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Gifting by Karori Anglican Churches

Update: 02 May 2013

Gifting by Karori Anglican Churches 

A well-attended special service was held at St Mary's Church in Karori on Sunday to mark the gifting by Karori Anglican Churches of a bell to the Papakura Military Camp for use at St Mark's Chapel there. The bell dates back to 1957 and was used at St Philip's Church in Karori West until that church was deconsecrated. Reverend Keith Elliott VC was Vicar at St Philip's and several Karori parishioners who had been posted to the Papakura Military Camp (PMC) spoke of their recollections of Papakura during the service. Local youth, represented by members of the Order of St John, Karori Scouts and the Parish's Crossfire group, took the opportunity to parade their standards, adding to the colourful occasion. 

The event was a good example of cooperation between New Zealand Defence Force Chaplains, several of whom attended, and the Military Christian Fellowship which coordinated the transfer of the bell. 

The photo shows MCF (NZ) patron Major General Tim Keating MNZM, the Vice Chief of the Defence Force (right), and Padre Ra Koia, PMC Chaplain (left), with the bell. The photo was taken shortly after the bell had been formally entrusted to Lieutenant Colonel Karl Cummins, CO of PMC, by Vicar of Karori, Reverend John Hughes on behalf of Karori Parish. Thank you to Judith Martin, Defence Communications Group for the photo.

Page updated: 02 May 2013

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