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 2005

Community, compassion, change – Wesley Community Action builds on people’s strengths
To better reflect its approach to creating a just and caring society Wellington’s Methodist Mission has adopted the name Wesley Community Action (WCA). With teams based in Wellington City, Hutt Valley, Porirua, and Otaki, WCA works with people to deal with poverty and other forces that prevent them from living full lives in their communities.

Porirua team adjusts to families’ changing needs
Perched atop a steep driveway above a busy intersection at Cannons Creek shopping centre sits a house that looks little different than others in the neighbourhood. Rather than a family, however, it houses the team of workers who run the Porirua arm of Wesley Community Action.

Health care evolves at downtown youth service
Two young people play pool, another makes a cup of coffee, and a young woman weaves a friend’s hair into intricate braids. Not the typical waiting room of a medical clinic. This is Evolve, a health and social support initiative run by and for young people who live outside the mainstream.

Methodist influence flows through Rehua Marae
When Methodist Conference 2005 convenes in Christchurch this November the welcoming powhiri will take place at Rehua Marae. Rehua has been a pivotal place for Maori in Canterbury during the post World War II era. Last month it entered a fresh phase as the building that gave rise to it was razed to make way for a new development.

John Wesley rides again
By Elaine Bolitho
John Wesley rode into Waikanae on May 27th to address 160 members of the Vision Network Congress 05. The man from Aldersgate who said "The world is my parish," captivated his audience for 90 minutes, recounting his life and travels.

Anniversaries aren’t like they used to be
By Frank Paine
Celebrating anniversaries can be important in the life of a church or parish. They enable us to give thanks for those who established the faith on our church site, often at great sacrifice.
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