Whether you attend regularly or whether you’re considering coming along to church for the first time, welcome! We have two churches in our parish here in Christchurch – St Timothy’s on Kendal Avenue, Burnside and St James’ on Harewood Road – where we meet to worship God together through a range of contemporary and traditional services.
Our top priority as a parish is making lifelong disciples of Jesus. From the very young to the very old we want to find out what it means to follow Jesus in the ups and downs of everyday life. That’s not always easy and life is rarely simple, but we believe that God can forgive us for the past and transform us for the future.
We have a variety of different groups within our parish that help us live as disciples. Our small groups and missional communities are ways in which we can journey together and reach out to others. Muse is our young adults ministry helping those aged 18 through to their 30s to live out faith in day to day life. Our youth group Neos, and our children’s programme, Lighthouse Kids, enable the younger generation to be growing as disciples of Jesus.
Serving and sharing with our local community is also an important part of our parish life. We are actively involved in Burnside High School through the 24-7 YouthWork programme, and we run ‘Tea & Tots’ a playgroup for families. Our facilities are available to be hired out for use by community groups.
If that all sounds very serious and like hard work, we do have lots of fun together too! Throughout the year there is a range of special celebrations, social events and camps that bring us together and keep us laughing.
We believe there’s a place here for everyone. Feel free to contact us if you have a particular question, or wander along and join us at a service or an event.
Whatever your reason for coming, you’ll be most welcome here.