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A booklet produced by Ivan Whyle to
commemorate the 150th anniversary of the
building of the Wesleyan Chapel, High
Street, Auckland

Wesleyan Chapel High Street
150th Anniversary

Opened 2 July 1843
by I. Whyle
The story of Methodism in central Auckland from the earliest days in 1841 to 1941. WHS Publication #1(1) 1941
Across a Hundred Years
by A.B.Chappell
Auckland Central

At the beginning of 1927 the Alexandra Street
Church slumbered and decayed in the heart of
Auckland City. This tells of some aspects of the
development and character of the 'Methodist
Central Mission' 1927-1937.

WHS Publication #37 1982
The Decisive Decade - Auckland
Central Mission 1927-37
by I.F.Faulkner
150 years of missionary endeavour in Auckland. WHS Journal 2001 Publication#74
Methodist Mission Northern -
The Sesquicentennial
- by Ivan Whyle
The rise and growth of the Auckland Methodist
Central Mission.
In the Midst of the City
By Wesley Parker 1971
Birkenhead A history of the development of Methodism
up to 1920, on the western part of the North

A History of Early Methodist
Worship in Birkenhead, Northcote
and Glenfield
by A.T.Utting

A delightful 50th Jubilee booklet telling of the
development of Zion Hill Church between 1880
and 1920

Birkenhead Zion Hill Jubilee 1880-1930

The history of Zion Hill Methodist Church up to
1970. This includes the 75th Anniversary booklet
and a further brochure covering a further 15 years.
Seventy-Five years of Methodism
The history of the Zion Hill Methodist Church
1880 to 1990.
One Hundred Years of Christian Witness 1880 - 1980
by J Brown-Haysom
Memories of Birkenhead Methodist Parish
1880 to 2005
Being The People Of God In This
 (125 years) 1880 - 2005 
by J Brown-Haysom
The history of the Beach Haven and Birkdale
churches, and the St Philip's Union Parish.
St Philips Union Parish
Beach Haven Birkdale History
The Beach Haven 60th Anniversary of the building
of the Church 1939-1999.
Beach Haven Methodist Church
60th Anniversary


Let Us Give Thanks
Dominion Road Dominion - From Generation to Generation was 
written to commemorate the centenary of the
Dominion Road Methodist Church, Auckland
1897 - 1997
Dominion From Generation to Generation
by Ivan Whyle
Dunholme Theological College 'Dunholme' was the Methodist Theological College
from 1912-1928. This is its story and those who
taught and studied there.
WHS Publication #9(2) 1951
'Dunholme' Theological College
by R.E.Fordyce
Also see WHS Publication #90-91 2010
Knowledge and Vital Piety
by Susan Thompson  
East City
A Book Review of A New Church for a New Century:
East City Wesleyan's Early Story by Richard Waugh
WHS Publication #95
Journal 2012
Book Review by Stuart Lange 
East Tamaki
St John's Church
The story of the Rev Gideon Smales is the story
of St John's Church, East Tamaki.
WHS Publication #46
Journal 1985
A Man and his Church by D.Roberts
Epsom A history of the Methodist presence in Epsom. WHS Publication #79
Journal 2004
A 'Little Bethel' in Epsom, Auckland
by Helen B. Laurenson

A small number of Fiji-Indians began to worship at
Dominion Road Methodist Church about 1986. 
after the two military coups in Fiji during 1987, the
Auckland Methodist Fiji-Indian Fellowship was
established in May 1988. 

Celebrating a Decade of
Auckland Methodist Fiji-Indian
Fellowship 1988 - 1998 
Glen Eden The new Glen Eden Methodist Church 25th
Anniversary Celebrations - September 2001.
This includes a history of buildings on this and
other sites in Glen Eden.
To the Glory of God
For the Service of Man

by V. Shapcott and B. Malcouronne
Kingsland The story of the first hundred years of the
Trinity Methodist Church in Kingsland.
WHS Publication #11(4) 1953
Trinity Methodist Church, Kingsland
by D.M.Heape
Trinity Methodist Church, Kingsland, 1853-2003 -
Celebrating 150 years of past memories and hope
for the future.

Trinity Methodist Church Kingsland

by Audrey Wood
 Lynfield The Lynfield Community Church grew out of the
desire in the early 1960's to have a church which
would not represent one denomination only, but
all of the five churches who were at the time seeking
a common basis and were negotiating towards union.

