Location of New Zealand Presbyterian Church Parish Records :
 

Key :

  • An Asterisk * indicates records held in a Regional Repository, the address for which will appear under the Presbytery heading.
  • Hash # indicates records held by the Presbyterian Archives in Dunedin (address appears under "Otago & Southland below).
  • An exclamation mark ! indicates records still held by the Parish or another institution and a contact address will be given if available.

If you are in any doubt or experience any difficulties, please contact the Presbyterian Church Archivist.

Northland Union District Council, Presbyteries of North Shore, Auckland and South Auckland :

        Parish Repository for Auckland / North Shore / Northland Districts :

         Presbyterian Church Archives Research Centre
         Knox College
         Arden Street, Opoho
         Dunedin 9010

  • Albany (refer Browns Bay) #
  • Auckland District Bible Class Committee #
  • Avondale (The Whau) #
  • Awhitu (refer Mauku) #
  • Balmoral (Edendale) # (marriage registers only - records still held by parish?)
  • Belmont #
  • Big Omaha (refer Mahurangi) #
  • Brighams Creek (refer Henderson) #
  • Drury #
  • Edendale, Mt Roskill (refer Balmoral)
  • Ellerslie / Mt Wellington #
  • Epsom #
  • Glendowie #
  • Greenlane #
  • Grayfriars, Mt Eden ! [http://www.greyfriars.org.nz/contact.php]
  • Hikurangi # (excludes marriage registers - still held by Parish?)
  • Hobsonville Home Mission Station # (marriage registers only - Parish records still held by local Parish?)
  • Hokianga # ( Marriage Register only)
  • Kaipara Flats (refer Mahurangi)#
  • Kaitaia #
  • Kaurihohore # (no pre 1920 marriage registers)
  • Kumeu Home Mission Station # (minute book only)
  • Mahurangi #
  • Manganui # (Marriage Register only)
  • Mangapai Home Mission Charge #
  • Mangawai #
  • Massey #
  • Matakana (refer Mahurangi) #
  • Mauku #
  • Mt Albert #
  • Nihotapu (refer Henderson) #
  • Northland District Bible Class Committee #
  • North Shore Presbyterial #
  • Northland Uniting District Council # (records not currently in use only)
  • Onehunga #
  • Patumahoe (refer Mauku) #
  • Presbyterian Social Service Association (Auckland Area) *
  • Presbytery of Auckland #
  • Presbytery of Northland #
  • Presbytery of South Auckland #
  • Riverhead (refer St Andrew's Henderson) #
  • St Aidan's Church, Northcote #
  • St Andrew's Church, Henderson # (excludes marriage registers - still held by Parish?)
  • St Andrew's Church, Howick *
  • St Andrew's Church, Otahuhu # (excludes marriage registers - still held by Parish?)
  • St Andrew's Church, Suva, (Republic of Fiji) # (Records 1883 to 1937 only, later records still held by Parish in Suva)
  • St Andrews First Presbyterian Church, Symonds Street, Auckland ! Records held in Auckland Central Library, PO Box 4138, Auckland 1030.
  • St Cuthberts Church, Browns Bay #
  • St David's Church, Kamo #
  • St David's Church, Khyber Pass #
  • St Enoch's Church, Owairaka #
  • St Heliers #
  • St James, [Central Auckland incl. Beresford Street] ! - Records held by Auckland Public Library, Central City Library, PO Box 4138, Auckland 1010 (physical location 44-46 Lorne Street, Auckland).
  • St John's, Raumanga #
  • St John's, Whangarei #
  • St Luke's Church Auckland ! Contact address : The Session Clerk, The Community of St Luke, 130 Remuera Road, Remuera, Auckland 1050
  • St Martin's Church, Glen Eden #
  • St Paul's Church, Devonport #
  • St Paul's Church, Kamo #
  • St Peter's Church, Great North Road #
  • St Phillip's Church, Point Chevalier # (excludes marriage registers - still held by Parish?)
  • Somervell Memorial Church, Remuera ! Early Session and Managers minutes are now held by the Presbyterian Archives at Dunedin however all other records, including Marriage and Baptism registers, are currently still held by the Parish. Contact address : The Session Clerk, Somervell Memorial Church, 497 Remuera Road, Remuera, Auckland 1050.
  • Taupaki (refer St Andrew's Henderson) #
  • Tauraroa (refer Mahurangi) #
  • Titoki / St John's #
  • Titirangi #
  • Torbay (refer Browns Bay) #
  • Waiau Pa (refer Mauku) #
  • Waiotira (refer Mangapai) #
  • Waitakere (refer St Andrew's Henderson) #
  • Waiuku #
  • Waipu #
  • Warkworth (refer Mahurangi) #
  • Whakapara # (excludes marriage registers - still held by local Parish?)
  • Whangarei Uniting Church (see also St John's, Whangarei) #
  • Whau (refer Avondale) #
     

