Posted by: preshist | February 1, 2010

19th century NZ Presbyterian practices

We are back in touch after the holiday season, computer inaccessibility and spending time in Wellington sorting records.  We trust that 2010 will be a successful year for all those who meet us on the web.  

Our first posting for the year is the Lecture that Dr. Alison Clarke presented to the History Network on 15 October 2009,  entitled Presbyterian way of life in 19th Century New Zealand where she considers the various colonial approaches to Sabbath observance, Easter and Christmas celebrations, the communion season, baptism, thanksgiving and fasting.  Ali has been researching aspects of the Presbyterian Church for many years and she took the opportunity of drawing on much of her research for this stimulating paper.   Read on…

Harvest Thanksgiving, Waihola Church, 1899-1900

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