Tuesday, October 13, 2015

New Zealand Anglicans and Methodists eye closer ties

From New Zealand-

The Anglican and Methodist churches are in talks which could bring them closer than ever.

The two were working on equal recognition of each other's ordained clergy and a hui, held in Auckland in September, had kicked off the latest round of discussions which could see them more united in the future.

Of all the Christian denominations, the Anglican Church of Aotearoa and the Methodist Church of New Zealand had the most similarities.

John Wesley founded Methodism, with parishioners from the Anglican church, in the 18th century.

Reverend Bob Sidal minister of the Woodlands Rd parish, had already worked at St John's Anglican church in Wai-iti Rd by leading a funeral there.

With an earthquake-prone church building out of use, the congregation had used the church hall to worship, but there was not enough room for mourners.

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1 comment:

Al DeFilippo said...

Thank you for the post. For more on John Wesley and early Methodism, I would like to invite you to the website for the book series, The Asbury Triptych Series. The trilogy based on the life of Francis Asbury, the young protégé of John Wesley and George Whitefield, opens with the book, Black Country. The opening novel in this three-book series details the amazing movement of Wesley and Whitefield in England and Ireland as well as its life-changing effect on a Great Britain sadly in need of transformation. Black Country also details the Wesleyan movement's effect on the future leader of Christianity in the American colonies, Francis Asbury. The website for the book series is www.francisasburytriptych.com. Please enjoy the numerous articles on the website. Again, thank you, for the post.