Presbytery of Waikato :

        Hamilton Public Library
        PO Box 933
        Hamilton 2015

        Ph (09) 838 6826

  • Cambridge #
  • Hauraki Plains Mission Station *
  • Presbytery of Waikato *
  • St Andrew's Church, Matamata * (records for St Andrew's Presb. Church, Matamata held by the Matamata Historical Society, Forth Tower Heritage Centre, Tower Road, Matamata)
  • St James Presbyterian Church, Thames ! (The Parish Secretary, Thames Union Church, C/- Po Box 544, Thames 2801)
  • Taumarunui *
  • St James, Waihi ! (C/- St James Presbyterian Church, Moresby Avenue, Waihi 3610)


Presbytery of the Bay of Plenty and Te Aka Puaho :

         Tauranga Public Library (Local History Section)
         Private Bag 12022
         Tauranga 3020

         Ph (07) 577-7183

  • Presbytery of Bay of Plenty *
  • Trinity Church, Ngongotaha (Rotorua) *
     

Presbytery of Taranaki :

          Taranaki Museum
          P0 Box 315
          New Plymouth 4601

          Ph (06) 758 9583

  • Knox Church, Eltham *
  • Knox Church, New Plymouth *
  • St Andrew's Church, Stratford   *                

Presbytery of Gisborne :

        Gisborne Museum & Arts Centre
        PO Box 716
        Gisborne 3801

        (06) 867 3832

  • Presbytery of Gisborne #
  • All Parish records are currently held by local parishes. We can provide contact details if required.

Presbytery of Hawkes Bay :

         Hawke's Bay Cultural Trust Ruawharo Taurangi
         P0 Box 248
         Napier 4001

         Ph (06) 835-7781

  • Hawkes Bay Presbytery *
  • Knox Church, Ahuriri *
  • Putorino (refer Ahuriri) *
  • St Aidan's Church, Hastings *
  • St Columba Church, Taradale *
  • St David's Church, Hastings *
  • St David's Church, Napier *
  • St David's Woodville (see under Presbytery of Manawatu)
  • St John's Hastings # (many records fire damaged)
  • St Peter's Church, Napier *
     

Presbytery of Wanganui :                   

        Wanganui Regional Museum
         P0 Box 352
        Wanganui

         Ph (06) 345 7443

  • Presbytery of Wanganui #
  • Mangaweka-Rewa Parish ! - The records are in the care of the Mangaweka Heritage Group and stored (only) by the Dept. of Conservation in Mangaweka on their behalf.
  • (Other Parishes to be advised)

 

Presbytery of Manawatu :

         Ian Matheson City Archives
         C/- Palmerston North City Library
         PO Box 1948
         Palmerston North 5315

