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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November 2005

Musical celebration for a life of service
Four months ago co-managers of the NZ Hymnbook Trust John and Gillian Thornley received an invitation from Tauranga’s Wesley Church presbyter Janet Marsh. It was to attend the congregation’s October 9th service and anniversary celebration of the 30 years Jeremy Whimster has served as Wesley Church’s organist and choirmaster.

Rome posting for South Auckland minister
By Marie Sherry
Pakuranga-based Methodist minister Rev Dr Trevor Hoggard will be the face and voice for millions of Methodists throughout the world at the Vatican from next September.

Durham Street finds new life as church of choice
By Paul Titus
For the parishioners of Christchurch Central Parish (better known as the Durham Street Methodist Church) being a ‘church of choice’ means many things. It means being a place where people can strive for personal and spiritual growth with integrity.

Pastoral letter aims to defuse electoral concerns
An unusual degree of media interest in the selection of the Methodist Church of NZ’s president elect and rumours of possible splits in the church have led president Ron Malpass to issue a pastoral letter to all congregations.

In Your Name’
By Rev John Salmon
Methodism began as mission. The early Methodist movement under John Wesley sought to meet the needs of people who ceased to be served by the Church.

Fijian choir hits high note
Wesley Wellington Fijian Choir are proud of their successes at the annual choral competitions held in conjunction with the Bose Ko Viti Kei Rotuma (Conference of the Methodist Church of Fiji), in Nadi in August.