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A brief history of Trinity Methodist Church, Kingsland
1853-1953

                                             
A Church Remembers
  - Kingsland


Contents

Editor's Note
Foreword
Methodism Comes to Auckland
Methodism comes to Kingsland
The First Churches
How they Began
Through the Years
The First Trustees
Opening of the Present Church
Local Changes
Lighting and Music
Times of Sorrow
An Important Milestone
Our Ministers
Rev.Dr.H.Ranston

Our Sunday School

Church Organisations
          
Foreword

By the Rev. H. Ranston. M. A., Litt.D.

It was with a great privilege to have been the minister at Kingsland from 1916 to 1923. Some of these years were very tense and even sorrowful for many members and adherents, but it was in the special periods of crisis that I learnt to appreciate the solid worth of so many of them. In the more happy days which came, my sense of their fine qualities became even more deep and real.

Methodism has always bred loyal workers with solid and practical religion and here it was in Kingsland exemplified to a very high degree. My fairly close touch with them in the years that have followed has only served to deepen my appreciation of their self sacrificing zeal for Christ and His Kingdom. This spirit did not die with the passing of so many of them to Higher service, as these following pages witness, in a story well told and indeed well worth telling. Kingsland and Eden Terrace are now one. In 1902 I, a raw probationer just out from Home, was minister at Eden Terrace. Part of my ministry at Kingsland was shared by Eden Terrace. Here also were fine loyal people whom no one who ministered to them will ever forget and to whom Methodism owes much.