Off today to the centenary of my former parish, St Christopher's, Blenheim South (Marlborough). It's a tricky centenary to explain!
It's not the centenary of the beginning of ministry in the locality (1906), or of the Parish of Blenheim South (formed in 1989), or of the current church building (built 1984).
It is the centenary of the opening of the Redwoodtown Sunday School building, which later was named St Christopher's, and still later was burned down, then replaced by the current modern church. For many years the ministry on this site was part of the ministry of the Parish of Blenheim, which at one stage had four church buildings in four different parts of Blenheim, Marlborough.
Sunday School teaching, the foundation of this particular church, began near to the current site in 1906. I personally know of no other church whose beginnings so distinctively lie in children's work!