Today I attended a service in the rebuilt Knox Church on the corner of Bealey Avenue and Victoria Street.
The last time I was there was for the last funeral held in the church prior to the February 2011 earthquake. The historic church was badly damaged in the earthquake, and has been rebuilt. Luckily the beautiful wooden ceiling was able to be restored.
An excellent addition has been the long windows, which mean the building is much lighter inside, and you can look out to the trees on Bealey Avenue. The sun shone so strongly onto the spot where I was sitting that I had to move. There are no kneelers in the church. I hadn’t realised, or had forgotten, that Presbyterians don’t kneel.
“There’s something missing there, I feel
surprised to learn they do not kneel.”