Alleluia! He is Risen!

Did you know that Easter isn't just celebrated for one day?

...It lasts for 50 days!

In Western Christianity, Eastertide (season) begins on Easter Sunday and lasts seven weeks, ending with the coming of the 50th day, Pentecost Sunday. Pentecost is often referred to as the birthday of the church!

In the Eastern Church, the Paschal season begins on Pascha (Resurrection Sunday, what we call Easter Day) and ends with the coming of the 40th day, the Feast of the Ascension.


This Sunday: AGM (annual general meeting) of All Souls

Come along to hear about, and show support for, the work of your people, he tangata. Sunday 18 April. Details here.

ANZAC display - 25 April, 11am-3pm

World Wars in Miniature is a free event designed to keep alive memories of the huge sacrifices that men and women made for our freedom. The display (including dioramas) was created by Rev Jeff Cotton, an Anglican priest. Includes a collection of war memorabilia. 

We will remember them!

Further details here.

The Corner community hub

A community hub operates out of All Souls, to connect people in the wider Merivale-St Albans area. See here for details. 

Service Times

Sun

8.00am 

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.

Sun

9.30am

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.

Sun

11.30am

This is a contemporary service with creative and contemplative elements. This service includes a mixture of traditional songs, modern music and Taize chants. We eat a potluck lunch together afterwards every Sunday. Healing Prayer with anointing oil is available once a month at this service, or any other time by request.

Wed

10.00am 

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.


Mon-Fri

8.00am - online 

Every weekday (Monday to Friday) 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.

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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