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The Free Wesleyan Church of Tonga

The Free Wesleyan Church of Tonga

For over 150 years the Christian Church has been central to Tongan identity, and this has continued in New Zealand. One of the largest churches built by the Tongan community is the Free Wesleyan Church in Māngere, Auckland. Its shape reflects that of the traditional Tongan house or fale.

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How to cite this page:

Melenaite Taumoefolau, 'Tongans - Culture', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, http://www.TeAra.govt.nz/en/photograph/1262/the-free-wesleyan-church-of-tonga (accessed 25 February 2020)

Story by Melenaite Taumoefolau, published 8 Feb 2005, updated 25 Mar 2015