The Methodist Connexional Office is located at:

Weteriana House
50 Langdons Road
Christchurch 8053

Postal address

PO Box 931, Christchurch 8140

T. (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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February 2004

Nesian Mystik’s hip hop rooted in family and community
Nesian Mystik is one of New Zealand’s hottest new hip-hop groups. A talented group of young men from Grey Lynn, Auckland, they are helping to create a distinctive Polynesian style of hip hop music that focuses on community, family, and staying true to strong values. Read more...

Faith-based unit fosters prisoners who seek change through God
In October a new initiative opened at Rimutaka Prison near Upper Hutt – a 60-bed unit called He Korowai Whakapono or Cloak of Faith. It was set up to give Christian inmates the opportunity to worship and learn together as they prepare themselves for life outside prison.

Churches forge new tools to overcome poverty in NZ
Despite the economy’s steady performance and the lowest unemployment figures in decades, poverty is entrenched in Aotearoa-New Zealand and churches are developing new ways to overcome it. In recent years church leaders have met with leading politicians to discuss such social issues as affordable housing, health, and gambling. Now churches want to engage other sectors of society and local congregations to improve the well-being of those left behind by the structural reforms that began in the 1980s.

Letters Home reveal missionary highs and lows
Tropical ulcers, weevils, and revenge killings as well as mist-shrouded bush, the simple pleasure of a box of biscuits, and joy in sharing the Bible’s message of love were just some of the elements of life for early missionaries in the Highlands of Papua New Guinea. In 1965 David and Marion Kitchingman and their 18 month old daughter Ginny left New Zealand to work for the Methodist Church in PNG’s remote southern Highlands.

Morality tales to musicals - theatre without stars by Drama Christi
With works that range from the Bible, to Shakespeare, to Dr Seuss the actors and actresses of Drama Christi have entertained, informed, and challenged Wellington Methodists and members of wider community for more than half a century. A co-operative theatre group, Drama Christi is based at Wesley Church, Taranaki Street in downtown Wellington, as it has been since it began in 1947.