This book gives to us the story of Methodism in Waimate over the past 100 years. From its pages we are reminded of many people who have given leadership in their respective spheres. We are also mindful of the number of people whose names are not mentioned, people who through their loyalty and devotion have enriched the fellowship, and without whom there would be no history to write.
This history is dedicated to all those who in the past have worshipped and served Jesus Christ through the fellowship of the Waimate Methodist Church.
Our thanks are due to the Rev. J. Haslam for the time and care he has devoted to the preparation of this history.
This centennial year is a time when we remember the heritage that has been given to us, and it is a challenge to accept the opportunities of the future.
I. J. CLUCAS.