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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August 2007

Mangere Methodist Church ‘swaps 2 win’ healthier lifestyles
Hungry for a healthier lifestyle, Mangere Methodist Church is taking an inspirational journey to health. The congregation of 140 people is at the forefront of the Let’s Beat Diabetes (LBD) LotuMoui health programme run by Counties Manukau District Health Board.

Liberal Methodists on the move
Efforts to establish a network of liberals within the Methodist Church have moved forward with creation of a group of email correspondents and plans taking shape for interested folks to meet during Conference in Wellington.

Sister Heeni Te Teira Wharemaru, MBE (1912-2007)
Deaconess and Tainui kuia Sister Heeni Wharemaru was a revered figure in the Methodist Church. Sister Heeni gave decades of service as matron of the Methodist boys and girls hostels in Hamilton, Te Rahui Tane and Te Rahui Wahine.

Fijian congregations grow with youthful vigour
July was a month of milestones for the Methodist Church of New Zealand’s growing Fijian Advisory Committee (Wasewase ko Viti kei Rotuma e Niu Siladi). On July 1st Rev Peni Tikoinaka was inducted as the Wasewase’s new superintendent, and later in the month the Auckland circuit purchased its first church property.

Dream fulfilled as Auckland Fijians buy first church
With the purchase of a former Seventh Day Adventist church building in Onehunga, the Wasewase ko Viti kei Rotuma e Niu Siladi has realised a six year ambition. Until now Auckland’s Fijian Methodists have held their services in other congregations’ churches.

Rotuman Methodists: small in number, big in heart
A quirk of British colonial rule in the South Pacific was the decision to include the island of Rotuma in Fiji’s administrative system. Culturally and linguistically the people of Rotuma are closer to Samoans and Tongans but their fate is now more closely tied to Fiji.