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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June 2006

Peace is a thing of shreds and patches
By Paul Titus
A community craft project underway in Auckland seeks to express a truth many women hold – peace begins at home. It is embodied in the skills and cooperative efforts of everyday life. The peace quilt is the initiative of Rev Gillian Watkin.

Get up, get ready, and Lead Worship!
Lead Worship! is a new course that aims to get people out of the pews and into the pulpit. Its purpose is to get more lay people in Methodist and Uniting congregations involved in worship. Director of Trinity College’s ministry development unit Rev Dr David Bell compiled the year-long course.

Art as a means to grapple with disability
Through her paintings and poetry, Rhonda Swenson gives artistic expression to living with multiple disabilities, including cerebral palsy and specific learning disability.

‘NZ hymn writers world class’ – visiting scholar
By Paul Titus
A rich body of locally-written hymns that reflect the concerns and experiences of New Zealanders is a resource to be treasured and one that is of increasing interest to congregations overseas. This is the view of American professor of church music Dr Deborah Carlton Loftis.

Wesley Hastings - a church of contrasts
By Julia Stuart
Wesley Methodist Church Hastings is a community asset. It is also a church of contrasts in its life and work.

Churches join mainly music crusade
By Marie Sherry
The ‘mainly music’ movement is taking off across New Zealand and Australia, with churches, mothers and young children all getting a lot out of their involvement.

Hawera’s season of celebration
Autumn has been a season for celebrating and remembering at Wesley Hawera. Over the Easter period the congregation marked the 100th birthday of its historic church building and cheered the diamond wedding anniversaries of two of its prominent couples.