The Methodist Connexional Office is located at:

Weteriana House
50 Langdons Road
Christchurch 8053

Postal address

PO Box 931, Christchurch 8140

P. (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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New Zealand Ministry with the Deaf

Auckland Deaf Christian Fellowship

The ADCF is a Deaf Church for Deaf and hearing impaired people.

We Worship at the Methodist Peninsular Church.
1 Orchard Rd( crn )Rose Bank Rd Avondale Auckland. New Zealand.
It is supported by the Methodist Church of New Zealand.

We meet together for worship on the 1st and 3rd Sunday each month.
Service time for both services are 2.15 to 5pm.

On the 2nd Saturday of week for a social activity.
We believe it is important for people to feel included in all that we do,
whether people sign, lip read or speak.
Everyone is welcome to come and join us.

Everything we do, including socials, worship services and just getting together, is for Deaf and hearing impaired people.

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Waikato Deaf Christian Fellowship

Ms Jean Masters - Coordinator
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Crosslight Trust
1 Johnson Street, Dinsdale
Hamilton 3204
PH/Fax 07 647 2998
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We have a service for D/deaf, Hearing Impaired and DeafBlind people once a month in Hamilton. It is open to all people from all churches. There is also a Bible Study group held once a month and we use visual presentation by data projector and New Zealand Sign Language (NZSL).

Assistant Johanna Brens of Auckland Deaf Christian Fellowship (Rev Sandra Gibbons) lead the services at St George's Chapel.
Deacon Nick Bruce takes the services held in his Catholic Parish.

Church Services are held on the 2nd Sunday each month.

In April, June, August, October and December at St George's Chapel,
Westside Anglican Parish,
Rifle Range Road,
Dinsdale, Hamilton.

In May, July, September, November
at St Columba Catholic Parish,
Rifle Range Road,
Frankton, Hamilton

The Bible Study Group is held at St Columba Catholic Parish - every 3rd Thursday of the month at 7pm.


New Zealand Ministry with the Deaf Trust

The Objectives of the New Zealand Ministry
With the Deaf Trust are:

To establish and support Methodist and inter-denominational ministries with the Deaf in New Zealand.

To encourage and develop Deaf ministry services in New Zealand.

To support spiritual exploration and advancement within Deaf communities.

To enable fellowship and community among Deaf people.

To seek, accept and receive donations, subsidies, grants, endowments, gifts, legacies, loans and bequests either in money or in kind or partly in kind for all or any of the purposes of the Board.

Who are the Trustees?

Rev. Barry Neal (Chair)

  • Peter Grundy (Secretary)
  • Kathy Hohepa (Treasurer)
  • Jean Masters (Hamilton Fellowship,Member of Deaf Association of New Zealand)
  • Glenn Schischka (Associate Member Auckland Fellowship)
  • Rev. Norman Brookes

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