Festival

Telling the Story: James Stack and the Anglican Story.

James W Stack was born in Puriri in 1835 to missionary parents. Years later he started a mission himself in Port Levy and St Stephens in Tuahiwi (near Woodend) is part of his legacy.


Festival 200: Telling the Story is a series of video interviews with locals telling the gospel story across Christchurch and Canterbury.

Telling the Story: The Deans family and the Presbyterian Story.

In 1842 the Dean family arrived in Christchurch. Their faith and celtic heritage shaped their commitment to the Canterbury area, enduring to today.

Festival 200: Telling the Story is a series of video interviews with locals telling the gospel story across Christchurch and Canterbury.


Telling the Story: Christchurch Chinese Church.

25 years ago Jack and his wife arrived back in New Zealand, unsure what the future looked like. It looked like a Chinese language church, serving the community and bringing people closer to God.


Telling the Story: The Salvation Army.

In 1883 the Salvation Army held its first meetings in The Gaiety Theatre, Christchurch. Bram Cook and Bill Allcot tell the story of the young men William Booth sent and the movement started which continues to this day.


Telling the Story: Warren Gouman and Steve Burgess – the South City C3 story.

Last year South City and C3 combined to form one congregation, a process that, while difficult, was a special relationship that came out of the earthquakes.


Telling the Story: Fr Pat Breeze – Marist Priests arrive in Canterbury

Marist priests first arrived in Aotearoa in 1838, making it to Canterbury by 1840. Father Pat Breeze shares the story of a missionary community committed to sharing the gospel and serving in the Pacific.


Telling the Story: Max Palmer – Peter Morrow and the story of New Life

Long time friend of Peter Morrow, Max tells the story of New Life in Christchurch and the extraordinary influence of Peter across the city and the nation.


Telling the Story: Murray Robertson and the story of South West Baptist

In 1865 a young man named Thomas Jefcoate helped form what eventually became Spreydon Baptist in Christchurch. More information on this amazing story is available here.

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