DSAE test file

Donkey Church, noun phrase

Origin:
See quotations 1943 and 1965.
A nickname for the Methodist Church in Africa, which seceded from the Methodist Church in 1933.
Note:
Originally known as the Bantu Methodist Church of South Africa, this church was renamed the Methodist Church in Africa in 1979.
1943 L. Sowden Union of S. Afr. 194There is, or was a short time ago, a Donkey Church in the southern part of the Orange Free State, so called by observers because a heavily draped donkey was used in all the ceremonies.
1989 L.W.M. Xozwa Methodist Church in Afr.: Hist. 56In the 1979 Conference..we agreed on a new name which is Methodist Church in Africa...We have slightly changed the name. We have not changed our nickname, which is Donkey Church.
A nickname for the Methodist Church in Africa, which seceded from the Methodist Church in 1933.

Visualise Quotations

Quotation summary

Senses

19431989