Whiteley Memorial Methodist Church, New Plymouth

The name commemorates Reverend John Whiteley, who commissioned the first Christian mission in Taranaki at Ngamotu in 1839. Whiteley was ordained in 1832 and reached New Zealand in 1833. He took missionary journeys mostly on foot. He took up missionary work among the Maoris with great enthusiasm, become a fluent speaker in Maori and was… Read More Whiteley Memorial Methodist Church, New Plymouth

Destruction of “The Church of the Holy Sepulcher “- October 18, 1009

October 18 marks the anniversary of an event when a Medieval ruler ordered the destruction of one of the holiest sites in Christendom. The Church of the Holy Sepulcher was destroyed by Egyptian Ruler Al-Hakim almost eighty years before the First Crusade was launched. The destruction of the sanctuary was virtually complete, including the demolition… Read More Destruction of “The Church of the Holy Sepulcher “- October 18, 1009