FIND A CHURCH

The Methodist Connexional Office is located at:

Weteriana House
50 Langdons Road
Papanui
Christchurch 8053

Postal address
:

PO Box 931, Christchurch 8140

T. (03) 366 6049   I. 0800 266 639

Please phone our main line (as above) and at the prompt either dial '0' to speak to Reception or enter an extension number. FOR A LIST OF EXTENSIONS CLICK HERE

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RESOURCES FOR PARISHES

The Methodist Alliance acknowledges the work parishes do in fulfilling their mission to their local communities throughout Aotearoa New Zealand.  
To support this work, the Methodist Alliance has created resources specifically for parishes.  

These include:

Child Protection Policy
Parishes need to be aware of the risks involved with activities and how to minimise these risks to ensure safety for all involved: the parish, the workers and the participants.

The Methodist Alliance has drafted a Child Protection Policy which provides guidance for parishes and their people who work with children to create a safe environment for children.  It is a tool that protects children and staff by defining what action is required to keep children safe.

Your parish can use the Child Protection Policy to help build a strong culture of child protection and wellbeing.  The policy outlines the roles and responsibilities of people in your parish, including safe recruitment of staff and volunteers, and provides definitions of different types of abuse, indicators of abuse, confidentiality and information sharing, and how to report concerns.

See the policy below - and replace the "??? Parish" with your parish name

DRAFT Child Protection Policy for Parishes

Obligations under the Children's Act and Safety Checking

Mission Resourcing provides advice for parishes on police vetting - click here.

All people working with children and young people need to be safety checked by 1 July 2019.

If you have any questions or want to discuss this, please feel free to contact Carol Barron on:
03 375 0512 or 027 561 9164 or carol@methodistalliance.org.nz

 

Guidelines on how to set rent for social housing
There are many factors to consider regarding how to set rent for social housing to meet the needs of your parish mission and the needs of the tenants.  

The Methodist Alliance's Housing Community of Practice has drafted the following guidelines to help with this decision making.

Guidelines on how to set rent for social housing

If you would like to discuss this further, please feel free to contact Ratenesh Sharma, Group Property Manager for Airedale Property Trust, on
09 302 6282 or 021 412 970 or rateneshs@apt.org.nz

 

Advice on interactions with people experiencing homelessness
The Methodist Alliance believes that all people have the right to a safe, warm, affordable home and that homelessness should never be an acceptable societal norm.  With collective action, homelessness should be rare, brief, and non-recurring.
The Methodist Alliance's Housing Community of Practice has drafted advice for interacting with people experiencing homelessness.  Click on link below:

Advice on interactions with people experiencing homelessness

If you would like further advice or support, please feel free to contact your local Methodist Mission:

·                  Lifewise (Auckland) – Lifewise@lifewise.org.nz or 09 302 5390

·                  Methodist City Action (Hamilton) – maxine@hmss.org.nz or 07 839 3917

·                  Palmerston North Methodist Social Services – 06 350 0307 or manager@methodistsocialservices.org.nz

·                  Wesley Community Action (Wellington) – info@wesleyca.org.nz or 04 385 3727

·                  Christchurch Methodist Mission – info@mmsi.org.nz or 03 375 1470

·                  Methodist Mission Southern (Dunedin) – admin@mmsouth.org.nz or 03 466 4600

 

Volunteer Resources
The Methodist Alliance acknowledges that volunteers are essential to the success of many projects and services.  We have put together a resource with links to volunteer agreements, code of conduct for volunteers, application forms, acknowledgement, acceptance and decline letters etc.  See resource here.