Topic: Waitara Methodist Church

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This Methodist Church in Hutchins Street, Waitara opened for worship on 11 February, 1904. The first services were conducted by Revs. J.N.Buttle and W.Cannell, together with the Rev I.J.Garlick. On Sunday, 17 February 1904, a special service was held by Rev. C. Porter of Hawera.

It appears the design of the church was based on sketch plans drawn by Mr Ernest Wickham. The lowest tender, from Wickham Bros. for £447.00.00, was accepted.

The first  Methodist Church on this site - purchased for £12.00.00 - erected in 1875, was moved from Belt Road in New Plymouth. Once on the site, it was enlarged at a cost of £150.00.00, and a transept added in 1882, at a cost of £275.00.00.

In 1986 a large foyer was added to the front of the church.

Final service was held in 2015.

(August 2016: Church buildings are for sale)

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