The Methodist Connexional Office is located at:

Weteriana House
50 Langdons Road
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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PAC Distribution Group

(Prince Albert College Funds)

Funding Requests for the PAC Distribution Group

Are now closed for 2021
and will
open again on 1 April 2022

Scroll to the bottom of the page for downloadable PAC information leaflets

Click on the links below for PAC Funding Request Instructions and Cover Sheet

PAC Cover Sheet 2022 - will be available from 1 April 2022
(this sheet must accompany your application)

PAC Funding Request Instructions & Information 2022 - will be available from 1 April 2022

ALL information must be received on or prior to the closing date of 30 June 
Funding requests, or any additional information in support of your application (e.g. financials) that is received after 30 June will NOT be considered


Distributing the Funds

A Strategy Group formed by 1987 Conference was given the specific task of enabling the Church to find a creative way of distributing and making available the monies from The Prince Albert College Fund. They recommended to the 1988 Conference at Palmerston North that a national Distribution Group be established called the "PAC Distribution Group".

The Strategy Group deliberately chose to put in place some important Touchstones and Guidelines, believing that they would set the basis from which all distributions of monies would be made.

Touchstones for Mission

The Distribution Group and the Distribution would be expected to be in tune with our Church's current understandings and priorities of Mission.

  • Biblical Teaching relating to the Christian use of money.

  • Wesley's Sermons on Wealth and the use of money - click HERE to view a copy.

  • Commitment to the Bi-Cultural Church and Society.


  • The distribution must take account of the current issues of the day, concerning the Church and its Mission in society.

  • Funding for innovative, creative use, in the furtherance of the Mission of the Church, at local, district, national or international level.

  • The whole of any major part of the net distributable income, in any year, may be allocated to a particular project or purpose.

  • Each 7th year we take the opportunity of reviewing the distribution processes, and the effect the use of this money has on the life of the Church.

  • Monies from Prince Albert College will normally be distributed after the Balance date 31 March, and the PAC Distribution Group will report on those distributions to the following Conference.

  • The Distribution Group may receive applications but shall have freedom of initiative.

  • 15% of the monies each year be used outside the life of the Church.

Please find downloadable 'Information Leaflets' for current application information below: