St Christopher’s is a joyful faith community of hope and authenticity.
There is always room at the table for you.
YOU ARE WELCOME HERE
What’s important? Who are we? What will we do to live authentic to our hearts, our convictions? What matters?
Yes, we are in an era where change is moving at an unsustainable pace, where everything is questioned; where we’re more connected than ever, but never more lonely and authentic unconditional love is scarce; where we confess a spiritual thirst, but are unsure about God and what it implies for our lives. Ours is a church where skeptics and saints, sinners and the sarcastic, the well to do and the hungry, where those with clear belonging and those wandering are all accepted and belong.
As for us, we’re not perfect. We have scars and shortcomings. Yet, we are a people, a place of hope, a future, and transformation from a life as sold to us in the media to one that is unconditional, gritty and honest, a journey shared together, with an unshakable purpose and reason to get out of bed in the morning. Come, explore, question, wrestle, grow in a trusted environment where you’ll be accepted, can unwrap it all and just be. Come gain the confidence to be vulnerable and celebrated right where you are, and invited to go places you’ve never dreamt.
As for you, you may have great faith, or wonder if there is a God at all, or you’re very wary from some experience you don’t have words for. You may be trying to keep it together, or simply sense God is wooing you, calling you, a longing for connecting to the deep yearning within. It doesn’t matter – at all. You’re welcome here. We’ll be a safe place to unpack it, wrestle it, taste and see and we will walk with you through it. You may be ready to jump in, or just watch. Fine… Come, everyone is welcome at the table.
St Christopher’s is an Anglican Church, a faith community of people who want all of who we are, all we have to offer, all we are created for to be realised and count. We don’t judge you, but encourage; don’t condemn, but coach; don’t abandon, but hang in through the best and the worst. We are a proud part of the Anglican Diocese of Christchurch and the global Anglican Communion.
We’re not trying to be the coolest, nor the most contemporary, nor the most traditional. We’re actually complex, but one united people. Our mantra is “we have space at the table for you.” So, you’re invited to come, belong – even before you believe, before you enter into this life of following Jesus… come explore what that even means… Come explore who He is, really. We’re confident you’ll be surprised!
You are welcome here. There is always room at the table for you. No matter who you are.
Our Gathered Community Schedule
A larger service where traditional worship is expressed. This service follows the New Zealand Anglican Prayer Book and liturgy versions for different seasons. It includes teachingREAD MORE
A larger service where contemporary worship is expressed. This service targets families , but has people of all ages in attendance. It follows the same format asREAD MORE
Our healthy traditional service, using our Anglican British Book of Common Prayer. Our Wednesday 10am congregation is a strong group of mostly retired, but not all,READ MORE
The Forge( Yr 9-13) & Intermediates (yr 6-8)
The Forge - our youth (secondary school age) group! Intermediates - our group for year 6-8 students! FORGE! Each Wednesday evening during school terms, our youth meet fromREAD MORE
Where our young adults (university age through 20’s) come together to share life and grow in following Christ together. Young adults deconstruct what they’ve been given.READ MORE
Oasis Children's Programme
We meet on Sunday mornings during the 10.30am Family Service at the church. Our Oasis Children's Programme is for Preschool, Primary and Intermediate School agedREAD MORE
For I am sure that neither death nor life, nor angels nor rulers, nor things present nor things to come, nor powers, nor height nor depth, nor anything else in all creation, will be able to separate us from the love of God in Christ Jesus our Lord.Romans 8.39-39