People.
Those here now and those yet to arrive;

Location.
We are missionally engaging in our community and beyond;

Renewal.
Our historic strengths will inform our future.

Worship within Christchurch's Central City

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

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Our Sunday Services

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.

Combined Communion Service

11:00am - On the first Sunday of the month we unite for one service together, gathered around the communion table.

Classical Service

9:30am - An hour long service of prayer, bible reading, hymns and songs and a sermon.

Contemporary Service

11:00am - A vibrant service that includes modern worship songs, interactive prayers, stories from our community and bible-based preaching applied to contemporary life.
Fun and engaging kids programmes are provided for preschoolers to intermediates.

International Service 国际堂主日敬拜

2:00pm – Join us for God’s Word-based worship and preaching. People from Asia and other places gather to worship God in spirit and in truth. The main languages used are English and Mandarin.

Upcoming Events

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Christmas Service

Dec 25

We’re ready for our Christmas services this year! Come join us this Christmas Eve – 5pm Family Nativity Service, 11:15pm Candlelight Service – or Christmas Day – 9.30am Morning Service

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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.

Mainly Music

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 or text him 0223640237 for more info.

Tuesday 10am
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Friday Night Drop In

Friday Night Drop In is popular with local people, many of whom are looking for shelter, friendship and a hot cup of tea. Friday nights in the Church Lounge. Theme nights, quiz night, music jams, board games, bingo, speakers, indoor bowls, newspapers and supper. Contact Deborah 027 375 6700

Friday 7pm
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Bible Study in Mandarin

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

Thursday 7pm
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Youth Group

High school aged young people meet at the Church Hall for a huge range of social events, games, off-site activities, food and devotion time. Contact the church office 033795996 for more information.

Friday 6-8pm
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Junior Youth Group

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 0223640237.

Tuesday 4-6pm
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Fellowship Group

From time to time our seniors gather for a guest speaker, an outing, or a musical recital.
For more info contact the OTBC office. office@otbc.org.nz or 03 379 5996

Wednesday 2pm (Monthly)
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Young Adults

Bible study, supper and good times. What’s On or contact Andrew 027 343 8333.

Monday 6.30pm
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