After 133 years, the Lumsden Presbyterian Church has a new home at Arrow Junction.

The church, built in 1891, was listed for sale online after its members decided to replace it with a bigger, more modern space.

Arrowtowners Warrick and Heather Weber fell ‘‘in love at first sight’’, snapped it up and this week had it relocated, with plans to turn it into a family home.

‘‘We were looking at building a new house, but when we saw the church online we just loved it and knew it was what we wanted to do,’’ Heather says.

After five months of resource consenting, the church was finally relocated by Kings House Removals in two parts this week, beginning with the roof on Monday, followed by the building proper on Tuesday.

Kings co-owner Warren Willis says while the trip would normally take about 90 minutes, due to the wide load and traffic, the roof took closer to six hours.

Heather says they hope to have the church converted into a four-bedroom home, with help from BV Builders, by November — its journey was followed by TVNZ’s Moving Houses show, now hosted by former All Black Andy Ellis.

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