Far away, a new Gloriavale is Born

By Jehan Casinada (Sunday Star Times) – 03/05/2015 A new Gloriavale is taking shape, far from the West Coast. Hopeful Christian and other senior Gloriavale leaders have travelled to the Indian state of Tamil Nadu, where they are building a new faith-based township in Tirunelveli. “It’s called the Christian Church Community,” says Fervent Stedfast. “They […]
Men ‘groomed’ to have underage sex in Gloriavale, ex-member says

Men ‘groomed’ to have underage sex in Gloriavale, ex-member says

By: Ashleigh Stewart – 01/05/2015 Gloriavale’s men are “groomed” to have sex with underage girls and should not shoulder the blame, the granddaughter of the commune’s leader says. Another former member has revealed that girls who put on weight were verbally abused and forced to fast. Read more here: https://www.stuff.co.nz/the-press/news/68166569/men-groomed-to-have-underage-sex-in-gloriavale-ex-member-says  
Family leaves Gloriavale for new life in Timaru

Family leaves Gloriavale for new life in Timaru

By Sarah Jarvis – 10/03/2015 A family of 14 has left the West Coast’s Gloriavale Christian commune to make a new home in Timaru. On Monday, a Facebook post circulated with details of the family’s plight, asking people for donations of housing, food, money, clothes, household items and a vehicle. Read more here: https://www.stuff.co.nz/timaru-herald/news/67183648/family-leaves-gloriavale-for-new-life-in-timaru?rm=m

Gloriavale Article – A Life in Common (2014)

Article from Gloriavale published in 2014 – The Experience of the Gloriavale Christian Community Titles within the article include: Living the Christian Life – A Practical Guide for Success, Personal Salvation, Early Questions and Answers, Foundational Scriptures, Early Days in New Zealand, Establishing the Faith, Starting Over Again, Pioneering on the West Coast, Community Organisation, Leadership […]

Indian student in NZ being sent back

By Indo-Asian News Service – 16/10/2006 An Indian student in Greymouth, New Zealand, is being sent back to India after he fell out with a commune that supported his visit. Venkata Siva Rayavarapu, 22, was sponsored by the Gloriavale Christian community to study English and agriculture at its accredited school in Greymouth, a town in […]