Rev David Poultney

David PoultneyDavid is a Methodist Presbyter currently serving at St John’s in The City Methodist Church in Nelson. He was involved with the Legalise Love campaign and is very happy to work with any same sex couple who are planning to marry. David is himself gay but regardless of this he believes that each wedding, whether the couple is gay or straight, should be a unique and carefully prepared ceremony.
He can be contacted on 022 3502263 or 03 5480558 or by using the contact form below.
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St Stephen’s Hamilton South

St Stephen’s is proud to be an inclusive Presbyterian church.

We declare that we are an open and inclusive congregation where all people can come together seeking God as revealed in Jesus and his life and teaching.
We affirm the central beliefs of the Christian faith while respecting diversity of opinion in individual understanding and expression of that faith.
All people are welcome to participate fully in the life of our congregation in whatever way is appropriate for them.
In appointing leaders, the Session is conscious of this commitment to inclusiveness.
Agreed by the members of St Stephen’s, August 1997

Same-sex couples are welcome to get married at St Stephen’s.

07 843 7133
Corner of Ohaupo Rd and Mahoe St


Rev Alistair McBride

Alistair is a Presbyterian minister of St Stephen’s and Scots parishes in Hamilton.

Speaking of marriage equality, Alistair said “It can only strengthen the fabric that will support all couples who wish to live in a deep, committed relationship.”

Alistair blogs his sermons over here.

He can be contacted on 07 849 2685 or 021 138 5542 or using the contact form below.

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Rev Dr Susan Thompson

susan thompsonSusan is a Methodist minister in Hamilton, a marriage and civil union celebrant and a lesbian.

Her work and her life has given her experience in helping a wide variety of couples to create meaningful commitment/marriage services.

She can be contacted on 07 856 9699 or 021 057 0913 or by using the contact form below.


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