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St Joseph’s 

The Pride of South Canterbury The first church in Temuka, South Canterbury, was established with the arrival of the Marist, Fr. Louis Fauvel SM. It was a simple wooden building with a shingle roof, built as waves of settlers came into the area. In 1879, Fr Henneberry OSD, the famous missionary, visited. He encouraged locals […]