        Email : archives@pncc.govt.nz

         Ph (06) 356 8199 or 06 351 4100

  • Foxton *
  • Manawatu South *
  • Rangitohu *
  • Shannon
  • St Alban's Palmerston North *
  • St David's Woodville * (previously under Presbytery of Hawkes Bay)

Presbytery of Wellington & Wairarapa Union District Council :

           Alexander Turnbull Library Manuscripts and Archives Section
           P0 Box 12 349
           Wellington 6001

           Ph (04) 474 3000

  • Calvin Church, Brooklyn *
  • Island Bay *
  • Iona Church, Upper Hutt Parish *
  • Kelburn ! (apart from a few more recent records held in the Alexander Turnbull Library, all earlier records are held by St John's in the City Church, Po Box 27 148, Marian Square, Wellington 6141)
  • Kent Terrace Church, Wellington *
  • Khandallah *
  • Knox Church, Lower Hutt *
  • Lansdowne Church, Masterton *
  • Lyall Bay (refer Kilbirnie) *
  • Martinborough *
  • Miramar, St Giles (refer Kilbirnie) *
  • Miramar, Knox ! (records held by St John's in the City Church, Po Box 27 148, Marian Square, Wellington 6141)
  • Miramar Uniting Church, Wellington *
  • Muritai Church (refer Eastbourne) *
  • Ngaio *
  • Onslow *
  • Roseneath Church (refer Kilbirnie) *
  • St Andrew's Church, Upper Hutt Parish *
  • St Andrew's On The Terrace, Wellington *
  • St Columba Church, Johnsonville *
  • St Columba Church, Nae Nae *
  • St David's Church, Upper Hutt Parish *
  • St Giles Church, Kilbirnie *
  • St James Church, Newtown *
  • St John's Church, Willis Street, Wellington *
  • St Paul's Church, Plimmerton *
  • St Ronan's Church, Eastbourne *
  • Seatoun *
  • Taita *
  • Trentham *
  • Upper Hutt Co-operating Parish *
  • Wadestown *
  • Waihenga (Wairarapa) *
  • Wairarapa Presbytery  *
  • Wallaceville Church *
  • Wellington Presbytery *
  • West Rangitikei Church *
     

Presbytery of Nelson - Marlborough :

         Nelson Provincial Museum
         P0 Box 645
         Nelson 7015

         Ph (03) 547 9740

  • Moutere Hills Co-operating Parish *
  • Motueka-Riwaka Uniting Church, Motueka *
  • Presbytery of Nelson-Marlborough *
  • St David's Church, Richmond *
  • St Luke's Church, Nelson *
  • St Paul's Church, Picton *
  • Tasman (refer Moutere Hills) *
  • Trinity Church, Nelson # (Marriage registers still in the Nelson Museum)
     

        Marlborough Historical Society Archives and Museum
        PO Box 308
        Blenheim 7301

        Ph (03) 578 1712

  • Awatere/Flaxmere *
  • St Andrew's Church, Blenheim *
  • St Paul's Kaikoura * (excluding Marriage Registers - refer "Lost Archives" page.
     

Presbyteries of Christchurch, Ashburton & Westcoast-Buller Union District Council :

        Unless otherwise stated (#) records for these parishes are being transferred in batches to the Archives Research Centre in Dunedin (Nov 2010).
         Unavoidably it may be some months before these records are accessible. We shall keep you informed of progress.    

