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 2007

Diversity versus the economy - Has our environmental credit card has reached its limit?
By Julia Stuart
We New Zealanders will have to change our values and reflect those new values our politics if we are going to stay clean, green and pleasant. This was the stark message Department of Conservation director general Al Morrison delivered to the Methodist School of Theology in Palmerston North last month.

Microcredit helps communities help themselves
When Prof Muhammad Yunus and the Grameen Bank he established in Bangladesh in 1974 won the Nobel Peace Prize last year, for many in the Western world it was an introduction to the microfinance movement. Yet for millions throughout the developing world, microfinance has been a life-changing reality for more than three decades.

Churches put social issues watchdog to sleep
By Paul Titus
After 30 years of acting as a social conscience for the NZ Methodist and Presbyterian, churches, the Churches Agency on Social Issues (CASI) is to close.

Duelling church demonstrations mark
anti-smacking bill’s passage
By Julia Stuart
More than 150 church leaders from the Methodist, Presbyterian, Anglican and Catholic churches signed a letter of ‘Christian support for the Child Discipline Bill’. Signatories included the Methodist church president Rev Dr John Salmon and president-elect Rev Brian Turner.

Campus revs keep pace with changing world of students
By Paul Titus
As young peoples’ interest in spirituality grows and New Zealand becomes more multi-cultural, university chaplains are taking a more prominent role in the life of their campuses and communities.

Korean minister takes plunge into Kiwi culture
For new Methodist minister Rev Martin Oh the dry, rocky landscape of Alexandra is the ideal place to take a leap into the deep end and get submerged in Kiwi culture.

‘The church should not be confined to four walls’
By Judith Lacy
‘C’ is a popular word for words associated with Christianity – church, cross and chapel spring to mind. For the new minister of Wesley Broadway in Palmerston North, Rev Philomeno Kinera ‘c’ should stand for community, candour, and compassion too.