Methodist Church a centre for inclusion

A Methodist church in central Christchurch where three men lost their lives in the 2011 earthquake has been rebuilt as a centre for spirituality, inclusion, and social justice.

Methodist Church-owned Aldersgate on Durham St will officially open on February 29, when a memorial for those who died on the site will be unveiled in the reflective garden.

The new building, designed by Christchurch architects Wilkie and Bruce and costing more than $10 million, is a Methodist church that welcomes all faiths and cultures and has a philosophy of “open hearts, open minds, open doors”.
The design of Aldersgate has previously been described as “startlingly beautiful”. Read more

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