19 Dec 2014

Samuel Marsden and the introduction of Christianity to New Zealand

From Jesse Mulligan, 1–4pm, 2:10 pm on 19 December 2014

Samuel Marsden preaching at Oihi Christmas Day Kennett Watkins Used with permission John Kinder Theological Library
Samuel Marsden preaching at Oihi Christmas Day.

As Christmas draws ever nearer, so do the bicentennial celebrations of the introduction of Christianity to New Zealand.

Simon Mercep talks to the descendant of the man credited with making that introduction, Reverend Samuel Marsden who arrived in the Bay of Islands in December 1814.