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Hataitai Methodist Church 1896 - 1972

IT HAPPENED TO HATAITAI METHODISM IN -

1886   (approximately) Church services held in the home of Mr. and Mrs. F.J.W.
Fear, 48 Hamilton Road; transferred later to Kilbirnie Public School.

1896    21 October. Wesleyan Church opened in Moxham Avenue on southern boundary of present Public School. Cost was £39.15.0; materials were donated.
Rev. Josiah Ward appointed the first minister.
A Sunday School of some 48 scholars was handed over by the Baptists.

1898    Rev. A. Lawry appointed.

1900    Rev. W.J. Williams. Evening services were often conducted by a Mission Band from Wesley Church Taranaki Street.

1904    Rev. G. Bond.

1906    Rev. W.J. Williams (2nd Term.)

1907    Rev. E.P. Blamires.

1909    Rev. W.R. Tuck.

1910    Rev. R. Richards.

1912    Rev. Clyde Carr.

Etc.......