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IMPORTANT UPDATE

From Friday 3 December, Christchurch moves into 'Orange', under the government's traffic light system for managing the pandemic. As a public facility, All Souls advises that:

- you will need to show your MY VACCINE PASS to be able to attend worship and activities on the church premises.

- BYO a mask and patience as we get to grips with the new scanning system! You will also need to record your visit as you have been doing (using the mobile app or signing a paper sheet at the door).

- We suggest arriving early, to avoid congestion at the door.

Thanks in anticipation of your support and willingness to help protect each other and our community.

(Government info about 'Orange' requirements can be viewed at https://covid19.govt.nz/.../events-and-public-facilities.../)

Peace - the theme of the second week of Advent

Join us for online or in-person worship as we prepare for Christmas, as individuals, whanau and a community. Our second advent service is this Sunday, 5 December. 

Details of Advent and Christmas services and activities are listed below.

There is also daily Morning Prayer (live at 8am) from Monday to Friday on our Facebook page.

THIS SATURDAY: What’s all this about a star? all-age reflection time

Join our all-age quiet (reflection) time, 9.30am – 1pm. Explore ideas - Star Sign; Sages and Magi; Guidance for the Journey; Gifts for the Giving - and spend time in silent meditation. A chance to take time out for spiritual refreshment before the pressure of Christmas activities winds up. Led by Margaret Yorke. Bring your Bible and a notebook. 

Register TODAY with Fiona in the church office: ph 3553287 or email: info@allsouls.org.nz 

THIS SATURDAY: A Very Messy Christmas, from 4pm

Families are invited to come together around craft tables and to share a very Marvellous Messy dinner! 4pm to 6pm. Details here.

Community Carols on the Lawn - with mini market, Friday 10th December

A chance to gather and sing our favourite Christmas Carols on the front lawn (Papanui road lawn area in front of the church). 

There's also a mini market, so grab that special gift for Christmas, too!

Invite whanau & friends. Share Facebook event details https://fb.me/e/1szUWTgWp 

Check out all our Advent & Christmas services and activities listed here.

The Corner community hub

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. See here for details. 

Sunday worship - watch online

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

All worship services are back in the church building. We require you to wear masks and follow sign in & social distancing rules. 

Sun

8.00am 

Excluding 19 Dec & Christmas 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.

Sun

9.30am

Combined 10am services 19th Dec & Christmas Day

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

Combined 10am services 19th Dec & Christmas Day

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

10am 

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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