All Welcome

Welcome back Rev Megan!

Great to have our 'prime' minister back after study leave. We look forward to hearing all your news and insights, Rev Megan!

Revamped 11.30am Sunday service

A new collaborative style of worship will be trialled for 4 Sundays, up to and including 21 August. All are welcome to be part of this. Starts with a light brunch-style meal at 11.30am.

Souped Up!

Our famous winter soup and bread lunch is back on Sunday 28 August after the 10am combined service.

We are hiring

We have 3 exciting paid roles available. Closing date for applications: 15 August 2022
Children’s Ministry Coordinator
(12 hours per week)
Youth Ministry Coordinator (12 hours per week)
Young Adults Ministry Coordinator (12 hours per week).
Job descriptions and details here

For other upcoming church events, check here.

Watch our Sunday worship

Services are held in-person but are available to watch on our Facebook page. Our latest worship service (14 August 2022) can be viewed here.

Worship times

Please wear a mask and observe government health requirements


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 collaborative style of service starting with a light brunch. No communion.

1st Sunday of month


Taize (contemplative) service

Monday to Thursday

8am in church & online 

Monday to Thursday we hold morning prayer that you can join in on Facebook. This prayer time follows the ANZPB and the lectionary, and is a quiet way to dedicate your day to the service of God.


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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