Methodist Church History OnLine

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Many of the following are Wesley Historical Society publications, but some are links to other histories.
If you have histories of your church online or in a booklet and would like it to be put online,
please contact me at Alec Utting to have it added to this list.

All Wesley Historical Society publications have been reformatted in WORD.
There may still be the odd typographical error.
Please let know of any so that they can be corrected. Thanks.


Methodist Church Archives
Methodism in Aotearoa/New Zealand

History of Methodism in New Zealand - William Morley 1819-1900
Resources in the Alexander Turnbull Library 1978
Connexional Funds in New Zealand 1847-1967
Connexional Funds in New Zealand 1975-1984
Maori Missions in New Zealand 1822-1972
The European Church in New Zealand 1840-1913
The European Church in New Zealand 1913-1972
NZ Methodism's Missions Overseas 1822-1972
Appraisal of Performance of the Methodist Church in NZ 1850-1981


Early Missions
Wesleyan Missionaries in NZ before 1840 - 1822-1840
Instructions to Samuel Leigh 1821
Whangaroa (Kaeo)- Samuel Leigh the first NZ missionary 1822-1827
Samuel Leigh's visit to Whangarei 1823
The first years at Hokianga - 1827-1836
Return to Mangungu (Hokianga) 1990
South Taranaki 1837-1846
Baron de Thierry Letters (to John Hobbs) 1842
Cloudy Bay Mission (Marlborough) Samuel Ironside 1840-1855
Kawhia Methodist Mission 1834-2013
Maori Missions in New Zealand 1822-1972
NZ Methodism's Missions Overseas 1822-1972
The European Church in New Zealand 1840-1913
Methodism in Auckland During the Maori Wars 1860-1864
Mission Sites in the Waikato
Raglan (Waingaroa - James Wallis) 1834-1863
The Maori Response to the Gospel

The effectiveness of Maoris and Wesleyan Missionaries - 19th Century
The Impact of Christianity on the Maori People
The Scandinavian Mission 1872-1894
Wakatumutumu (King Country) 1840-1848
The Voyage of the 'Triton' 1839
Waikouaiti - James Watkin 1840-1844
Mokau-Kawhia-Raglan (Cort Schnackenberg) 1843-1880
John Whiteley and the Land Wars - 1835-1869

Organisations
Auckland Central Mission 1927-1937
Dunholme Methodist Theological College 1912-1928
Prince Albert Trust 1844-1979
Prince Albert Trust 1979-1989
Probert Trust
Trinity College 1929-1978
Wesley Historical Society 1930-1990
Wesley College 1844-1982

People
John Whiteley - Missionary Martyr - 1806-1869
John Whiteley 1806-1869
John Whiteley and the Land Wars - 1835-1869
John Hobbs - 1800-1883
Frederick Miller (Wakatumutumu)- 1816-1848
Deaconesses - 1907-1957
Deaconesses (including Index to Deaconesses) 1907-1986
John Bell Richardson - 1840-1881
William Morley 1842-1926
George Harper - (West Coast 1865-66) - 1840-1911
James Wallis (Waingaroa - 1834-1863) - 1809-1895
James Buller 1812-1884
John Luxford 1854-1921
Walter Lawry 1793-1859
John H. White (Taranaki Coast)
Inez Hames (Fiji) 1920-1970
James Watkin (Waikouaiti) 1840-1843
David Voeta (Solomon Is)
Isaac Harding (Auckland, Otago, Wellington, Australia) 1815-1897
David Pausu - (Solomon Islands)
Cort Schnackenberg (Mokau-Kawhia-Raglan) 1843-1880
Lina Jones (Solomon Islands) 1890-1979
John Crump (New Britain - New Guinea) 1894-1904

Issues
Temperance and Prohibition 1930
Church Union - Up to 1983

Branches of Methodism
Bible Christian Church 1841-1896
Free Methodism 1868-1896
Primitive Methodism 1849-1913
Wesleyan Church 1997-2012

North Auckland
Arapohue Church 1885-1985
Samuel Leigh's visit to Whangarei 1823
The first years at Hokianga - 1827-1836
Return to Mangungu (Hokianga) 1990

Minniesdale Chapel (Wharehine) 1867-1947
Rawene 1876-1956
Whangaroa (Kaeo)- Samuel Leigh the first NZ missionary 1822-1827

Auckland
Across a Hundred Years Early Methodism in Auckland especially Pitt Street - 1841-1941
Auckland Central Mission 1927-1937
Birkenhead Methodists in Birkenhead, Glenfield and Northcote 1854-1920
Birkenhead 1880-1930
Birkenhead 1880-1970
Dunholme Methodist Theological College 1912-1928
Kingsland - 1853-1953
Northcote - 1895-1945
Onehunga - 1850-1950
Pitt Street - 1866-1966
Probert Trust
Trinity College 1929-1978
Waterview - 1875-1975
Wesley College 1844-1982
Wesley College and Seminary, and Prince Albert College - 1850-1906

Waikato - Bay of Plenty
Building Kawhia Church 1934-1935
Cort Schnackenberg (Mokau-Kawhia-Raglan) 1843-1880
Hamilton - St Pauls 1863-1963
John Whiteley and the Land Wars - 1835-1869
Kawhia Methodist Mission
1834-2013

Methodism During the Maori Wars 1860-1864 (Mainly Waikato)
Mission Sites in the Waikato
Mokau-Kawhia-Raglan (Cort Schnackenberg) 1843-1880
Raglan (Waingaroa - James Wallis) 1834-1863
Rotorua 1839-1982
Te Aroha 1881-1956
Thames 1867 - 1967
Upper Thames Valley 1881-1916

Waihi - 1896-1956
Wakatumutumu (King Country) 1840-1848

Hawkes Bay-Wairarapa
Masterton 1858-1958
Methodism in Napier 1857-1877
Woodville 1876-1951

Taranaki-Manawatu
John Whiteley 1806-1869
Early Mission Days in South Taranaki 1837-1846
John Whiteley and the Land Wars - 1835-1869
A History of Youth Work in New Plymouth 1841-1951
Wakatumutumu (King Country) 1840-1848

Wellington-Kapiti
Petone - 1883-1953
Tawa 1850-1951


Nelson-Marlborough
Cloudy Bay Mission (Marlborough) Samuel Ironside 1840-1855
Motueka
1842-1952
Stoke
1845-1949

Tua Marina 1875-1950

Canterbury
Beckenham 1929-2004
Canterbury 1840-1950 (includes South Canterbury)
Canterbury 1950-1975 (includes South Canterbury)
Canterbury Methodist Churches
Deaconess Order - 1907-1957
Durham Street - 1864-1964
Papanui - 1854-1954
St Albans - 1853-1953
Sydenham
1877-2001
Waimate 1888-2008
Waimate Primitive Methodists 1875-1913
Woodend 1858-1948

West Coast
Buller 1866-1966
Hokitika (Rev. G. S. Harper) 1865-1866

Otago-Southland
Otago - 1840-1947
Dunedin
1848-1997
Dunedin (Trinity and Mission) 1862-1962
Gore 1879-1961
Southland 1840-1956
Southland Coal-Fields 1886-1961
Waikouaiti - James Watkin 1840-1843

Pacific Islands
Walter Lawry - Tonga 1821-1823
Inez Hames - Fiji - 1920-1970
NZ Methodism's Missions Overseas 1822-1972
David Voeta (Solomon Is)
David Pausu (Solomon Islands)
John Crump (New Britain - New Guinea) 1894-1904
Lina Jones (Solomon Islands) 1890-1979