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  • Northwest ChCh Parish | Activities

    Groups and Activities for All Ages We have Home Groups for Bible Study, Mens Fellowship, AAW (Womens Group), Knit and Natter Group, and many more ways for you to join in the life of the parish. Check out the links below for more information. ​ Craft Activities Sport Activities Exercise and Dance Knit & Natter St Silas Meeting Room Monday 10.30 - 12 noon Ph: Heather 352 2842 or Bev 323 9464 ​ ​ Badminton St Silas Hall Monday 7.30pm Ph: Office 352 1366 ​ Wednesday 10.00am Ph: Office 352 1366 ​ Table Tennis St Silas Hall Tuesday 7.30pm Ph: Mark 021934874 ​ Pickleball St Silas Hall Thursday 7pm Ph: Office 352 1366 Gentle Exercise Group St Silas Church Tuesday 10.30am Ph: Office 352 1366 ​ ​ Line Dancing St Silas Hall Tuesday 1.00pm Ph: Pauline 329 4857

  • Northwest ChCh Parish | Venue Hire

    Northwest ChCh Anglican Parish Our parish is made up of two venues. ​ St Silas Church, 237 Main North Road, Redwood, Christchurch ​ and ​ St David's Church, 831 Main North Road, Belfast, Christchurch. Hire of Venues Both venues offer a beautiful range of facilities, with a modern auditorium at St Silas, or a lovely heritage chapel at St David's. As part of our services, our clergy team are available to offer marriage preparation and guidance to couples, or support to those who are experiencing grief and sorrow on a loved ones passing. ​ We welcome you to our community, to support you and your family. ​ St Silas, Redwood ​ St David's, Belfast

  • Northwest ChCh Parish | Sermon Audio This Week

    Sermon Audio for Sunday (There is no recording available for this week's sermon.) Lords Prayer 00:00 / 00:31

  • Northwest Chch Parish | The Table

    Who we Are We are an Intergenerational community gathering in Redwood, Christchurch, centred around a weekly meal, exploring what it means to follow Jesus in today's world. When Sorry we are on hold at the moment . Where We meet at St Silas Church Hall 237 Main North Road, Redwood, Christchurch What Happens An evening meal is provided. Koha is appreciated. All ages welcome! We have an opening "ice-breaker" activity, then a short discussion with questions to discuss during the meal. For more info go to our Facebook page.

  • Northwest Chch Parish | Come and Join in...

    Sundays @ St Silas Families We welcome families with children, young toddlers and babies into our church. If you have a toddler aged 0 - 5 Years we have an in-church space for colouring activities or activities. ​ ​ During the Week Toddlers 0-5 years Music & Movement Meets in the church - Thursdays 10.00am during term ​ This is a fun opportunity for toddlers to dance and sing to music in a relaxed and welcoming atmosphere. Mums, Dads, Grans or caregivers join in, and afterwards share in a cuppa and socialising. For info contact Office or phone 03-352-1366 for times.. ​ Orchard Youth @ Silas Church - Years 7-13 Friday Nights - 6.30pm - 8.30pm (during term) This group is for the youth Year 7-13. There are fun activities, games, and an opportunity to meet new friends, in a friendly environment. Check out our Orchard page - this gives further information to what is happening.

  • Northwest ChCh Parish | St Silas Church Facility

    St Silas Church The complex of St Silas Church was extended in 1990 with a new auditorium, offices, meeting rooms, and kitchen being built onto the existing hall. ​ The auditorium has a modern layout, with seating for approximately 140. It has the facility to remove seating for smaller occasions or groups, or rearrangement of seating for a variety of services. ​ St Silas has recently had a complete upgrade of colourscheme and new carpet. There is wheelchair access both front and back, and there is a carpark behind the complex. ​ Main Auditorium St Silas Church welcomes those celebrating special occasions, such as weddings, accommodating upto 130 guests, for the service and/or offering use of the Hall for refreshments afterwards. St Silas also welcomes those families farewelling loved ones on their final journey. The Auditorium has a modern audio visual setup with a Data Projector and screen in fixed position. The Tech Desk supports a 16 Channel Sound mixing desk, with options for playing DVD music or Online music through speakers. There are multiple microphones available. There is a late model laptop to display videos and pptx files to front data projector and to supporting TV at the back of the auditorium. An electric piano, music stands and other gear is also available. ​ The Hall and Small Meeting Room The Hall is suitable for a variety of activities. ​ It is used for functions, sports groups e.g. 1 badminton court, table tennis, dance activities such as line dancing, and other functions such as quiz nights, and social events. ​ There are 8-10 round tables and chairs for seating. ​ The Kitchen is connected through a door and servery hatch. While not a commercial kitchen, it is well equipped with table place setting for 80, a zip, a steriliser, modern pie warmer, oven and microwave. ​ The small meeting room is suitable for up to 20 people, with comfortable corner sofa, TV and HDMI connection available. For more information regarding hire fees, bond, and availability please contact us using the form below, or ring the Office 9.30am to 12.30am on 03 352 1366. Submit Thanks for submitting!

