All Welcome

Taizé service this Sunday, 5pm

A contemplative service in the chapel. Includes Bible readings, periods of contemplation and Taizé music. Please arrive  & leave in silence.

Kids Sunday Morning Activities
every Sunday (termtime) from 9.30am

These activity times coincide with our 9.30am worship service.

Stories & Songs (toddlers group), Mondays @ 10am during termtime

Our parents & toddlers group starts up again on 22nd May and meets each Monday during term time, from 10am.  It's  a relaxed session that includes a bible story, some songs, some free play, and coffee for parents. Contact Emma (Children & Families Co-ordinator) on 027 780 6629  or for more info. We look forward to seeing you!

Youth Group, Thursdays (term-time)
@ 6.15pm

A group for Year 9 upwards to gather and have fun. Includes games/quizzes, supper, plus Night Prayer for a contemplative finish. A space/place to talk about everything under the sun from pandemics to books, movies, crazy ideas, faith, God and much more. For more information about how to rock on up and what we do, check out Instagram  all.soulsyouth or email Hannah (Youth Ministries Co-ordinator) at

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 358 2525
and one of our pastoral carers will get in touch.  

For other upcoming church events, check here.

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. Diocesan health guidelines 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

Taize 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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