An Index to
NZ Methodist Church History OnLine
Branches of Methodism in New Zealand
Methodism before
1913
A look at the branches of the Methodist Church in NZ before
1913 when union took place.
WHS Publication #49 Journal 1986
Strengths and Weaknesses of Methodism
in
New Zealand to 1913
by G M Watkin
Affirm/Aldersgate
Movements
This Journal looks at the evangelical/charismatic fraternity in the
Methodist Church of NZ through the 1960s - 1990s.
WHS Publication #65 1997
Journal 1997
Bible Christian Church The story of the Bible Christian Church in New Zealand from
its foundation in 1841 by the Rev John Orchard until it united
with the Wesleyan Methodist Church in 1896.
WHS Publication #5(3) 1947
The Bible Christian Church in New Zealand
by L.R.M.Gilmore
The Beckenham Story tells the story of the three
congregations which combined to form the 
Beckenham
Methodist Church - The Lower High Street Bible 
Christians,
the Sydenham  Methodists and the Beckenham 
Methodists.  
Beckenham Methodist Church - Our Story(1993) 
by P.Greening

The story of Rev John Orchard, whose ministry spans
the most vigorous period of
Bible Christian activity in
New Zealand, of which
undoubtedly the most outstanding
figure was
John himself, ably assisted by his wife.
[Journal 2005 contains a reprint of the original article
with some minor additions.]
WHS Publications #51 & #81
Journal 1988 and
Journal 2005
John and Susan Orchard - Bible Christians
by B.A.Peddie  
The Bible Christians in New Zealand by Fred Baker  WHS Publication #77
Journal 2003
The Bible Christians in New Zealand
by Fred Baker
Free Methodism The story of the United Free Church in New Zealand from
the arrival in Christchurch in 1841 of the Rev. Matthew
Baxter until it united with the Wesleyan Methodist Church in 1896.
WHS Publication #14(4) 1956
Free Methodism in New Zealand
by S.G.Macfarlane
Free Methodism in 19th Century New Zealand by Bill Thomas WHS Publication #77
Journal 2003


Primitive Methodism
This book traces the first 50 years (1843-1893) of the
Primitive Methodist Church in New Zealand detailing
the history in all the different areas where the Primitive
Methodists had churches.
Jubilee Memorial Volume 1893
Fifty Years of Primitive Methodism in New Zealand
Compiled by instruction of the Conference.
The story of the coming of Primitive Methodism to New Zealand. WHS Publication #3(3) 1944
Primitive Methodism in New Zealand
by E. Drake
The first Primitive Methodist minister, the Rev. Robert
Ward, came to minister to Europeans. in New Plymouth in
1844. This church existed as a separate entity until its
merger with Wesleyan Methodists in 1913.
WHS Publication #7(1) 1949
Primitive Methodism in Auckland 1849-1913
by J.Olphert
Celebrating the arrival of the first Primitive Methodists in
NZ - the Rev Robert Ward in New Plymouth - in 1844.
WHS Publication #63 Journal 1996
Primitive Methodism in NZ -
Sesquicentenary

by I J Wylie
The beginnings of Primitive Methodism in England and an
account of the history of Primitive Methodism in Auckland
1849-1913.
WHS Publication #63 Journal 1996
From Mow Cop to Airedale Street
by D. Phillipps
Primitive Methodism in England and the spreading of it to
NZ. A paper to celebrate 150 years of Primitive Methodist
ethos and influence in New Zealand.
WHS Publication #63 Journal 1996
Remember the Primitive Methodists
by V E Mosssong
The Forgotten Prims by Ivan Whyle WHS Publication #77
Journal 2003
The history of Primitive Methodism in Hamilton. Peter
portrays the origins and traces the evolution of Primitive
Methodism in  England and its arrival in this land. 
 
WHS Publication #81
Journal 2005
Hamilton Primitive Methodist Centenary
by Peter Lineham 
United Methodist Church This lecture was presented at the 1988 Conference to
mark 75 years since the uniting of the Wesleyan and
Primitive Methodist Churches in New Zealand in 1913.
WHS Publication #52 WHS Journal 1989
The 75th Anniversary of the United Methodist
Church
Wesleyan Church The Wesleyan Methodist Church of New Zealand was
formed in 2000 when it split from the Methodist Church of
NZ due to doctrinal differences.
The History of WMCNZ
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