WE HAVE (virtually) MOVED!

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Yes – we have a new “home” in cyberspace, called Aldersgate Centre and you are invited to visit and make yourself familiar with the various pages and bits and pieces of news and information available there.

This website will gradually become obsolete – and the new website already offers exciting new possibilities and opportunities to interact with others.


First Sunday in Advent

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adventThis Sunday, 2 December, is the first Sunday in Advent for 2018.  The Leader of Worship will be Rev Stephanie Robson, who will also celebrate Holy Communion.  The service begins at 10.00am, and will be held in the hall at the Knox Centre, 28 Bealey Avenue.  See you there!

Spring Series at St Ninian’s, Riccarton

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90413778A Cultural History of Humanity’s Search for Meaning
with the Rev Ian Crumpton.


An exploration of Jeremy Lent’s book,
The Patterning Instinct
(Amherst, NY: Prometheus Books, 2017)


Friday evenings – 19 and 26 October

BYO takeaway tea 5-6pm for those who wish.
Session 6-7pm in the Lounge behind the Church


This has been running all through October
but each session stands alone
so anyone is welcome to join us for the last two evenings.

19 Oct – The Conquest of Nature  (The Christian worldview: the incubator for scientific cognition; how the Western Capitalist model came to envelop the globe).

26 Oct: The Web of Meaning?  (Learnings from collapsed civilisations; some of humanity’s possible future trajectories)

Prof Kevin Clements’ lecture and workshop PowerPoint presentations

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Prof Kevin ClementsEarlier this month, Prof Kevin Clements (Chair and Foundation Director, The National Centre for Peace and Conflict Studies, University of Otago) presented a public lecture hosted by Durham Street Methodist Church, entitled “The Politics of Compassion: In an Age of Ruthless Power.”  The next morning he facilitated a peacemaking experiential workshop.

Both of these events were accompanied by a PowerPoint presentation, and you can obtain your own copy here (for the public lecture) and here (for the experiential workshop).



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