Methodist Church of Australasia in New Zealand Act 1902

Methodist Church of Australasia in New Zealand Act 1902

Public Act1902 No 49
Date of assent3 October 1902

An Act to give Statutory Sanction to the Change of Name of the Wesleyan Methodist Church in New Zealand.

  • Preamble

    WHEREAS the United Methodist Free Churches of Australia and New Zealand, the Bible Christian Churches of Australia and New Zealand, and the Primitive Methodist Church of Australia have entered into an organic union with the Australasian Wesleyan Methodist Church (including therein the Wesleyan Methodist Church in New Zealand); and it has been agreed that the name of such Church shall be changed to The Methodist Church of Australasia: And whereas it is expedient to grant statutory sanction to the change of name of the New Zealand branch of the said united Church:

BE IT THEREFORE ENACTED by the General Assembly of New Zealand in Parliament assembled, and by the authority of the same, as follows:—

1 Short Title
  • The Short Title of this Act is The Methodist Church of Australasia in New Zealand Act 1902.

2 Change of name
  • From and after the passing of this Act the name of the New Zealand branch of the said united Church shall be The Methodist Church of Australasia in New Zealand.