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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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.

Latest News

Boxing Day Lunch

For those who are at home alone, family dispersed, or new to NZ, or… you get it – a lot of reasons finds some more isolated.  No hand wringing here – just too much great food! Jack Hollis put a team together and 19 of us gathered to share lunch, laugh and enjoying being God’s […]

Christmas Eve & Day Services

We gathered for three services this Christmas:  Children & Family Christmas Eve at 6.30pm, Christmas Eve Carols & Eucharist at 11pm and Christmas Day at 10am.  So many lovely guests with those of us – actually left here in Christchurch!  Really grateful for the shared time together!  

Oasis still thriving!

Even after their performing weekend with the annual and much required Nativity drama (written by Sarah McEwan, a year 13) Oasis continues to thrive!  

New repaired fence stained!

Monday several of our young adult crew shared fish-n-chips and stained the newly repaired fence (damaged in the windstorm).  They gave a good two full coats and enjoyed one another for a couple of hours and traded off  brushes as there were more people… made it light and relaxing and a great fence now – […]

Carols in the [Car] Park

In a season when so much was cancelled due to Covid, made worse by the unknowns of the new protocol (traffic light) system, we felt it more important than ever to do this traditional event, even if not in the park.  With our experience from hosting the parish annual fair, we knew we could do […]

Youth End of Year Camp

‘Let it Be It’s been almost two disruptive years of school, life, travel and family from the impact of the Covid pandemic.  Students of course are not exempt.  Senior students being directly impacted in the NCEA exams.  From sports to the arts, or just social life in the teen years has been drastically munted. So, […]

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( Yr 9-13) & Embers (yr 6-8)

The Forge( Yr 9-13) & Embers (yr 6-8)

The Forge - our youth (secondary school age) group! Embers - our group

The Forge( Yr 9-13) & Embers (yr 6-8)

The Forge - our youth (secondary school age) group! Embers - our group for year 6-8 students! FORGE - SECONDARY (yr 9-13)! Each Wednesday evening during school terms,

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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 in every day life and relationships. Young

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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 (2 years through year

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