St Christopher’s is a joyful faith community of hope and authenticity.

There is always room at the table for you.

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This Sunday, Dr Bob

This Sunday, we’ve the pleasure of Dr Bob Robinson, recently retired professor and missionary, with us. Dr Bob, is an expert in the understanding and loving engagement with people of Islam. There was a time when Muslims were a people living in a distant land, but New Zealand in 2020 is a very, very multi-cultural […]

COMMUNITY FAIR!

St Chris’ infamous Avonhead Community Fair! Back in all it’s glory, the full event is on! October 17th – yes, Election Day! :-). On the way from voting, come by… food, coffee, books, plants, white elephant, etc… the place is buzzing and we’re amazed how people with no connection to any church, loves coming to […]

Youth are off on an adventure in the Marlborough Sound!

We’ve begun a lovely relationship with Scripture Union and their youth adventure-sport camps! Last term break we had students go skiing in Queenstown as well as another group who went to Kaikoura for sea kayaking, mountain biking & tramping… This time, they’re off on a five day adventure island hopping in kayaks (Orca season too!), […]

Food Pantry in the Press…

Our Food Pantry is making a difference and now is supporting several families in vulnerable need in our local schools as well.

YOU ARE WELCOME HERE

Life post Covid-19 changed everything.  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’re not the coolest, nor the most contemporary or the most traditional, but 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.

Upcoming Events

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Our Gathered Community Schedule

Sunday 9am

Sunday 9am

A larger service where traditional worship is expressed. This service follows the New

Sunday 9am

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 teaching

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Sunday 10:30am

Sunday 10:30am

A larger service where contemporary worship is expressed. This service targets families , but

Sunday 10:30am

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 as

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Wednesday 10am

Wednesday 10am

Our healthy traditional service, using our Anglican British Book of Common Prayer. Our

Wednesday 10am

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,

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The Forge

The Forge

When our youth (secondary school age) gather to enjoy life, eat and

The Forge

When our youth (secondary school age) gather to enjoy life, eat and explore God together! Each Wednesday evening during school terms, our youth meet from 7-9pm

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Young Adults

Young Adults

Where our young adults (university age through 20’s) come together to share

Young Adults

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. 

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Oasis Children's Programme

Oasis Children's Programme

We meet on Sunday mornings during the 10.30am Family Service at the

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 aged

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