Kōrero: Diverse Christian churches

Pacific Island influence in the Congregational Church

Pacific Island influence in the Congregational Church

Membership of the Congregational Church in New Zealand grew sharply from the 1960s, with an influx of migrants from the Pacific Islands, where the Congregational Church has had a strong following since the 19th century. Here the You Alone Chorus of the Congregational Christian Church of Samoa in Māngere East, South Auckland, practises for the Voices 2008 gospel choir competition. Behind them a banner reads 'O Jesu O Le Vaiola' ('Jesus the Saviour' in Samoan).

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New Zealand Herald
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Photograph by Brett Phibbs

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Mark Derby, 'Diverse Christian churches - Baptists and Congregationalists', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, http://www.TeAra.govt.nz/mi/photograph/31098/pacific-island-influence-in-the-congregational-church (accessed 27 September 2022)

He kōrero nā Mark Derby, i tāngia i te 5 May 2011, reviewed & revised 20 Apr 2018