Reformed Churches of New Zealand
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P.O. Box 1301
New Zealand (Ocenania)
Telephone: +64 6 876-4351
Fax: +64 6 816-4351
Email: stated-clerk@reformed-churches.org.nz
Address-No.: 1214 / 5034

Information in the internet:

URL: http://www.reformed-churches.org.nz
Languages of the website: English

After World War II many Dutch people immigrated to New Zealand. Most joined existing churches. But some felt that the Presbyterian Church of New Zealand had strayed from sound doctrine and in 1953 founded a new denomination: the Reformed Churches of New Zealand. Ministers came from Holland or were sent by the Christian Reformed Church of North America or the Orthodox Presbyterian Church (cf. United States). Initially, the church belonged to several international bodies. Due to tensions, membership in the ICCC was discontinued in 1969. Formal ties with the Gereformeerde Kerken in the Netherlands (cf. Netherlands no. 5) and with the Christian Reformed Church of North America (cf. United States) ended respectively in 1986 and 1995. The church adheres strictly to the Ref confession and seeks to be faithful to God�s Word according to the Ref confessions.

Note: We did not manage to contact this church. Therefore, we cannot exclude that its address has changed or that the church does not exist any more.
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Statistic data of church

total: 3271
(conventionally): 18
house fellowships
(Number of growing parishes): 2
Ordained clergy
total: 18
no women´s ordination
total: 0
total: 0
  deacons available
total: 0
missionaries working abroad
Baptismal practise
infant and believer´s baptism
No information about godparents
Lord's Supper
Frequency per annum: 6
Newspapers/ Periodicals
no information about publication of magazines
Theological training facilities

Number: 1

Schools providing general education
no information about other schools
Founded in
Organizational structures
Presbyterian in 3 regions, Synod at national level
Official languages
  • English
  • Apostles´ Creed
  • Athanasian Creed
  • Canon of Dort (1618/19)
  • Heidelberg Catechism (1563)
  • Nicene Creed (381)
  • Westminster Confession (1646/47)

International assiciations


last update: 27.02.2004
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