One of the most fascinating churches I have encountered - and there are many in New Zealand - is Christ Church in Russell. The church is the oldest church still used as such in NZ today, and possibly the oldest building still used for its original purpose. Its history is fascinating.
Another example of a tiny place 'donating' its souls to the defence of a far away land - although there could, of cours, have been repercussions for New Zealand, particularly in the Second World War from Japan
The whole church has individually worked seat cushions. Interestingly when I regularly worshipped in churches in communion with the Church of England or the Roman Catholic church members of the congregation sat on hard pews and kneeled for prayer and these would have been kneelers.