Bay of Plenty Presbytery Records

Kawerau Presbyterian Church -

  • The Church Hall was broken into in 1992 and items stolen.

St John's Presbyterian Church, Opotiki -

  • Board of Managers minutes prior to 1943 missing.
    An insurance claim was lodged c.1958-59 for £600 pounds to cover the loss of the Church organ. There is no mention of damage to the Church building.

Rangitaiki Presbyterian Church -

  • No Communion rolls prior to 1936.

Rotorua Presbyterian Church -

  • The manse burnt down on the 13 July 1907. It is unknow if any records were specifically lost at this time. 
  • Session minutes c.1894 to 1906 missing; no Communion rolls prior to 1904 (all noted missing in 1954).

St Peter's Presbyterian Church, Tauranga -

  • Board of Managers minutes 1886 to 1911 and Sept 1949 to Feb 1952 missing; Baptism rolls prior to 1917 may be incomplete; Marriage registers c.1878 to Nov 1882 missing; (all noted missing in 1984). No Communion roll 1908 to 1934.

St. Stephen's Co-Operating Parish, Reporoa -

  • The Church was almost totally destroyed by fire c.1970's - 80's.

Wairakei Presbyterian Church -

  • The Wairakei Church Hall, having been opened on the 21st Dec 1933, was completely destroyed by fire (apparently by a neighbouring bush fire) in 1946. 

Whakatane Presbyterian Church -

  • The Church Hall suffered smoke and ceiling damage due to a stove being installed too close to the wall, c.1954-55. 

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