Worship with us this Lent

Small Study Groups

During Lent we offer several intimate groups dedicated to a particular study. This year we are offering both the York Course and the Diocesan course. We have groups on at the following times:

Monday at 7.00pm (Diocesan)

Monday at 7.00pm (York)

Tuesday at 1.30pm (Diocesan)

Wednesday at 7.00pm (York)

Wednesday at 7.00pm (Diocesan)

Morning Prayer

We offer morning prayer Monday-Thursday throughout lent, following the ANZPB and the Anglican Lectionary. During Holy Week, we meet together for breakfast afterwards each morning. Daily prayer is a worthy habit to commit to during Lent, join together with others making the same commitment for support and fellowship. 

Special Services

Throughout Lent and Eastertide we offer many special events and services including:

Shrove Tuesday Pancake Races

Ash Wednesday services

Maundy Thursday: Parting is such sweet sorrow ( includes foot washing)

Good Friday: It is done

Easter Sunday: He is risen!

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.

Weekly 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.



Every fortnight, we have night prayer with taize chants following the ANZPB. This service is an outward expression of our relationship with St. George's Hospital, with the service alternating location between the St. George's Chapel and the All Soul's 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.



Every day from Monday to Thursday we hold morning prayer in the Chapel. This prayer time follows the ANZPB and the lectionary, and is a quiet way to dedicate your day to the service of God. 

In the Spotlight!

Shrove Tuesday 

Tuesday 25 February, 5.30 -7.00pm 

Join us for pancake races and eating pancakes at All Souls on Tuesday Bring your own fillings, sauce for pancakes We will provide the pancakes, cold drinks and lots of fun! 

Ash Wednesday

Wednesday 26 February 

7.30am: A quiet service with morning prayer the imposition of ashes, followed by a community breakfast.

10.00am: A service with the imposition of ashes and a eucharist, followed by fellowship at Morning Tea. 


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