Hiona St Stephen’s Church

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Hiona St Stephen’s Church information

Opotiki , New Zealand
128 Church St
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Opening hours
services 8am & 9.30am Sun, 10am Thu
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White-weatherboard St Stephen's (1862) is an Anglican church with a perfectly proportioned timber-lined interior. Reverend Carl Volkner, known by the local Whakatohea tribe to have acted as a government spy, was murdered here in 1865. In 1992 the Governor-General granted Mokomoko, the man who hanged for the crime, a full pardon, which hangs in the lobby.