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Church of the Good Shepherd

The foundation stone was laid by H.R.H. the Duke of Gloucester, on January 15th, 1935. The completed Church was dedicated by the Bishop of Christchurch, Dr Campbell West-Watson, on August 3rd, 1935. The Vicar of the Parish at the time was the Rev. W.E.D. Davies, and the architect, Mr R.S.D. Harman.The builders of the Church were instructed that the site was to be left undisturbed, and that even the matagouri bushes surrounding the building were to remain. Rocks which happened to be on the wall line were not to be removed. The stones for the wall were to be procured from within a radius of five miles of the site, and were to be unchipped and in their natural condition.The original roof was of wooden shingles, but had to be replaced with the present slates in 1957.The cupboard in the Vestry is made of wood from the Tekapo Bridge, which was demolished in 1954.The Church of the Good Shepherd is interdenominational and services are held regularly throughout the year.

“Somehow the setting and the church combine to speak of God to those who enter and pause in the midst of their busy lives.” – Peter Hurricks

Our first stay was at the Dell B&B in Luggate, run by Pene and Dave. Ace is the oldest of their two dogs and is often patrolling the perimeter or more than likely just curled up on the sofa.

He's a bit slow moving now but always keen for a walk.

The other dog Molly provides great entertainment, that is if you love throwing things for hours on end...

Molly on the other hand is more interested on what's been thrown next!
A wonderful place to stay surrounded by beautiful countryside, great area for outdoor activities such as walking, fishing, boating, skiing and even sky diving. - Debbie Grant
Great hosts very friendly and welcoming. Lovely place to stay, very relaxing and love the views. - Leone Ward
read the reviews sounds (like an) amazing place and hope to visit some day - Jean Gregg
Excellent property, excellent place and excellent owner -Eleonora Bernasconi
Lake cruise courtesy of Eco Wanaka
One of the small islands on Wanaka Lake
Family at the Dell B&B
lake Pukaki

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