Toddlers and babies are welcome at any service, for any amount of time. We love the sound of children in the worship space!
Sundays during term time: Children’s Church Toddler Group
9.30am: We run a Toddler Group for children 5 years and under, to allow parents to remain in the worship service uninterrupted. The family room offers a play space and some art supplies. Parents can, of course, join their kids for some/all of the time (the family room has a window into the worship space and audio so you can continue to be part of the worship).
Monday mornings during term time: Stories and Songs (pre-schoolers)
10am Aimed at preschoolers, this relaxed setting offers a Bible story, music, instruments and play - plus coffee for the adults.
All children are welcome at any service. We also have a children’s room for those who wish to play, activity packs for those who wish to stay in the service, and a large hall for those needing to run round and let off steam.
Sundays during term time: Activity Packs. 9.30am During this service time, we offer children aged 5 to 10 years old an activity pack.
Thursdays during term time: Youth Group 6pm to 8.30pm Older children (year 9 up) can be part of our weekly Youth Group - see details in Teens & YA section below.
Teens & Young Adults
Teens and 20-year olds are welcome at any service, and to serve and take up leadership roles. You are welcome to sit in the service and connect with God, equally you are welcome to help out with the younger children. There’s also the opportunity to lead prayers, take on the AV role, join the worship groups, and even to preach if you feel comfortable.
Contact Hannah (Youth Ministries Co-ordinator) at email@example.com or check out Insta all.soulsyouth
Youth Group Thursdays during term time, starting 16 Feb, 6.15pm-8.15pm. Year 9 upwards. A group for everyone to gather and have fun. Includes games (may include Ocotoball, Zombie Tag and Exploding Kittens or whatever is the craze of the day!), quizzes, supper, plus Night Prayer for a contemplative finish. A space/place to talk about everything under the sun from pandemics to books, movies, crazy ideas, faith, God and much more.
Young Adults Group for those aged 18-30 years, Mondays 7pm from 13 Feb. Fellowship and prayer. Meets in the community room.
Whanau , Faith and Fun (various Sundays, 4.30pm)
Our first session of Whanau, Faith and Fun for 2023 is yet to be scheduled.
Open to whanau/families of any shape, size and form, we will explore faith together and provide you with ideas and resources to 'do' faith at home. Contact Emma (Children & Families Coordinator) on firstname.lastname@example.org to keep up to date.
We value the elderly and one of our biggest ministries is to those in rest homes. We can easily come to you if you are in need of some company and a chat, and we also offer services in several rest homes.
First Monday of the Month at 2.00pm: Fitzroy of Merivale Rest Home
First Tuesday of the Month at 11.00am: Merivale Retirement Village
First Wednesday of the Month at 11.00am: Ngaio Marsh Retirement Village
Third Tuesday of the Month at 2.00pm: Nurse Maude Hospital
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.