Kōrero: Diverse Christian churches

Jehovah's Witness baptism

Jehovah's Witness baptism

Along with several other Christian denominations, the Jehovah's Witness church believes in fully immersing new members during baptism. This 1971 photo shows minister M. Kingi baptising Mary Stevens of Porirua in a ceremony at the Lower Hutt town hall. Eighteen other Jehovah's Witnesses from the Wellington area were baptised by total immersion during this ceremony. Each had completed an intensive course of Bible study.

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Alexander Turnbull Library, Dominion Post Collection (PAColl-7327)
Reference: EP/1971/1656

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.

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Te tuhi tohutoro mō tēnei whārangi:

Mark Derby, 'Diverse Christian churches - Mormons, Seventh-day Adventists and Jehovah’s Witnesses', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, http://www.TeAra.govt.nz/mi/photograph/31122/jehovahs-witness-baptism (accessed 23 July 2024)

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