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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April 2006

Rural churches cultivate new initiatives
By Paul Titus
Rural churches today are like electric fences. Whereas traditional seven-wire, post-and-batten fences are sturdy and stationary, electric fences can be easily moved to change the shape of a paddock or open up fresh pasture.

Fun, service and protest at world church gathering
By Fuailelagi Samoa Saleupolu
Youth are the church of today. This was the key message from some of the young people who attended the 9th General Assembly of the World Council of Churches (WCC) in Brazil last month.

Deacons – holy stirrers, honoured servants, or marginalized ministers?
By Julia Stuart
You can find the title ‘deacon’ in churches around the world, and New Zealand is no exception. In at least six of the mainstream denominations – Anglican, Catholic, Lutheran, Methodist, Presbyterian and Orthodox – permanent deacons are working out their costly calling in day-to-day service.

Kiwi deacons follow a road less travelled
By Julia Stuart
While all deacons are called to serve in Christ’s name, the path to reach that point and the calling once there are individual ones. Here are the stories of some deacons who serve New Zealand Methodist congregations.

Church youth trek to first Parihaka peace festival
A contingent of Methodist young people was among the thousands who made the pilgrimage to Taranaki last month to attend the inaugural Parihaka International Peace Festival.