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

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October 2006

Prayerful send off as sun sets for king of Tonga
By Paul Titus
Methodist Church members and leaders were among those who paid their respects to the Tongan royal family and took part in prayer services following the death of King Taufa'ahau Tupou IV in Auckland.

Reconciliation theme for world Methodist gathering
By Paul Titus
A delegation of New Zealanders was among the nearly 3000 people from around the world who gathered at a 10 storey church in Seoul, South Korea in July for the 19th World Methodist Conference. read more...

Kiwis take top spots in World Methodist Council
Two New Zealanders have been appointed to leadership positions in the world Methodist movement.

NZ and Korean Methodists talk turkey
Visiting South Korea for the World Methodist Conference gave Methodist Church of NZ leaders the opportunity to meet with their Korean counterparts. Under discussion were issues related to Korean Methodist ministry in Aotearoa.

Strong core keeps Taranaki church’s home fires burning
By Paul Titus
Methodism has been a force among Taranaki Maori for more than 150 years. Today Te Taha Maori’s Taranaki rohe has a dedicated group of lay people and minita-a-iwi (lay ministers) who are active in community work and provide services at churches and maraes in and around New Plymouth, Hawera and Patea.

Parihaka still flies message of peace
Taranaki was the setting for some of the bitterest fighting over land between Maori and Pakeha in colonial times. There is no more potent symbol of that conflict than the village of Parihaka.

Maori culture plays a part in Patea Methodism
On a Sunday morning at Pariroa marae near Patea, a kapa haka group practices its moves for a forthcoming competition. Its performance presents a full range of experiences – from the tender notes of women’s singing through to fierce warrior chants.

Historic house bustles with activity
Minita-a-iwi Jim George and his wife Beth have a special responsibility, looking after the only Maori Mission building in New Zealand still in active use. Parts of Ngamotu Mission House date from the 1840s when it was shipped out from England as part of a kitset house.

Church leader on NZ honours list
More than 35 years of service to the community and his church has earned Tongan Methodist leader Rev Kilifi Heimuli membership in the New Zealand Order of Merit.

Friday fun for kids old and young!
Invercargill’s young people have plenty of chances to get away from the television and have some healthy fun thanks to the congregation at Lindisfarne Methodist Community Centre.