Overseas Mission

If you’re keen to get involved with mission, you’ll find great encouragement and support here. The parish of Burnside-Harewood has a proud tradition of equipping and sending people out into the world to spread the gospel and do what we can to help each other, both in the local community and further afield.

Currently there are people associated with our parish working overseas in Africa, Asia and the Middle East, and we love partnering with them on their mission journeys. You can find out what some of these people are up to as they post regular blogs.

Get involved

There are opportunities for you to get involved with short and long-term mission trips throughout the year. If you’d like to support mission but are unable to travel yourself, there’s plenty of opportunity to help from here ‘on the ground’. You can help by attending or promoting events, help with catering or greeting people, providing financial support for various fundraisers or
mission partners, and of course, most importantly you can offer the best support as an active prayer partner.

We have a dedicated group of parishioners who make up our Mission team. They meet regularly to discuss current issues and ensure that we are kept up to date with what’s going on both by way of telling us what we can do here in our local community to support mission work, and by keeping us abreast of news further afield.

Mission Matters, our regular mission update bulletin will keep you up-to-date with what’s going on in and around our parish, and with our mission partners.

Mission partner blogs

Uganda Panda: Nick & Tessa Laing An insight into everyday life in Lacor, Uganda

Organisations we support and work with

We have well established links with NZCMS (New Zealand Church Missionary Society) and support various mission activities via the Anglican Missions Board (AMB). We also support youth work in our local community via 24-7 YouthWork.


Parish office:

46 Kendal Avenue
Burnside, Christchurch

Office hours:

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