The Whanganui Monthly Meeting area includes the districts of Taranaki south of Mokau, Whanganui, Ruapehu and Rangitikei Districts (west of the Rangitikei River).
Whanganui Monthly Meeting is held at at Friends Meeting House, 256 Wicksteed Street, Whanganui 4500 on the first Sunday of the month (except January) immediately following Meeting for Worship at about 11 am.
In 1912 Whanganui Meeting was part of the Wellington Monthly Meeting which covered the region from Taranaki in the north, Hawkes Bay in the east, and Wellington in the south.
In 1931, this grouping was rearranged establishing the Whanganui and Taranaki Monthly Meeting.
At the December Monthly Meeting 2017, the Monthly Meeting made an application to Yearly meeting to form two separate Monthly Meetings. This was approved effective by Yearly Meeting effective from 1 January 2018. The arrangement lasted until the 31 December 2022 but post Covid it was now practical for distant friends to attend monthly business meetings by Zoom and no longer travel 2 hours by road. It was agreed that Taranaki Monthly Meeting be disestablished and as from 1 January 2023 to become a worship group of Whanganui Monthly meeting.
Meetings for Worship
Whanganui Monthly Meeting comprises three Worship Groups: Whanganui, the Settlement and Taranaki.
Locations: Scroll down this screen to see a map of the locations of the Worship Group venues, contact details and times below.
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