I wonder if there is another church built from timber that is 38,000 years old?
Step inside (the door isn't locked) and see the beautiful kauri walls. Take a pew but don't bring too many friends. In a church this size there isn't room for a crowd. They say it seats six adults but I think you could squeeze in seven.
It has lovely stained glass windows:
Warren Suckling, otherwise known as the Kumara Man, built the tiny church in six weeks. Thanks, Warren, I think it is quite wonderful.
It sits on a long narrow piece of land just off the road to Te Kopuru and Pouto, surrounded by a white picket fence and lovely garden.
You can wander and admire the huge whimsical kiwi:
or look at the old kumara harvester.
A team of workers were harvesting kumara in an adjoining paddock and the modern version is much different.
(self propelled 10 man kumara harvester.
photo courtesy of Crompton Engineering)
I don't really understand why the kiwi and harvester and other things were there. I would have been happy to just see the charming little church.