Notice of temporary closure Methodist Church of New Zealand Archives 1 June 2018-September 2018.
After seven years with the Methodist Church’s archives collection stored in a warehouse as a consequence of the Christchurch earthquakes, it will soon be moving into a purpose-built, environmentally controlled building, located at 54 Langdons Road, Papanui, Christchurch alongside the Methodist Church’s Administration Division building.
The Methodist Archives in Christchurch has always been the national archive of the Methodist Church and our new repository will also include records from our closed branch in Auckland.
We are closing for three months to move the collection and enable the Archivist and volunteers to unpack and arrange the collection ready for use.
The ability to answer written enquiries will be limited during this period and we will be closed to researchers until September 2018.
From September we will be open Tuesday and Thursday 1 pm-4 pm or by appointment.
Methodist Church of New Zealand
50 Langdons Road, Christchurch 8053
PO Box 931, Christchurch 8140
Phone 03 366 6049 ext 831
Requests to view documents, photographs or architectural plans held in the Methodist Archives collection need to be made with the Archivist before visiting as our collection is in storage.
Please use our website catalogue to request what you would like to see.
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