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Faith discussion with Brunch - Sundays @ 11.30am

Our Sunday 11.30am gathering has morphed into a time and space for people of all ages and stages (and opinions!) to share food and discussion. Values that underpin the time together include paying respect to nga Atua (God) and engaging in spiritual wellbeing. Our brunch is a meal with a eucharistic atmosphere, community spirit and a chance to share and celebrate our lives together. Discussions are a chance to deepen and enhance your own faith. Come along!

Pastoral Care

If you or someone you know need to talk, then please contact the church office ph 355 3287 and one of our pastoral carers will get in touch.  

Recruiting: Choir Conductor (part-time)

APPLICATION DATE EXTENDED. We're looking for that musical someone who would enjoy sharing their musical talent with an appreciative congregation. Part-time, paid position. Job description and details here

For other upcoming church events, check here.

Watch our Sunday worship

Services are held in-person but can be watched on our Facebook page. Our latest available worship service can be viewed here. Please note that daily morning prayer on Facebook has been discontinued. We will be offering prayers on our website in the very near future.

Worship times

Diocesan health guidelines can be viewed here.


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 service uses the Anglican New Zealand Prayer Book with hymns. A family friendly service, it includes Children’s Church during the school term. After our service we join with our 11.30am service members 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. 


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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