All Welcome

11pm Midnight Mass

A hush falls over the night as we gather in candlelight to await the coming of the Christ Child, then in the half-light a lone voice is heard, joined by another and another as Christmas Carols ring out and we celebrate the birth of the Messiah. .

10am Christmas Day Service

Let no Christmas Carol be left unsung, let no tinsel be left unhung. Today we celebrate with full voice and tidings of comfort and joy a baby born in a manger. All Souls Church 30 Church Lane.

Family Christmas Eve Service 10am

Bring your family along to experience the Christmas story. With activities, real donkeys, music and a BBQ.

Service Times for 31st December 2023/January 2024

We will have one service at 9:30 am on:

31st  December 2023
7th  January 2024
14th January 2024

City Mission Donations

This year All Souls Church is a hub for City Mission Donations. Please drop them off at 30 Church Lane, Merivale.

Office Hours

The church office will close for the holidays on Friday 15 December at 1:00 pm and reopen on Monday 15 January 2024 at 9:00 am

11:30 am Sunday - Faith & Food  

Will start again on Sunday 21st January 2024
Contact Jess Hall at for more information.  

10:00 am Wednesday - Holy Communion 

Will start again on January 17th,  2024

Children's activities
during term-time

For info on our range of children and youth activities, on Sundays and/ or during the week, please check out details here.

Unwell, need support, prayer request?

If you or someone you know needs support or prayer (and you have the person’s permission to pass on their details), then please contact Ivan Jones on ph 358 2525
and one of our pastoral carers will get in touch.  

Worship  Services

Services are held in-person but can be watched on our Facebook page. Our latest available 9.30am worship service can be viewed here.

Service Times

There's something for everyone: please join us.


This service uses the Book of Common Prayer on the 1st and 5th services of the month, the other services use the Anglican New Zealand Prayer Book. This is a contemplative and traditional service with no music. Once a month we share a light breakfast after our service.


This is our unashamedly traditional service which uses the Anglican New Zealand Prayer Book with hymns. A family friendly service, it includes activity packs for children. After our service you are welcome to join us for morning tea.


A gathering that starts with a light brunch-style meal and includes faith discussion. All are welcome to be part of this collaborative style of worship. 

1st Sunday of month Feb to Nov

TaizĂ© service.  We ask that you arrive and leave in silence. A contemplative service in the circular chapel.


An intimate service with strong fellowship, this service uses the Anglican New Zealand Prayer Book and traditional hymns with organ accompaniment. We have morning tea together afterwards every week. 

The Corner community hubs

We have two community hubs. The Merivale Corner operates out of All Souls, to connect people in the wider Merivale-St Albans area. Other community activities are coordinated by The Corner St Albans and held at the community centre at 1049 Colombo Street. See here for details.

You will find within our community a sense of welcome, and that all are valued at the table of Christ.

The parish of Merivale - St Albans is a growing and inclusive Anglican faith community. Our purpose is to serve and heal the world by building neighbourhoods that live out the Gospel imperative to love and care. For us, this means creating a loving family of faith. We are guided by our core values: faith, integrity, inclusiveness, compassion, social justice and stewardship. Members come from Christchurch and surrounding areas to form a racially, ethnically, and economically diverse congregation.

We welcome all people, regardless of who someone has been, is currently, or will be. You are welcome regardless of gender, ethnicity, sexuality, rich or poor, adult or child, healthy or ill, educated or uneducated, a parent or without children, broken or healed; and we invite you to join our family.


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