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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February 2009

NZ religious politics turn green and red
By Paul Titus

New Zealand politics tends to be a secular realm. Conservative Christian political parties have made little impact, and the other parties mostly ignore religion. This has started to change. Two of the larger parties now acknowledge and accommodate the spiritual views of their members and the public. Read more ........

A view from Rome
Ecumenical journey on track despite hiccups
By Rev Dr Trevor Hoggard
Late last year Rome experienced several damp, grey and cold weeks before things turned brighter in early December. Despite the improved weather, the publication of the special ordinariate for dissident Anglicans who wish to move to Rome in opposition to the ordination of women and homosexuals fell over the city’s ecumenical scene like a cold, wet blanket. Read more .......

Boyd Remembrance chance to move beyond tragic past
An initiative to reunite the descendents of those involved in tragic historical event is being described as a significant milestone in the relations between Maori and Pakeha. The ‘Boyd Remembrance’ was held in Whangaroa, Northland on December 4th-6th. People gathered from as far away as Australia to remember those were part of the Boyd story and their ancestors. Read more .....

New life for Kawhia Church
A church with roots in Maori Methodism and the Kingi movement has had a remarkable rebirth in time for its 75th anniversary. According to the Waikato Times, the Kawhia Methodist Memorial Church was built to honour the establishment of the first Methodist mission in the area in 1843. The foundation for the building was laid by the Maori King Koroki in 1934 and it was officially opened by Princess Te Puea Herangi in 1935. Read more .......

Cosmic celebration at Parliament of the World’s Religions
A celebration focusing on the cosmos and our place in it was Kiwi hymn writer Rev Bill Wallace’s offering to the Parliament of the World’s Religions that took place in Melbourne December 3rd-9th 2009. Read more .......

Parish tools up for mission with men’s shed
Step into the lounge of St Albans Uniting Parish in Christchurch and you won’t see the usual stack of chairs, worship paraphernalia, bulletin boards, or cartons of books and toys. Instead you’ll find a bench saw, an over-hand planer, a lathe, and heaps of hand tools. elcome to the Men’s Shed, a community workshop where men can gather to do carpentry, learn new skills, or just socialise. Read more .......