Audio from the special 50th anniversary church service marking Reverend Godfrey Wilson's landmark sermon on homosexuality (possibly the first of its kind to be heard in New Zealand). It was broadcast live on National radio on 26 June 1967.
The anniversary service was held at St Peter's church in Wellington on 25 June 2017. It was led by the Reverend Annette Cater and featured Br. Graham-Michoel introducing and reading Reverend Wilson's original sermon. The service also featured Neill Ballantyne and co speaking the dialogue and Bob Scott offering prayers of the people.
A special thank you to the congregation of St Peter's for allowing us to record and share this service. Please note that some parts of the service have not been included in this podcast.
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