Collection Info

Auckland Community Church

Span Dates: unknown

Volume: 4 folders

Description

The Auckland Community Church collection contains correspondence, minutes and other ephemeral material from a non-denominational gay community Christian group in Auckland, New Zealand.

Hist/Bio Note

A group for gay Christians began meeting at Saint Matthew's-in-the-City in 1974. The assistant pastor, John Bluck, helped to initiate the group and acted as a resource person. In 1977, it affiliated with the Metropolitan Community Church (MCC), and in 1980, it separated from MCC, and again became an inter-denominational church, acting in coopertion with MCC and the local gay and lesbian Catholic group, Ascent. For more information about their history, see their website at the following web address.
http://www.aucklandcommunitychurch.org.nz/

Finding Aid

There is not a finding aid. A brief description can be seen by scrolling to #421 at the following web address. See the related collection, Metropolitan Community Church of New Zealand, LAGANZ MS #070 from the same search webpage.
http://www.laganz.org.nz/mspapers/400-449.html

Location

The collection is located at the Lesbian and Gay Archives of New Zealand (LAGANZ), housed at the Alexander Turnbull Library of the National Library of New Zealand, Wellington, New Zealand. For more information about the collection, contact the archives staff. Contact information can be found at the following web address.
http://www.laganz.org.nz/mspapers/index.html

Index Terms

EpiscopalUniversal Fellowship of Metropolitan Community ChurchesGay liberation movement -- Religious aspectsGays -- Religious LifeHomosexuality -- History -- 20th centuryLesbianism -- Religious aspectsLesbians -- Religious lifeNew ZealandAuckland Community ChurchGays -- New Zealand -- History -- 20th Century -- SourcesHomosexuality -- Religious aspects -- New Zealand