Sunday 14th August: Wesleyan/Methodist Historic Tour including to the forgotten cemetery

Starting 1.30pm at Fencible Walk, Picton Street, Howick.

Special tour in Howick & districts 175th anniversary year of historic Wesleyan/Methodist sites in East Auckland, including a forgotten cemetery unknown to most passers-by. The tour will be escorted by Rev Dr Richard Waugh (President of the World Methodist Historical Society) and Alan La Roche (Howick Historian).

1.30pm: Gather at Fencible Walk (110 Picton Street), site of 1852 Wesleyan beginnings. 2.15pm: Gather at old Wesleyan Methodist Cemetery at 337a Pakuranga Road (park around corner in Gossamer Drive and walk back to cemetery). 2.45pm Visit Howick Historical Village (discounted entry fee of $11 per person) to visit the historic 1852 Wesleyan Methodist chapel (one of the oldest buildings in East Auckland). Sing some favourite hymns by Charles Wesley (accompanied by pedal organ) and with thanksgiving prayers. Afternoon tea at the Homestead Café. All welcome.