  • Akaroa (see Trinity) #
  • Amuri
  • Ashburton Presbytery
  • Blackball Home Mission Station #
  • Brunner (Brunnerton) #
  • Buller Union Parish (records held in Methodist Archives, Po Box 931, Christchurch 9140)
  • Carew (refer Mayfield)
  • Central Westport Parish #
  • Christchurch Presbytery
  • Cust
  • Denniston Home Mission Station #
  • Dunsandel
  • Ellesmere Co-operating Parish
  • Granity Home Mission Station #
  • Hokitika
  • Hoon Hay, Christchurch #
  • John Knox Church, Rangiora
  • Knox Church, Reefton
  • Kaniere (Woodstock) #
  • Leeston #
  • Mayfield
  • Motukarara Home Mission Station #
  • Oxford
  • Presbyterian Synod of South Canterbury (1872-79)
  • Reefton - Totara Flat #
  • Ranunga
  • Ross #
  • St Aidan's Church, North Avon
  • St Alban's Church, Christchurch #
  • St Andrew's Church, Christchurch
  • St Andrew's Church, Hanmer
  • St Andrew's Church, Loburn
  • St Andrew's Church, Westport #
  • St Columba Church, North Avon
  • St David's Church, Christchurch
  • St David's Chuch, Leeston
  • St Enoch's Church, New Brighton
  • St John's Church, Greymouth
  • St John's Church, Lyttleton
  • St Ninian's Church, Riccarton
  • St Paul's Church, Kaiapoi (# modern records only - other early records are still held by the Christchurch Public Library)
  • St Paul's & St Paul's Trinity Pacific Church, Christchurch ! - The Parish Archivists, St Paul's Trinity Pacific Church, C/- 6 Dellow Place, Spreydon, Christchurch 8024. (Parish photographs # are held by the Presbyterian Archives in Dunedin)
  • St. Peter's Church, Woolston, Christchurch #
  • St Stephen's Church, Christchurch
  • Sumner - Redcliffs, Christchurch #
  • Springburn
  • Totara Flat Home Mission Station, Westland #
  • Trinity, Akaroa #
  • Waiau
  • Westland-Buller Union District Council
  • Westland Presbytery #
     

Presbytery of South Canterbury :

         South Canterbury Museum
         P0 Box 522
         Timaru 8601

         Ph (03) 684 2212

  • Albury *
  • Ashburton Presbytery #
  • Geraldine Co-Operating Parish *
  • Knox Church, Waimate *
  • Mackenzie Co-operating Parish *
  • Morven *
  • Orari *
  • Pleasant Point *
  • Pukaki Co-operating Parish *
  • St Andrews *
  • St Paul's, Timaru ! The Church Officer, St Paul's Presbyterian Church, 28 Seddon Street, Timaru 7910.
  • St Stephen's Church, Timaru *
  • South Canterbury Presbytery *
  • Temuka *
  • Trinity Church, Timaru *
  • Waihao Valley Co-operating *
  • Waimate *
  • Wakanui Church (refer St Paul's, Timaru) !
     

Presbyteries in Otago & Southland :

        Presbyterian Church Archives
        Knox College
        Arden Street
        Opoho
        Dunedin
        New Zealand

(For additional contact information, please refer to 'Info, Hours & Charges' link on Archives Home Page).

All records are held by the Presbyterian Church Archives in Dunedin unless otherwise stated below :

(please submit all requests by post together with the relevant charge, enclosing a reply-paid envelope or sufficient return postage)

  • Knox Church Dunedin ! - The Parish Archivist, Knox Presbyterian Church Office, 449 George Street, Dunedin
  • Popotunoa (Clinton) ! - The Session Clerk, Popotunoa Presbyterian Church, c/- 4 Manse Street,   Clinton 9251
  • St Andrew's, Gore ! - The Session Clerk, St Andrew's Presbyterian Church, 4 Devon Street, Gore 9700.
  • Cook Island Presbyterian Church Invercargill ! - The Session Clerk, Cook Islands Presbyterian Church, Cnr Elles Road & Manse Street, Invercargill
  • First Church Invercargill ! - The Parish Archivist, First Church, Cnr Tay & Ythan Street, Invercargill
  • Knox Church Invercargill ! - The Session Clerk, Knox Presbyterian Church, 107 Pomona Street, Invercargill 
  • Woodlands ! - The Session Clerk, Woodlands Presbyterian Church, c/- Mr Ian K Lang, No 1RD, Woodlands, Invercargill 9521

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