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hope and authenticity.

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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.  You are welcome here.  There is always room at the table for you.  No matter who you are.

Latest News

Confirmation in shared worship & great lunch!

25th February, we enjoyed a great day worshipping all congregations together with Bishop Peter presiding for the confirmation of Emma Larkin.  Afterwards we all enjoyed a lunch together and people stayed for such a great long fun time.  We love you, Emma!

Earthquake Memorial Service 13 years later

Hi, I’m Michael, vicar at Avonhead’s St Christopher’s.   It was my fifth EQ Memorial Service this thirteenth year.  Fortunately the weather was ideal in every way.  What struck me, in this part of the city with a dedicated memorial, with a mass of graces of those lost in the quake of 22 February 2011, […]

Shrove Tuesday blast!

Seventeenths bottles of Pancake Mix and dozens of families and individuals for a fantastic celebration of God’s blessings on us, as we prepared for Lent!  Then the next night’s Ash Wednesday worship time was special.  Michael (our vicar) has a favourite moment.  A lad (12) who’s not been there before came in late due to […]

SUPER SUMMER HOLIDAY PROGRAMME!

We’ve enjoyed another great fun Holiday Programme very recently! Many thanks to the team, and the trust and sharing the week with so many families! An hour after it had ended on Friday, families (parents and kids) were still playing together!   We love it!

Our Gathered Community Schedule

Sunday 9am

Sunday 9am

A larger service where traditional worship is expressed.


Important start time Note: 

Sunday 9am

A larger service where traditional worship is expressed.


Important start time Note:  Please see Events on the top of the home page for any special

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Sunday 10:30am (w/ children's ministries through intermediate)

Sunday 10:30am (w/ children's ministries through intermediate)

A larger service where contemporary worship is expressed.

While this service is the

Sunday 10:30am (w/ children's ministries through intermediate)

A larger service where contemporary worship is expressed.

While this service is the same as the 9am congregation, the music is different and the feel more

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Wednesday 10am

Wednesday 10am

This is a beloved congregation.  When younger ones do get to attend,

Wednesday 10am

This is a beloved congregation.  When younger ones do get to attend, they discover the more reflective, quiet and centred form of worship is very

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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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The Crew - Young Adults

The Crew - Young Adults

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

The Crew - 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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