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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July 2004

Seed in Meadowlands yields rich harvest
Life-giving rain fell auspiciously during the official opening of Meadowlands Methodist Community Church on May 1st. The church was packed for the occasion with members of the Connexion as well as long-standing friends of the church. read more

How’s the church down on the farm?
By Althea Campbell
Rural people realise viability is not judged by numbers or money. A church is viable when it has a mission in the community. This was the message Rev Robyn McPhail gave 118 people from 35 rural and urban South Island parishes at a forum on rural ministry in Methven.

New home for Homebuilders
A cornet fanfare stirred sleepy Warkworth on the Sunday morning of May 30th. The occasion was the recommissioning of Mahurangi Methodist Parish’s old parsonage to serve as the new home for the community activist group Homebuilders Inc.

Buddhists and Methodists swap visits
Last year the Dunedin Methodist Parish Open Education group visited the Dunedin Buddhist Community at their centre in Royal Terrace. This year, 10 members from the Buddhist community shared in a morning service with the Mornington Methodist congregation.

Samoan synod woven from many strands
Most of the North Island’s urban centres have Methodist congregations that conduct their worship and business in the Samoan language. The Samoan synod of the Methodist Church of New Zealand – Sinoti Samoa – has 18 congregations in six regions, Auckland, Manukau, Taranaki, Hawkes Bay-Manawatu and Wellington.

Samoans in NZ face unique challenges
When Rev Aso Saleupolu finished the three-year cycle of responsibilities associated with being the president of the Methodist Church of NZ in 2003, he also moved from parish ministry in Otara to Panmure.

Hip Hop star says Wipe Out Poverty!
New Zealand hip hop artist Feleti Strickson-Pua is joining forces with Christian World Service’s (CWS) to encourage young people to help wipe out poverty.