“One of the most difficult problems a parish clergyman has to solve is, how to interest the elder boys of a Sunday School in the work of God’s Church” proclaims an article from the November 1893 issue of the Church Gazette. Lucy Calder was a prominent figure at the All Saints Church in Ponsonby, who … More Mrs Calder’s Bible Class
The chapel bell, still in use at St John’s College, was formed from two cracked and disused church bells sent to England to be reforged into one. One of these was the original bell from when the College was established in Waimate by Bishop Selwyn in 1842. This bell had already been reforged from other … More The Chapel Bell at St John’s College
It is a well-known fact that Bishop George Augustus Selwyn, Bishop of New Zealand initially declined the Bishopric of Lichfield, England, but it is little known that he had previously declined appointment as Metropolitan of the Australian Church. The Morning Chronicle newspaper in Sydney in 1853, announced that Bishop George Augustus Selwyn, Bishop of New … More Selwyn as Bishop of Sydney?