Wairarapa Presbytery Records
Featherston Presbyterian Church -
- Baptismal register 1900
to 1914 missing; Marriage registers 1900 to 1936 missing; Board of Manager's minutes 1900 to Jun 1914 missing
(all noted missing in 1954).
Greytown Presbyterian Church -
- Session book prior to 1955
missing; no Communion rolls prior to 1931; Board of
Manager's minutes prior to 1929 missing (all noted as missing
Knox Presbyterian Church, Masterton
- The original Church
building dating from 1869 (then used as the Sunday School Hall) was destroyed by fire on the 9th March 1938. "The
Outlook" Church magazine reported the loss of all old
and current Sunday School records and papers including all furnishings
and a library. A later listing from the Parish quotes
Sunday School minutes and registers as being intact however it
appears highly likely that at least some material may have been lost. The insurance claim quotes contents as having been
"damaged". The roof of the Primary Sunday School Hall including tiles and electrical fittings on another Church building
building were damaged. The insurance claim amounted to £2,278 pounds.
- An earthquake so badly damaged the Church on the 24th June 1942
that it had to be abandoned for the duration of the
Second World War as no repairs could be effected at this time.
It was finally restored, strengthened and re-opened in 1952.
- Board of Manager's minutes 1929 to 1934 missing; Session minutes
1930 to 1953 missing (all noted as missing in 1984).
No Communion roll prior to 1897.
Landsdowne Presbyterian Church, Masterton -
Register 1912 to 1945 missing (noted as missing in 1954).
Martinborough Presbyterian Church -
- Session book prior
to 1889 missing (?); early Sunday School records missing (noted as missing in 1954).
St Andrew's Presbyterian Church, Eketehuna -
register c.1914 to 1925 missing; Communion roll c.1914 to
1960 missing (all noted missing in 1984).
Wairarapa Presbytery Records -
- All minutes and records of the Wairarapa Presbytery dating from 1911 to 1971 are missing. Past and retired Ministers of the Presbytery (which is now the Wairarapa District Union Council) have not been able to thrown any light on their whereabouts.
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