The Pitt St Methodist congregations have affirmed their inclusive, welcoming position, and same gender marriages may be conducted in Pitt St Methodist Church.
The congregation’s mission statement is:
As a multicultural congregation
we wish to celebrate and affirm our bicultural journey
along with the giftedness and ministry
of all members in the Church as followers of Jesus Christ
regardless of their gender, age, ability, sexual orientation, race, or theological perspective.
We believe that in our inclusiveness
all should speak for themselves
and no one should be excluded
from discovering the grace and love of God
and the opportunity for Christian service,
and further, we believe that this will
undergird and strengthen our ever-changing church.
Methodist publication Touchstone reports that Mornington Church, part of Dunedin Methodist Parish, has opted to open its doors to same-sex marriages.
“Mornington has always been an inclusive church,” parishioner Colin Gibson says. “We would be more than happy for our ministers to conduct a same-sex marriage here. We think that is the logical situation. We have always supported gay rights, so we feel it is a perfectly normal extension of this now that it’s legal within the state.”
David 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.
Michael has been a Methodist minister for the past 40 years. He has recently retired but is happy to officiate at same-sex weddings. Michael lives in Levin.
Hugh is a Presbyterian minister in a Christchurch Methodist/Presbyterian cooperating parish with an inclusive theology.
He is open to planning a wedding with as much input a couple may wish to have as well as being able to offer guidance where needed. He sees a duty to be available to conduct weddings for same sex couples wishing to marry in a Christian context.
His church, St Alban’s Uniting Parish, is available for same-sex weddings.
Hugh can be contacted on 03 385 7545 or by using the contact form below.
St Albans is a cooperating Methodist/Presbyterian parish in Christchurch that strives to be “Christ in the Community. No strings attached.”
The church is available for same-sex weddings.
Cnr Nancy Avenue and Knowles Street.
Phone 03 385 7545
Mary is a Methodist Minister in Christchurch. More details will be added later.