Arnold Spencer Smith Remembrance 2024

Kia Ora all, Saturday March 9th 2024 marks the 108th anniversary of the death of Rev. Arnold Spencer-Smith Antarctic explorer, Padre and Photographer to the Ross Sea Party of Sir Ernest Shackleton’s Imperial Trans-Antarctic Expedition. Coming up this week on Saturday the 9th of March at 5:00 PM we have a special mass using Spencer-Smith’s original chalice and paten, during this we will be blessing the new memorial window. After this we will have a reception over at the hall where Dr David Harrowfield will be giving the 6th annual Spencer Smith lecture, this year the theme will be ‘An Enduring Legacy’. All are welcome to attend either the service or the reception, we encourage you to come to both if you are able.


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    Wendy says:

    So fascinated to come across this as part of the research in to my family’s history. Arnold Spencer-Smith was my grandmother’s cousin. Was he the Reverend at your church before embarking on his fatal trip to the Antarctic? Is that beautiful church window in the picture dedicated to him?

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