Oxford Terrace Baptist Church
in Christchurch's central city


On most Sundays there are three services – 9.30am, 11.00am and 2.00pm. On the first Sunday of the month, we combine at 11:00am around the communion table. Morning tea is served at 10.30am every Sunday.


CLASSICAL SERVICE – An hour long service of prayer, Bible reading, hymns and songs, and a sermon. We celebrate communion on the first Sunday of every month.


Morning tea – A great opportunity to meet and greet new and familiar friends.


CONTEMPORARY SERVICE – 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.


INTERNATIONAL SERVICE 国际堂主日崇拜 – We are passionate about worshiping God with singing songs, prayer, and sermon by people who are from Asia and other places. English and Mandarin will be the main languages to deliver the sermon.
Our participation in God’s work at OTBC will be through:

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.

Young Adults

Thursday 6.30pm
Bible study, supper and good times. Check out Young Adults @ OTBC in the drop down menu under What’s On or contact Andrew 027 343 8333.

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. $3 per session. Email quentin@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

Junior Youth Group

Tuesday 4-6pm
Junior Youth Group is on a Tuesday 4-6pm, for ages 9-12. This involves exploring life, faith and the Bible while doing lots of fun activities including baking, candle making, swimming, beach visits, Margaret Mahy playground visits, and games. Contact quentin@otbc.org.nz

Youth Group

Friday 6-8pm
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 or contact Abbey 022 099 8382.

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

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. Board games, newspapers and supper. Contact Deborah 027 375 6700
We are located at 286 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 Monday to Friday, 9am-4pm
Ph +64 3 379 5996 or email Jing 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.