G) St Joesph's Catholic Church

Built-in 1865, St Joseph's was the oldest original stone Roman Catholic church in the South Island. 

The church was important to the many Irish settlers who came to New Zealand and settled in Lyttelton,  escaping the potato famine that struck Ireland between 1845 and 1849. 

Unfortunately, the beautiful stone church also fell victim to the 2011 earthquake, like many other significant historic buildings in the region.

However, you are still able to view the gate and walk up the steps to view the former site. 

G) St Joesph's Catholic Church