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St Paul’s photo essay: Part Two

Here are some photographic 'out-takes' from the rededication of St Paul's Church, Nuku'alofa.

Lloyd Ashton  |  05 May 2014  |  1 Comment  

If you go armed with a camera to a weekend-long event like the rededication of St Paul’s Nuku’alofa – perhaps the biggest challenge is choosing which photos to leave out.

The pix posted here are out-takes from that weekend. But we think there's too much going on in these images – and too much life, really – for them never to see the light of day…

Judge for yourself!


Roger Cowell

I was thrilled to look at these photos and read the text. I was a New Zealand VSA volunteer in Tonga in 1969, and have revisited Tonga many times in the past 46 years, too. In 1969 I attended both Tongan language and English language services at St. Paul's most Sundays, and was welcomed into the congregation. Bishop Fine Halapua, Lesieli and their family welcomed me into their home at Bishop's House, and I have many, many happy memories of services at St Paul's. It is great to see it not only restored but enhanced and extended. My last visit to Tonga was late in 2012, so I look forward to attending services in the revitalised St Paul's on my next visit.