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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The James and Martha Trounson Benevolent Fund Applications

Click the link below for a copy of the
Criteria and Guidelines & Application Form 2020

Criteria and Guidelines to be read before completing the application form


The James and Martha Trounson Benevolent Fund Trust Board are authorised to help in the following ways:

· Giving financial assistance or aid by way of gift or grant, or in approved circumstances, loans with or without security.


a. Members and adherents of the Methodist Church of New Zealand who are widowed or immediate close family of deceased Methodist Ministers who died in active ministry or as Retired Presbyters.

b. To Retired Presbyters who, through sickness, ill health or misfortune or through loss of property are in circumstances of special need.

c. To lay persons who belong to Methodist churches or Union Parishes as members or adherents, who are in special need and who do not qualify for other assistance.

The maximum grant in any 12 month period is $650.00.

How to apply:

It is the desire of the Board to bring assistance and express Christian love and concern, as was intended by James and Martha Trounson meeting legitimate need with the least embarrassment in an acceptable form.

The Board will receive requests on the form provided, giving the circumstances of those for whom the request is made.

        This information is supplied by:
      · The Synod Superintendent

· The Parish Superintendent


· The Presbyter, Deacon or stationed Lay minister.

Applications are considered as they are received.

All requests are to be sent to:

The James and Martha Trounson Benevolent Fund

C/- Mary West
22/621 SH1, RD3, Hamilton 3283
or email: