I am new to church

What next?

If you have been to our worship gatherings and you liked your experience, or you have been involved in some of our activities, there are other things you might like to explore.
Other things you might like to explore:
  • Newcomers gatherings

    To help you connect you are invited to a social gathering where you will meet the Vicar, Chris, his wife Joy and other church leaders. They will explain to you what happens at church and answer any questions you may have about us.
  • Newcomers Orientation

    Orientation courses, held over 4 weeks, are regularly hosted by our Vicar Chris and Joy. In this orientation course, you will get to learn more about who we are as a church, our vision and goals, and explore how you can settle into life at church.
  • Alpha

    If you are not a Christian, or new to the Christian faith, Alpha is for you. The Alpha Course, which originates from the UK, is an introduction to the Christian faith. It is an informal course with DVD and discussions that explore what Christians believe. If you are interested in this course please let us know.
  • Home Groups

    Home groups are groups of between 5 and 14 people meeting regularly to help people grow spiritually, find care and support and build friendships. Home groups are an integral part of our church and you will find them a tremendous support on your Christian journey.
  • “Test Driving” an area of service

    One of the things you will notice in our church is we love meeting and serving one another both within the church and the wider community. Serving gives you an opportunity to serve alongside others and to be a blessing. If serving is something you would like to do, you are welcome to “test drive” a programme, or ministry for three months. If you enjoyed the experience and you are found suitable, you are welcome to stay on. However, if you found this ministry was not the best fit for you, you are then free to leave and try something else. Please note that some programmes and ministries have certain criteria that volunteers must meet.


Parish office:

46 Kendal Avenue
Burnside, Christchurch

Office hours:

Monday to Thursday 9am - 12:30pm
Office closed Fridays and weekends