Welcome (back)!

If you are visiting or are new to the area, we look forward to meeting you. We are back to our regular Sunday service times. Come and say Hi!

We also look forward to hearing about the holiday activities of members of our community, as you return from holiday activities.

Our Epiphany service from 6 January is available to watch online. Go to https://fb.watch/2R1vgB05fE/ In Western Christian tradition, Epiphany commemorates the visit of the Magi to the Christ child. 

Lent is just around the corner... join us for our annual Shrove Tuesday Pancake Dinner on Tuesday 16 February. Details here.

Ash Wednesday service - the start of Lent

There will be a special Ash Wednesday service on 17 February at our usual 10am service time, and also an evening service at 6.30pm. 

Our Weekly & Lent Services



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 11.00am service members for morning tea.



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.



NB. 17 Feb will be a special Ash Wednesday service @ 10:00 am (& also 6:30 pm)

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.



Every day from Monday to Thursday we hold morning prayer in the Chapel and 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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