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CWS (Christian World Service)

CWS is a development, justice and aid agency, seeking to end poverty and injustice throughout the world by supporting communities working for better lives and livelihoods, humanitarian relief in times of disaster and campaigning against the causes of global poverty.

As a parish we are proud to continue a tradition of fundraising and support for CWS, especially their annual Christmas Appeal.

Freephone within New Zealand: 0800 74 73 72.


DCM, formerly known as Downtown Community Ministry, was founded in 1969 and provides advocacy and support for those most in need. They are based in the Compassion Building on Lukes Lane in the heart of Wellington. Our parish counts itself among other support churches, including St. Peter’s Anglican, St. Andrew’s and St. John’s Presbyterian, St. Joseph’s Roman Catholic, and the Wellington Society of Friends.

Those who access DCM frequently have backgrounds of homelessness and/or drug, alcohol or gambling addictions. Many carry personal debt and some have a criminal history. Three key programmes have been developed to address these issues:
- Project Margin locates suitable housing and assists people to remain housed
- The Street People Project offers a banking service with total money management
- The Food Bank provides necessary food items, referrals to other appropriate services and identifies the factors contributing towards food bank use.

More recently, DCM is responding to the ‘culture of hopelessness’ common within the client group by developing personal development plans and assisting clients into training or work opportunities.

Ph: (04) 384 7699 / Fax: (04) 384 7688

Drama Christi

Drama Christi is a cooperative theatre group based at Wesley Methodist Church, 75 Taranaki Street, Wellington.

Anyone who wishes to join is welcome to take part. Some members are very experienced, some just beginners. Some prefer backstage or wardrobe work. All ages take part. Everyone contributes whatever they have to offer to each production. No one gets paid, and there is no subscription.

Drama Christi present plays, movement and mime that stimulate and challenge the audience, as well as entertain. Choice of shows has ranged from classical theatre through Shakespeare, spoken poetry, dance, drama and musicals to modern plays.

The group usually performs in the Drama Christi Studio, but have at times been invited to present performances elsewhere, from time to time contributing to services in Wesley Church, especially at Easter and Christmas.

Drama Christi has been continuously active for over 60 years – the first performance was in 1947. A widespread network of friends of Drama Christi receives news of forthcoming productions.

Ph / Bookings: (04) 475 9562

The Methodist Church of New Zealand

The head office (Connexional Office) for the Methodist Church of New Zealand is based at 1 Maydell Street, Ilam, Christchurch.

Ph: (03) 366 6049 / Fax: (03) 358 7146

WCA (Wesley Community Action)

Wesley Community Action (previously Wesley Wellington Mission) was formed as the social services arm of Wellington Methodist Parish. A Social Services Trust Board was established in 1949 when Mr. & Mrs. W. T. Strand donated a 150 acre property at Naenae for an eventide settlement.

Today Wesley Community Action provides a range of residential and community-based services for young people, families and the elderly.

The offices of WCA are located on site at Wesley Church, 75 Taranaki Street.

Ph: (04) 385 3727 / Fax: (04) 382 8054