It's been ages since I discovered a new church. This one is pretty old, actually, but new to me. It caught my eye a few weeks back when I first went past it, then last week when I headed that way to photograph the bridge over a stream, under a railway line I stopped in for a closer look.
The sign out front announced that it is Waikiekie Undenominational Church. I thought the little church in my local village was a Nondenominational Church but now that I've checked I see it too is undenominational. After poking around with Mr Google for a while I discovered that the Whangarei Central Baptist Church support both these churches with one of their members taking a service in each place once a month. So if services are once a month at the church and that service is conducted by someone from the Baptist Church, doesn't that make it Baptist? Or am I old fashioned in my views? I had figured an undenominational church would not be any part of a larger denomination. And I always wonder how that would work in practice.
The old fence has definitely seen better days
but someone has recently painted the cheerful red doors.
A paddock separates the church from a well tended graveyard.
Before I visited the area a few weeks ago I thought I hadn't heard the directions properly when I was told I'd come to a hard left hand turn, then go down over the bridge under the railway line. But, sure enough, that is exactly what I encountered.
I think I may have over straightened the photo above. The line is seriously downhill.