Congregational Union of New Zealand
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P.O. Box 112
14 St. Catherine Crescent, West Harbour
Auckland 4066
New Zealand (Ocenania)
Telephone: +64 9 416 7463
Fax: +64 9 378 9563
Address-No.: 1213 / 5033

The Congregational Fellowship was founded in the far north by Pastor Barzillai Quaife in 1840. Forty years later there were still only 12 ministers in the whole country. The first Congregational Union was held in 1887. In 1893 women were admitted to the Assembly as full members, and a few years later a woman became president of the Assembly. In 1920 the Congregational Union approached the Presbyterian Church with a view to church union, but it later withdrew “until the Meth could join in.” In 1947 the Assembly accepted responsibility for Samoan, Cook Island, and Niuean Christians in New Zealand (former London Missionary Society Churches). But in 1963 The Pacific Island Congregational Church (PICC) split over matters of language and culture to form a Samoan Church. The majority of the remaining PICC joined the Presbyterian Church (cf. no. 1).

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: 850
(conventionally): 15
house fellowships
(Number of growing parishes): 15
Ordained clergy
total: 14
women´s ordination
total: 0
total: 0
  no information about deacons
total: 0
missionaries working abroad
Baptismal practise
infant and believer´s baptism
No information about godparents
Lord's Supper
Frequency per annum: 12
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
Districts amd annual National Assembly
Official languages
  • English
  • Maori
  • Samoan
  • CookIsland
  • Niuean
  • Apostles´ Creed

International assiciations


last update: 27.02.2004
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