The Administration Division of the Methodist Church has moved to its new office, Weteriana House, 50 Langdons Road, Papanui, Christchurch. The Methodist Archives is part of the Administration Division.
While the Archivist and volunteer team have relocated to Langdons Road, the Archives Collection has not and this still remains in a storage facility.
For researchers to access documents, photographs, books or plans, from now on they will have to make a prior arrangement with the Archivist.
The Archivist will retrieve requested items from storage and transport them to 50 Langdons Road where they can be viewed.
Researchers will need to consult the catalogue on our website and let the Archivist know what they want to see. At least 24 hours notice in advance is required and an appointment time needs to be made during office working hours as a meeting room will have to be booked.
This move to Langdons Road has meant that our opening hours are longer and more flexible than the previous half day per week, but records do need to be pre-ordered.
The future Archives Repository building has been approved by the Board of Administration of the Methodist Church and we have been advised that construction will start in 2017. This is a purpose-built building and will be adjacent to Weteriana House at 50 Langdons Road.
For more information please contact:
Methodist Church of New Zealand Archives Christchurch
National repository for the archives of the Methodist Church of New Zealand
Head Archivist, Methodist Church of New Zealand Archives
Weteriana House, 50 Langdons Road, Christchurch 8053
PO Box 931, Christchurch 8140, New Zealand
Telephone: (03) 366 6049 ext 831
Hours: By appointment with the Archivist. Closed weekends, public holidays, Christmas—New Year and Easter Tuesday.
Availability: Please telephone or email the Archivist before visiting to make an appointment and arrange for records to be retrieved from storage.
Charges: No charge for access during office working hours, but charges for purchasing copies or for the Archives staff undertaking research on your behalf.
- Transcript of entry in baptism register: $10.00
- Written enquiries requiring research on behalf: $25.00 per half hour.
For more details of charges, please see our website http://www.methodist.org.nz/archives
PS – unfortunately while the Archivist is away, there is no service. I will be away from 16 December – 16 January 2017.
Season’s Greetings to you all.