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

Please phone our main line (as above) and at the prompt either dial '0' to speak to Reception or enter an extension number. FOR A LIST OF EXTENSIONS CLICK HERE

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1. Candlelighting

Passover always begins with the lighting of candles at sunset. For observant Jews, neither the Sabbath nor any holiday can begin until lights have been kindled in the traditional way by the women. Let us remember the mothers and sisters, the daughters and friends, who have kindled the lights for thousands of cycles, thousands of years.

We kindle the festival lights, seeing them as symbols of human enlightenment and human kindness. As we remember those who suffered in the land of Egypt, and those who suffer around the world today, let the light from these candles shine in our hearts and our lives with hope for the end of suffering.

Blessed is the match that's consumed in kindling a flame. Blessed is the flame that burns in the secret depths of the heart. Blessed is the force that keeps alive the hope of freedom amidst the darkness of oppression.