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The Centenary of the First Methodist Church in Dunedin


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The Story of the First Methodist Church in Dunedin 
Trinity Ministers 
Jottings 
The Future 
Chronology 
Present List Of Officials 
 
In the Jubilee Booklet of 1912 Mr A. Beck recollected the work of our first minister in Dunedin, Rev. Isaac Harding. He wrote, " We did not have him to ourselves in Dunedin. We thought we were much neglected, for he rode all over the goldfields preaching and starting services."

This typifies the place that Trinity Church has always held in Otago Methodism. The Circuit has always been willing to branch out and, when a new cause was established, has given its children their freedom.

One hundred years ago the first Methodist minister resident in Dunedin preached in the first Methodist Church in Dunedin. The date was July 14, 1862, the minister was the Rev. Isaac Harding, and the church was in Dowling Street, on the section now 16 and 18 Tennyson Street, up the steps.