This Thematic Photographic theme made me head off to the photos of many beautiful European churches, monasteries and cathedrals I've taken over the last few years. But then I looked at the pics from my recent South Island road trip, and decided to post some photos of small-town churches that I had seen:
|Anglican church, Arrowtown|
|Roman Catholic church, Franz Joseph|
|The Fire Station's right next door|
|Presbyterian church, Founders' Village, Nelson|
|Today this church is interdenominational,|
|and is still used for weddings and christening|
To me these tiny wooden churches in small rural towns represent the strngth of the founding spirit, and the sense of community which once prevailed in our society. They may not have the awe and majesty of a great cathedral, but they are pervaded with a sense of peace and continuity - and love.