The Methodist Archives in Christchurch will be closing our Reading Room in the Archives storage facility during the cold winter months, while the Archivist is away.
Closed from Wednesday 29 May 2013 reopening Wednesday 17 July 2013.
Over this period, emails to the Archives email address will be monitored, and any urgent enquiries will be responded to.
We apologise for any delay in responding to enquiries or inconvenience caused by our temporary closure.
Methodist Church of New Zealand Archives
- Archives Reading Room at Unit 7, 515 Wairakei Road is open Wednesday afternoons 1-4 pm.
- Space is available for 2 people only at a time, so please contact the Archivist to book a seat before visiting.
- Temporarily closed 29 May 2013-17 July 2013.
The Methodist Church of New Zealand Archives national repository in Christchurch will be closed from Wednesday 2 February 2011 for a long-awaited storage development. We apologise for the late advisement of the date of closure; this is another side-effect of the Christchurch earthquake.
We hope to re-open the Archives, along with our expanded storage area, on 7 June 2011. Any change to this date will be advised as soon as possible on the Methodist Church website.
During the period the Archives are closed, there will be limited facility to answer written enquiries. This is because the present storage is going to be sealed off to prevent dust and damage to the collection (we are sealing round the door). Our Reading Room is also being used for storage, while the areas being fitted out with new shelving are built, so researchers are not able to visit.
The Archives volunteer team and I will be working on the typing backlog, which will mean we can put more information about our holdings on the Methodist Church website.
During our closure, access to Methodist Church publications, newspapers, photographs and information can be found in the following repositories:
Methodist Church of New Zealand