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Methodist Church of New Zealand

Te Hahi Weteriana o Aotearoa


  • The Methodist Archives is open Wednesday afternoons in the storage facility by appointment only
  • Contact Jo Smith, Archivist at the email address below
  • Methodist Church of New Zealand Archives
  • PO Box 931, Christchurch, New Zealand 8140

Temporary office


Methodist Church history including Nelson Methodist Parish records is held in the Methodist Archives Christchurch. Information on ministers, deaconesses, full time workers and lay people. Parishes, buildings and land, mission, women's/men's/youth work social services, children's homes, committees, etc.

Archives Collection

Births, Deaths and Marriages

  • Baptismal, marriage and membership rolls in the Methodist Church


  • Church newspapers from 1870