  • Northwest ChCh Parish | Orchard Youth

    Who we are Orchard Youth is a place for young people who are in Year 7 - 13 to come and make new friends and share experiences. We provide a safe environment for you to have fun. Location What happens We meet and play games, do craft activities, play sport, and attend youth events like Deeper Camp (for Intermediates), and Easter Camp (for High School), or go for outings around the community. When and Where We meet on Friday nights - 6.30pm to 8.30pm at St Silas Church Hall If you would like further information, contact Office

  • Northwest ChCh Parish | About Us

    About Us ​ St David's, Belfast Starting in the north of the parish - St David’s, Belfast is a regular place of worship in the Anglican tradition and offers an intimate space for those who gather each week to worship together - it’s a bit like family. Three out of four Sundays a month 15-25 people come at 9am to sing God’s praises, to listen to God’s word, to pray and share in communion and to encourage each other in our Christian journey as we share what God is doing in our lives and communities. It’s a place to belong and to grow in our following of Jesus Christ. We do the same on Wednesdays beginning in the lounge with a cuppa and a good old chat about everything going on in our world and lives. We pray for each other and those not able to be with us and share God’s faithful answers to prayer. Again it is a place to belong and find friendship and support for the journey of life which throws all kinds of challenges our way. ​ Once a month the men of the parish gather in the lounge to share their stories and enjoy a time of friendship and food. There is a wealth of experience and many kinds of talents and skills shared around the room as they share and listen. A place to grow friendship and faith. Other groups find it a good place to meet too. A Craft group meets each week to embroider and chat and welcome people from the community to join them. There is something about the atmosphere of this little church that helps people on their journey through life. St David’s is a special place for smaller weddings accommodating around 80 guests – its traditional and intimate setting, and the knowledge that people have gathered there for worship and special occasions for over 100 years adds to the tranquil atmosphere. St Silas, Redwood To the south of the parish - St Silas, Redwood has had a more recent history with a contemporary complex of Auditorium, and Meeting Rooms being built in 1990 to combine with the existing Hall. Sunday services are held at 10.30am - A Eucharist Service with a simple liturgy and music provided by a combination of keyboard and band. ​ Once a month - on 1st Sunday - a combined service is held at St Silas at 9.30am, to bring together the whole parish of Northwest ChCh. It is a time of gathering to worship and is followed by "DJS" Cafe (otherwise known as a "cuppa" in the Hall). ​ During the week, there are Home Groups and Activities happening. On Thursday mornings - the parish welcomes in young parents and their tots for "Music & Movement" activities in the Auditorium. Singing and dancing and a great time to gather and meet and share fellowship. Friday nights the Youth of the community gather and share stories, games and events at Orchard Youth group. As part of our overall parish life, we also welcome families celebrating baptisms, or weddings, or other milestones of life. We farewell loved ones as we gather for funerals and memorial services; it is a time to reflect on lives well lived, for those who have worshipped as part of our church family, or had a family connection, or lived in the areas of Belfast, Bishopdale, Casebrook, and Redwood all their lives. ​

  • Northwest Chch Parish | St David's Church Thank You

    Thank You Built as a memorial to the pioneer settlers of Belfast, the Northwest Christchurch Anglican Parish recognised the need to retain the spiritual, historical, architectural and cultural significance of this building, and to preserve it for future generations. To this end, an extensive refurbishment of St David’s has now been completed and we wish to express our grateful thanks to the Christchurch City Council Heritage Division and the Environment and Heritage section of the Lotteries Commission for their Heritage Grants, the Phillip Brown Trust, the AAW, and individuals who made donations towards the project. Our grateful thanks also to the Anglican Diocese and CPT for their assistance. Without all your support we would not have achieved the extensive Scope of Works set down in the planning stages. We are delighted with the outcome and wish to thank all those involved in the project. Lisa Hurley (LH Design), John Smith (Plans/Drawings), Andy Douglas (Builder), Andy Burnett (Builder), Jason Ward (Painter/Interior Timber Refurbishment), John Perry (John Perry Electrical), Steve Hermens (Lighthouse Lighting), Victor Stewart (Stewart Stained Glass Ltd), Kay Nelson (Trinity Glass), Tracy Fayey (Floorpride), David Toland (Floorpride), Jill Jarvis (Irvine Flooring), Mike Connolly (4 Seasons ChCh Ltd), Mark Reid (Canterbury Scaffolding), Jacqui Beaton (Impressive Kitchens), Kyle Marshall (Haase Marshall Drainage) and Brian Walker (Spiderban). To the team that managed the project – Anne McMaster, Joanne Latham, Barbara and John Clark, Dorothy Bradley, and Gary Golding, Murray Trimmer and Ian Bisman during the early planning stages. Thank you to the many parish helpers who shifted pews, replanted gardens, and to the congregation of St David’s that have met at St Silas while the work was done. We want to open our doors to you as our community, to come and visit St David’s and join in on any of our services and activities, or book a special occasion. We look forward to welcoming you at St David’s in the near future. Donations for St David's may be made by Direct Credit to Northwest ChCh Parish account: 12-3149-0348631-01 Particulars: Your Name Code: St David's Project For tax purposes, if you are not a member of the parish, please contact the Treasurer for receipt.

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