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Papatoetoe Methodist Church 50th Jubilee

This is the story, told in photographs, of a Methodist congregation over a period of half a century.

It goes back to the building of the first Methodist Church in Papatoetoe in 1912. It covers the building of the new Wesley Church in 1962 and concludes with this Jubilee occasion. The story is a tribute to those hundreds of Methodist people, officials and ministers who have honoured God and served the church here over the past five decades.

The present congregation and officials are deeply conscious that they are, under God, 'watchers of a beacon whose light must never die.' This brochure is a sincere tribute to the past and a glowing testimony to the present. It should also be a spur of inspiration to Papatoetoe Methodists to accept worthily and gladly both the challenge and the opportunity this sixth decade of the century is presenting to the Christian Church. Never was the Gospel more relevant to human need than in this hour of our fiftieth anniversary.