Church Standing Tall ~ a People's History of St John's in the City by Scott Thomson

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Through 150 years the congregation ~ worshippers and ministers alike ~ has frequently included national leaders. In the past 50 years, St John's has experienced growth and decline, controversy and consolidation. Sometimes these periods have coincided with national trends and global events. More often St John's has gone its own way. The soaring wooden steeple of settler days is dwarfed by towering 21st century structures, but it still stands out from the crowd. Prefaced by some lesser- known facts from the earlier days, this book is the story of the last half century as the author and St John's people have seen it. Church Standing Tall has been published in association with St John's 150th anniversary celebrations. About the Author Scott Thomson is a retired Presbyterian minister. Between his youth in Otago's first Church and his current membership at St John's in the City came ministries in rural Southland, in the Capitol city in Seatoun, then in middle NZ in Waimate, Timaru and Masterton. A man of many interests, Scott likes to make the past and distant events accessible and alive. In 2002 he was awarded the John Goodard Trophy for his contribution to motoring history and he is an honorary vice president of the NZ Institute of International Affairs. This Steele Roberts Paperback is in Mint condition.

ISBN: 1-877228-95-8 SKU: 395272 Note: Any image shown is from a stock photo and is not the actual book.