Story: Diverse Christian churches

Baptist Sunday-school procession

A wave of banners, bonnets and best suits flows up Brooklyn hill, above Wellington, in a Baptist Sunday-school procession in the early 20th century. Many parents in this period regarded Sunday school, which combined religious education with social activities, as an essential part of childhood.

Using this item

Alexander Turnbull Library, Sydney Charles Smith Collection (PA-Group-00242)
Reference: 1/1-023002-G
Photograph by Sydney Charles Smith

Permission of the Alexander Turnbull Library, National Library of New Zealand, Te Puna Mātauranga o Aotearoa, must be obtained before any re-use of this image.

All images & media in this story

How to cite this page:

Mark Derby, 'Diverse Christian churches - Baptists and Congregationalists', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, http://www.TeAra.govt.nz/en/zoomify/31095/baptist-sunday-school-procession (accessed 27 January 2020)

Story by Mark Derby, published 5 May 2011, reviewed & revised 20 Apr 2018