Lynfield Community Church
The First 25 Years
 Manukau   The Story of the Pehiakura Mission 1834 - 1862 WHS Publication #17(4)
Methodist Beginnings in the Manukau
by C.T.J Luxton 
Mangere The story of the Westney Road Methodist Church. WHS Publication #63 Journal 1996
The Church by the Airport
by R Waugh
Mt. Albert Mt. Albert Methodist Church - the first 100 years
1866 - 1966 
The First Hundred Years
1866 - 1966
Northcote The 50th Jubilee booklet of the Northcote
Methodist Church. 1895-1945
WHS Publication #4(4) 1945
Northcote Methodism
by A.J.Johnston
North Shore This joint publication is a first for the Wesley
and Anglican Historical Societies
in which
Professor Peter Lineham has taken on the
difficult task of making sense of the religious
diversity and pluralism on the North Shore.
WHS Publication 2014
The Development of Churches on
the North Shore, Auckland

by Peter Lineham
Onehunga The story of Methodism in Onehunga from 1850
to 1950
WHS Publication #8(1) 1950
The Flowing Tide - Onehunga
Methodism. By F.E.Leadley
Otahuhu The 1954 Centenary history. Otahuhu Circuit Centennial 1954
Papatoetoe 50th Jubilee booklet of Papatoetoe Wesley
Methodist Church 1912-1962
Papatoetoe Methodist Church
Jubilee Souvenir
75th Jubilee booklet of Papatoetoe Wesley
Methodist Church
Wesley Methodist Church Papatoetoe
75th Anniversary
100th Jubilee booklet of Papatoetoe Wesley
Methodist Church
Wesley Methodist Papatoetoe
Celebrating 100 years
Pitt Street The story of Methodism in central Auckland from
the earliest days in 1841 to 1941, especially the
Pitt St Circuit.
WHS Publication #1(1) 1941
Across a Hundred Years
by A.B.Chappell
The Centenary History of Pitt Street Methodist
Church. 1866-1966
WHS Publication #26(1-4) 1971
100 Years in Pitt Street, Auckland
by E.W.Hames
Wesley Young Men's Institute 1901-1951. This brochure celebrates the first 50 years of the W.Y.M.I. at Pitt Street. Wesley Young Men's Institute 1901-1951
The memories of Joyce Dey of her time at the Pitt St
Methodist Sunday School.
WHS Publication #86
Journal 2008
Probert Trust John Probert was an early Auckland settler and
businessman who attended Pitt St. He left
money to the Methodist Church. This is the
story of the Trust set up to manage his
WHS Publication #40 1983
The Saga of the Probert Trust
by E.W.Hames
Prince Albert College This booklet tells the story of the Wesley
College (1850-1868) and Prince Albert College
WHS Publication #8(2) 195
A Tale of Two Colleges
by A. Arthur and D. Buttle
The story of Prince Albert College and the Trust
set up after its closure. 1844-1979
WHS Publication #34 1979
The Prince Albert College Trust
by E.W.Hames
This continues the story of the Prince Albert
College Trust (PAC Fund) up to 1889.
WHS Publication #54 1990
A Dream to Fulfil - Prince Albert
College Trust 1979-89
 Also see  WHS Publication #90-91 2010
Knowledge and Vital Piety
by Susan Thompson
Wesley College to Prince Albert College 1868 - 1895
by Helen Laurenson. The story of what happened during this time.
WHS Publication #86
Journal 2008
Pukekohe The history of the first 100 years of Methodism in Pukekohe 1860-1960.
WHS Publication #18(1,2) 1960
 A Century of Witness 
By E.L.Curnow 
Takapuna  The story of the Takapuna Methodist Church 1883 - 1983. Stir Gently for 100 years
by D. Hines
Trinity College Trinity Theological College and Hostel opened on
February 27th 1929.
WHS Publication 1978/31 (3&4)
The Trinity College Story
by J.J.Lewis
This publication further celebrates the opening of 
Trinity College in 1929. Susan Thompson's
contribution here is a detailed description of the
succession of events throughout 1929-41 with
accompanying observations.
WHS Publication #70 2000
Trinity College - an account of
the early years.
by Susan Thompson, Jack Penman & Selwyn Dawson
Jack Penman presents selected facets of
Trinity College in this talk which he gave on Wesley
Day in 1998.

WHS Publication #67 1998
Journal 1998
 Also see

WHS Publication #90-91 2010
Knowledge and Vital Piety
by Susan Thompson
Waiuku and the
Manukau Peninsula
A short look at the Methodist Church beginnings
in this area.
WHS Publication #69 1999
Journal 1999
West Franklin Looks BothWays
by Doug Burt
Waterview The story of the Waterview Churh, its early
Primitive Methodist pioneers and its
development up to 1975. (1875-1975)
WHS Publication #29(5) 1975
Waterview - The Story of a Little
Church by G.I.Laurenson
Wesley College This booklet tells the story of the Wesley
College (1850-1868) and Prince Albert College
WHS Publication #8(2) 195
A Tale of Two Colleges
by A. Arthur and D. Buttle
A history of Wesley College from 1844-1982 WHS Publication #39 1982
From Grafton to Three Kings to
Paerata - Wesley College 1844-
1982. by E.W.Hames
Westney Road Church
Val Payne writes of the challenge of tracing
descendants of those buried in the Westney
Road Methodist Church graveyard. It is a story
of persistence and developing research skills,
of hard work and serendipitous breakthroughs.
WHS Publication #82
Journal 2006  
The Search for Descendants
by V Payne