Rangiora (East Belt) Cemetery

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[edit] Location

East Belt, Rangiora.

NZSG: Q06.06

[edit] Description

It is now closed for burials. Many of the surrounds have been removed and the tombstones realigned to aid maintenance.

[edit] History

When the Rangiora Anglican Cemetery was denied as a resting place for non-conformists, the other denominations acquired land in East Belt. John Macfarlane donated a section for the Presbyterians, George Booth for the Free Methodists, and the Baptists collected and bought the adjacent section for their use.

The majority of the burials are the Presbyterians. The early Presbyterian settlers from Kaiapoi, Rangiora and the surrounding districts are interred here. When the Free Methodists joined with the Wesleyans, interments were usually at the Ashley Street Methodist Cemetery. The Baptist section also has many of Rangiora’s early settlers.

[edit] Burials

[edit] Acknowledgements

Waimakariri District Council publication "Cemeteries Within The Waimakariri District"

[edit] Return to Canterbury Cemeteries

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