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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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.

Latest News

Year 13 & Young Adults Lunch

As our year 13’s approach finishing secondary school, the young adults want to get acquainted as they prepare to join them in December! So, the YA’s are hosting lunch on September 12th, after the 10.30am service.  Details to follow…

48 Hours of prayer Rinse & Repeat

September 3-5 We’re doing another 48 hours of prayer~ 9th-11th July we focused praying for every hour for 48 straight hours, creating a space where God could speak.  Yes, God speaks and hears us wherever and whenever. Yet, God also specifically speaks in specific places at specific times and calls us to pray as a […]

Children’s Holiday Programme – A smash hit, again!

Our Winter Term break holiday programme was another smash hit, our largest ever.  This time developing more the intermediate side of our programme. The skill and growth of the entire team leading it continues! Look for the registrations for The Spring Term Break in a few weeks!  

Intermediate Youth Group After School!

After School Intermediate youth group is Thursdays 3.30-5pm, but they are welcome as soon as school is out. Supervised with youth leaders who invest in them.  *We train and do ongoing leadership training with our youth leaders, and they are police checked and given continuing development to work with children and intermediates. The group is […]

Knit, Crochet, Embroider or…

Honestly, we don’t even have a name for it yet.  Sharon, a beautiful lady in our community, a grandmother with fun coloured hair – who is a central love in our Mainly Music wanted to create a space for women, or men… who wanted to learn these skills and in those spaces when they practice […]

Patronal Fest & Baptisms

On Patronal Sunday, 25th July, we celebrated a shared (combined) worship service celebrating St Christopher as our patron saint.  His story is amazing – but another time – yet we draw our aspirations to be just a Christopher type people in our own community.   We had a shared (combined ) service, 3 baptisms, a […]

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 and Intermediate School aged

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