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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Waterview 1875-1975 - Wesley Historical Society

Waterview 1875-1975


Primitive Methodist Pioneers

Waterview now Emerges

The First Church Building at Waterview

A Century of Service by a Loyal Family

A Man True to his Name

Growth and a New Church

Methodist Union Affects Waterview

A Period of Growth

More Adventurous Planning

The 75th Anniversary

The Great Removal

Inter-Church Relationships

A Wider Union Proposal

Notes from Reminiscences

A Young Man looks back


Primitive Methodist Ministers 1875-1913

Superintendant Ministers of the Avondale Circuit

Waterview Church Office Bearers 1975

The little Church community who use the buildings at the corner of Great North Road and Fir Street, Waterview, are this year 1975 celebrating their Centennial of Christian work and witness in the District. Today they are a unit in the Presbyterian-Methodist Union Parish ofAvondale.

To understand the significance of the Waterview congregation in the family structure of New Zealand Church life, one must go back at least to the rise of the Primitive-Methodist Connexion as a branch of British Methodism under the leadership of Hugh Bourne and William Clowes in England in 1810. By 1841 the Primitive-Methodist Church, working largely among the working classes of England, was following with interest the emigrants who were establishing their homes in the new colonies, and was also concerned for the evangelisation of the indigenous peoples of those lands.

Geo. I. Laurenson