Kōrero: Diverse Christian churches

New Zealand Lutherans: German Church, Christchurch (3 o 4)

New Zealand Lutherans: German Church, Christchurch

The Deutsche Kirche (German Church) was opened in 1874 on the corner of Montreal and Worcester streets in central Christchurch, to meet the needs of German Lutheran migrants. The large wooden church, seen here in 1898, was confiscated by the government and its bells melted for scrap during the anti-German hysteria of the First World War. It was reconsecrated in 1923 and replaced by a larger church in 1933. In the 2010s Christchurch Lutherans worshipped at St Paul's Lutheran Church in Burwood.

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Reference: PhotoCD 12, IMG0033

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Mark Derby, 'Diverse Christian churches - Lutheran, Dutch Reformed and Brethren churches', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, http://www.TeAra.govt.nz/mi/photograph/31109/new-zealand-lutherans-german-church-christchurch (accessed 17 May 2022)

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