Toddlers

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).
  • Mondays at 9.30am: Mainly Music
    A music and movement time for those aged six months to four years old. Offers parents some social time. Morning tea for adults and children provided afterwards. 


Children

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: Children’s Church Kids Group 9.30am: During this service time, we offer children aged 5 to 10 years old a mix of games, crafts, activities, epic retelling of bible stories, prayer and most importantly, something yummy to eat! Every week during the school term.
  • Wednesdays during term time: Boardgames  3pm to 5.30pm Play all your favourite board games, and some new ones, and enjoy a tasty afternoon tea. 
  • Thursdays during term time: Youth Group 6pm to 7.30pm Older children can join the first part of our weekly Youth Group - see details in Teens 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.

  • Youth GroupThursdays from 6.00pm to 9pm  A group for everyone to gather and have fun! We all meet from 6.00pm-7.30pm for games, quizzes and Night Prayer. Those under 13 years head away at 7.30pm while the rest of us stay till 9pm for some study, more games (like Ocotoball, Zombie Tag and Exploding Kittens) and a contemplative finish. We talk about everything under the sun from pandemics to books, movies, crazy ideas, faith, God and much more. 
  • Young Adults Group 7pm in the Family Room.  A fortnightly group offering a cuppa, chat and a smidge of prayer. 
      


​Families

We know that family comes in a variety of ways and we welcome fully families of any form.

  • We offer Family Nights once a school term. These include a meal like; pizza or fish n chips! Then something everyone can enjoy; movie nights, quizzes, or games.

Elderly

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

Service Times

Sun

8.00am 

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

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

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

10.00am 

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.

 

 

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