All Welcome

We're BACK! Socially distanced but in person!

All of our Sunday services are in-person, live, 'real'! Yes, that's right! You are very welcome to join us again in the church building for worship (maximum 50 people). Please make sure you are wearing a mask and following social distancing rules. 8am, 9.30am & 11.30am services.

** DAYLIGHT SAVING starts on Sunday: don't forget to put your clocks FORWARD one hour **

For those who can't come to services in person, or are wary to do so, the 9.30am service will be recorded and posted online afterwards for viewing. 

Our Wednesday 10am services are also in-person. Please wear a mask and follow social distancing rules.

Every Monday to Friday we have Morning Prayer live on Facebook. Watch live at 8am or anytime once the recording is uploaded. 

Children's Ministry

Our children, youth, young adult (and family services) are suspended. Meet up by Zoom instead! Contact our Youth Worker Bridie Boyd on 022 315 4991 or

Interested in Children's Ministry? Got ideas and skills to share? Join Rev Megan and Bridie for a chat, 29 September at 7pm in the Atrium.

All Souls Day pot-luck lunch - Sunday 31 October

Join our pot luck lunch after our 10am combined service, all going well with COVID levels.

(More details of this event to come).

...see other upcoming events here.

The Corner community hub - We're open for some activities

A community hub 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.

Indoor exercise classes at The Corner Merivale restarted the week of 22 September, with limited numbers to ensure social distancing. Scheduled activities at The Corner St Albans are going ahead. See here for details. 

All Sunday worship services are being held in the church

8am, 9.30am & 11.30am worship services are back in the church building. 
We will require you to wear masks and follow sign in & social distancing rules. 

Service Times - in-person worship requires the wearing of a mask



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 11.30am 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.



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.


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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