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?
In New Zealand, during the 1860s, Māori were conflicted between their faith to Christianity and their adherence to the Anglican Church, which many of them viewed as working on behalf of the Crown. The New Zealand Wars resulted in many Māori losing confidence in the Church and distrusting its leaders. The extensive land confiscations in … More Ngā Korero a te Hui o te Hahi Māori o ngā Takiwa – Reports of Native Church Board Meetings