Oxford Terrace Baptist Church
in Christchurch's central city


If you're looking for a church home or visiting the city, we'd love to see you.

On Sundays there are two services, with morning tea served in between:

9.30am
CLASSICAL CHURCH – An hour long service of prayer, Bible reading, hymns and songs, and a sermon. We celebrate communion on the first Sunday of every month.
11am
CONTEMPORARY CHURCH – We sing more recent songs led by a band, there is a sermon, prayer, and readings. During this time there are groups for preschoolers to intermediate age children.
Find Us
What’s On

All of the buildings belonging to the church were damaged to some extent in the earthquakes of 2010/2011. Repairs to the Chester St East houses and the 'lounge' have enabled us to continue ministry and worship on our site. New facilities are proposed, to host our church and local community in the foreseeable future, and as a legacy for those yet to come.

Coming soon

Client

Artists impression of the proposed build, due for completion in 2017.

Client Client
People. Location. Renewal.

In 2014, the church took an extended time to ask questions about our purpose and direction: “What will God’s coming kingdom look like at Oxford Terrace as we participate in the central city rebuild?” “What might our facilities be used for in time to come?” Three themes emerged from our prayerful discernment process, and we have captured them like this:

  • Our participation in God’s work at OTBC will be through:

  • People.

    Here now and yet to arrive;

  • Location.

    As we missionally engage in our community and beyond; and

  • Renewal.

    Of historic strengths to inform our future.

Weekly at OTBC

Here's a snapshot of some of the weekly activities that help us to express our vision. Linger over the photos for more details.
Rocket
After School Programme
Rocket is the Monday to Friday After School Programme at Christchurch East School, managed by our Childrens Worker, Emma Tovey. Email emma@otbc.org.nz for more info.
Young Adults
Monday & Tuesday 7pm
Bible study, supper and good times. Check out Young Adults @ OTBC in the drop down menu under What’s On.
mainly music
Tuesday 10am
Beginning with a story, and followed by songs, morning tea and play time, mainly music is for preschoolers and their parents/caregivers. $2 per session. Email emma@otbc.org.nz for more info.
Midday Prayer
Wednesday 12pm
Every Wednesday a small group gathers for 30 mins of prayer at 12pm. Beginning with a Psalm and ending with the Lord’s Prayer, we pray for our community, our city and our world. Join in!
Fellowship Group
2nd Wednesdays 2pm
A social group for seniors which meets on the 2nd Wednesday of the month, with a variety of activities and guest speakers planned both at the church and in the community. Contact Raewyn for more info 03 379 5996
Youth Group
Wednesday 6.30pm
High school kids meet at the Church lounge for a huge range of social events, games, off-site activities, food and devotion time. Check out Youth @ OTBC in the drop down menu under What’s On.
Bible Study
Wednesday 7.30pm
Bible study, prayer and singing. Contact Yun Yng for more info on 03 379 5996
ICE
Thursday 6pm
ICE is for kids in Years 6-9 and has games and activities each week, finishing with a devotion time. It starts at 6pm and kids are dropped home from 7.30pm. For more info email emma@otbc.org.nz or claire@otbc.org.nz
Drop In
Friday 7pm
Drop In is popular with local people, many of whom are looking for shelter, friendship and a hot cup of tea. Friday night at the church lounge. Board games, newspapers and supper. Contact Dick for more info on 03 379 5996
Bible Study in Mandarin
Thursday 7pm
Bible study for Mandarin speakers 中文华人查经小组聚会时间, 每周四 7pm- 9pm Contact Jane for more information on 03 379 5996 or 022 308 4087

God's heart for mission

Get in touch

We are located at 288 Oxford Terrace (corner Oxford Tce and Madras St).
Our postal address is
PO Box 13 560, Armagh, Christchurch 8141

At Oxford Terrace Baptist Church, we rely on Offerings.
If you would like to make a Donation, this can be made to our Bank Account at
ANZ Bank Account - 01-0806-0029910-00.

Please put your first and last name as the reference and we will provide you with a receipt.
We thank you for participating in Gods work at OTBC.


The office is open Tuesday to Friday, 9am-12.30pm
Ph +64 3 379 5996 or email Bradley at office@otbc.org.nz

If you would like to find out more, fill in the contact form below and we will get in touch with you.