 1914 in remembrance of Elizabeth Sheppard by her husband, George. They were farmers in the valley.

It was badly damaged in the earthquakes of 2010-11 and was restored in 2012. The original shingle roof was replaced with iron in 1918.

 

299 Gebbies Pass Road

 

Gebbies Valley


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Church of the Epiphany, Gebbies Valley


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