In This Place From This Place

In This Place From This Place

St Luke's Presbyterian Church Remuera -Newmarket 1875 - 2022

by Allan K. Davidson

This well illustrated book explores the rich and varied history of St Luke’s since its beginnings in 1875. Among the recurring themes are the theological and liturgical emphases of its nine ministers; the outstanding leadership of ministers and lay leaders; reasons for the rise and decline of work among children, youth and young adults; the growth and demise of women’s groups and the development of shared leadership by women and men; St Luke’s shift from an evangelical, mission-oriented church to an inclusive, liberal, progressive community.

The Author

Allan Davidson ONZM, is an historian, experienced author, and Presbyterian minister. His many publications reflect his passion for New Zealand and Pacific church history, his ecumenical commitment and his collaborative approach. The author has been a member at St Luke’s since 1995 and has fully participated in its life. In this place, his life has been enriched, his theology challenged and stretched, good friends made and generous hospitality experienced. This book has been a labour of love for the Community of St Luke.

Publication Details

Published by St Luke’s Church Remuera-Newmarket
Print publication: Dec 2022, Paperback 190 mm x 250 mm portrait.

Pages: 368
Illustrations: 126 (52 colour)
RRP: $50.00
ISBN: 978-0-473-65743-7

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A fascinating story of a church community expressing human courage and frailty, sadness andjoy, but above all, generous compassion for othersand for the world we live in. Allan Davidson movesdeftly through the decades, tracing the emergenceof a progressive contemporary church which, whilehonouring its more conservative history, looks tothefuture with intelligence, humour, and hope. Excellentwomen – and men – abound!