Combined Service Palm Sunday
Everyone is welcome at our combined service at 10am this Sunday, 2 April. (No 8am, 9.30 or 11.30 services).
Easter Week Times
You are most welcome to journey through Holy Week with us in the lead up to Easter Day, when we celebrate the Risen Christ (and all that means for us and the world!). You are welcome to be part of this incredibly special time of the Church's year.
During Passion Week, in the lead up to Easter Day, we have special services:
Monday 3 April - Morning Prayer in the chapel (7.30am)
Tuesday 4 April - Morning Prayer in the chapel (7.30am)
Wednesday 5 April - Morning Prayer in the chapel (7.30am)
Thursday 6 April - Maundy Thursday (6 pm)
Friday 7 April – Good Friday (10 am)
We have a combined service on Easter Day; the time is 10am (no 8am or 11.30am services). Followed by catered lunch (see below).
Sunday 9 April – Easter Sunday (10 am)
Taizé Service this Sunday (2 April) @5pm
Join this monthly contemplative service. A reflective ‘time out’. If you haven’t experienced this form of service yet, pop along! Note that we arrive and leave in silence.
Please arrive and leave in silence
Easter Day lunch, Sunday 9 April, 11am
Celebrate the highlight of the Church's year with us - the world transforming event of Easter! Catered lunch after the combined 10am service. $5 per person. Some chocolate might also make an appearance (you have to hunt for it first!). Details & rsvp here.
FREE Community Easter egg hunt - 4pm on Easter Day. Share the invite!
Come join the chocolatey fun! A FREE family-oriented event for the whole community. Alert your neighbours, invite your in-laws, collect the extended whanau. Easter egg hunt in the grounds of All Souls . Share the invite/details here!
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.
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.
We also have Holy Week services: 6pm on Maundy Thursday (6 April) & 10am on Good Friday (7 April). Please join us.
8am (except Palm Sunday & Easter Day)
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.
9.30am (10am combined service on Palm Sunday & Easter Day)
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.
11.30am (except Palm Sunday & Easter Day)
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.