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

Email the Webmaster
Email the Connexional Office

March 2007

Methodists bear witness at wet Waitangi Day
By Paul Titus
The spirit of Waitangi Day was drenched but not dampened at its birthplace this year. And, in the tradition of their presence at the signing of the Treaty of Waitangi in 1840, Methodists were part of the action at the event’s 167th anniversary. Read more...

Tradition of controversy endures
No nation is without its controversies, and it has become a contemporary tradition that Waitangi Day is a time for New Zealanders, and Maori in particular, to air some of their grievances.

Liberal Methodists seek like-minded individuals for possible relationship
The liberals of the Methodist Church have some questions to ask. Such as: how many liberals are out there these days? Do they want to get together to form a group within the NZ Methodist Connexion? And what is a liberal anyway?

Diversity statement expands the scope of Godzone
By Julia Stuart
Is New Zealand still a Christian country? It’s implied in our very nick-name, Godzone, and our national anthem. The churches in our landscape, Bible in Schools, chaplains in our prisons and military institutions – all a visible Christian presence. But things are changing.

Interfaith Forum lifts the tone of religious dialogue in NZ
By Julia Stuart
Religious ‘tolerance’ is out and ‘respect’ for other faiths is much to be preferred, according to participants at the Fourth Interfaith Forum in Hamilton in late February. One Buddhist described tolerance as a ‘low virtue’ and something you did with toothache. Respect was far more positive and personal, she said.

Change afoot at Board of Ministry
By Paul Titus
The Board of Ministry is one of the Methodist Church’s real workhorses. After a period of reflection and planning, the Board now has the bit in its teeth and is cantering quickly toward making some major changes in the way the Church educates its members for ministry.

One door closes, another opens at Methodist Mission Northern
After a recent farewell to retiring superintendent and executive director Rev Keith Taylor, Methodist Mission Northern (MMN) has now welcomed Rev John Murray into the role.