Chinese Methodist Church in Australia

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The Chinese Methodist Church in Australia is based in Melbourne. The former bishop was Albert Chiew. On 25 November 2010, James Kwang was elected as the new bishop of the new term.

The Chinese Methodist Church in Australia is unique as it was started by members from the Methodist Churches of Malaysia and Singapore who were either sent to Australia or emigrated there. It is found in all the major cities of Australia and is showing growth.

It was originally known as the Methodist Church in Australia but disagreement rose over its name with the Uniting Church in Australia, with the latter refusing to allow its entry into the World Methodist Council. To solve this disagreement, the name was changed to the Chinese Methodist Church in Australia and after the Uniting Church in Australia dropped its veto, it was subsequently welcomed into the World Methodist Council.

The theology of the Chinese Methodist Church in Australia is in line with Methodism worldwide. It is Arminian and Wesleyan in theology and its liturgy contains both traditional and contemporary services.

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