The Methodist Connexional Office is located at:

Weteriana House
50 Langdons Road
Christchurch 8053

Postal address

PO Box 931, Christchurch 8140

P. (03) 366 6049   I   0800 266 639

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"Dunholme" Methodist Theological College by Robt.E.Fordyce - Wesley Historical Society



The Management Committee

A New Principal

Closing Days

In Memoriam
The Late Mr.A.C.Caughy
The Late Rev.William Andrew Sinclair
The Late Rev. Charles Hughlings Garland
The Late Rev. George Thomas Marshall

Still With Us
The Rev. Charles Henry Laws
Rev. Harry Ranston

The College Matrons


The Honorary Medical staff

For King and Country
World War I
Roll of Honour
World War II

Chronological List of Students 1921-1928

The College Devotional Life

Some Honoured "Dunholme" Men




Prince Albert College having been leased to the Salvation Army for a term of years as a private hotel, students for the Methodist Church of New Zealand were trained for a short period at Pukekawa, Grafton Road, and at College Hill, Ponsonby. It was in 1912 that "Dunholme," an imposing residence on Remuera Road, Auckland, opposite Mt. Hohson, owned by Mr. A. C. Caughey, was made available to the church as a Theological College. The house had been built many years previously by the late Mr. S. Morrin, after whom Morrinsville is named. Later it was the home of the late Mr. Thomas Buddle, a prominent Auckland lawyer. When it became the College, in order to accommodate ten students, two extra rooms were built, a few feet away from the main building, and still later two more rooms and conveniences were added, thus making comfortable accommodation for fourteen students. When the number of students increased to twenty, a cottage in the grounds was renovated for the additional men. "Dunholrne" continued in use as the College until December 31st, 1928.