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About meCoastal Unity Parish is part of the Presbyterian Church of Aotearoa New Zealand. It has 2 worship centres at Caversham and St. Margarets in Green Island.

About my libraryHISTORY

The Parish library is based on the donation of books from the library of the late John Meiklejohn. He was the Caversham Church organist. His book collection was gifted to the parish after his death. The books are mostly on theology and church history. The Meiklejohn donation is housed at the Caversham Church. It has recently been suplemented by a donation from the Rev. Geoffrey Vine. There are a large numbers of books on the Bible and devotional literature held at the three Worship centres of the Coastal Unity Parish. These collections have accumulated over the years. Inaddition there are the working libraries of the three ministers of the parish. The parish would be most gratful for any donation of either books or money to enhance the size and value of the book collection.


The library will have separate collections at the 3 worship centres of the parish. The main collection at Caversham Church is held in the St Andrew Lounge. There will be separate collections for the items held in the offices of the parish ministers. Within the collections books will be arranged in Dewey classification order. There will be separate sequences for over size books and double oversize books. The books ranging up to 23 cm. in height will be in the normal sequence. The books ranging from 23 to 28 cm in height will be in the over size sequences and books over 28 cm. in height will be in the double over size sequence. The over size sequence will be marked with a single cross + and the double oversize sequence will have two crosses ++


Membership is open to all members of the parish plus the adherents of the Presbyterian Church


Books may be lent for a period of a month. The items will be self service. The borrowers will need to fill out their names, telephone numbers and date of issue on the book cards which will are held in pockets contained within the backs of the library books. When the borrowers return the library books it will be most appreciated if they add the date of return to the book cards.


The parish library will be open on Sunday mornings and other times that the churches are being used for parish activities. At other times please contact the Coastal Unity Parish office which will be open mornings during the week The parish office number is 487-6367.


MAY 2011

Back in May the heights of the book shelves in the bookcases at Caversham were adjusted. Now none our books should be lieing flat and they should be more findable. Many thanks to Jim Jones for his practical assistance

JUNE 2011

The Parish has just purchased a small wood veneer book case with 4 shelves. This will allow some expansion of space for more books. Many thanks to Ken Baker who provided the use of his car to carry the book case to the Caversham Church


The Parish library has achieved full membership on LibraryThing. Over 200 books have been added to the church profile. Great thanks for the assistance of Mary and Jill Somerville who have been helping in the labelling and processing of the library books. Inaddition paper lists of the library's books by author, title, tag and Dewey classification order have been produced and have been put in binders. The binders are housed with the books in thew St Andrew Lounge. The library has been given donations of books by members of the parish and Presbyterian Support Otago. The donated books will be soon be added to the catalogue


Bruce has kindly made available to the parish members a number of books from his library in his room at the Church office. They are listed under the Collection Bruce Hamill and have the words BRUCE HAMILL in the comments field. To borrow them please contact Bruce or Wendy at the church office 487-6367

Favorite authorsWilliam Barclay, Green Island Presbyterian Church (Dunedin (N.Z.)), D. Bruce Hamill, C. S. Lewis, Dennis M. Povey, Presbyterian Church of New Zealand, Presbyterian Church of Aotearoa New Zealand, Presbyterian Support Otago (Organization), Graham Redding, John Spenser Somerville, Kevin R. Ward (Shared favorites)

Real nameCoastal Unity Parish

LocationDunedin, New Zealand

Account typeprivate, lifetime

Member sinceSep 15, 2010

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