About us

Sarah and Grant are grateful to call Greytown home and founded Grace Greytown in a picturesque and historical church at 75 Main Street in October 2023.

Having previously owned a gift and homewares store in Auckland for many years, the opportunity to create a retail store in such a beautiful space was one not to be missed.

With a carefully curated range of beautiful furniture, homewares, gifts and more, Grace Greytown is sure to delight.

Sarah says "It's fabulous to be back in retail again with our ethos of providing great customer service and an equally interesting range of products. We hope you enjoy shopping online with us, and please come and visit when you are passing through our wonderful village in Greytown".



The Church

Grace Greytown is located in the former St. Andrews Church Fordell at 75 Main Street Greytown.

The church was built in 1886 in Fordell, near Whanganui, and is a neoclassical style building constructed out of native timber. The building was relocated to its present site in Greytown on 10th March 2009.

After a lengthy planning process the church was prepared for transportation through the Manawatu Gorge. The church was cut into two pieces above the window line, and after bracing internally, it was transported though the Manawatu Gorge.

The narrow site in Greytown's Heritage Precinct is in close proximity to historic buildings and notable trees. Great care was taken to minimise the risk of damage to these. The two pieces were skillfully craned from the main street, over the neighbouring St. John's hall into position.

The former church has been restored and upgraded for commercial use with minimal alteration to its original fabric.