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Back at Level 1

From Tuesday 22 September 2020 Canterbury is back at COVID-19 restrictions Level 1. That means that we will have normal Communion services again (wine will be served in individual cups), there will be morning tea after the 10am service, and the bells will be rung again. The vicar can also make home visits again. Much…

Open Church

From Monday, 7 September 2020, the Church will be open again Monday – Friday, noon to 2 pm, for personal prayer and quiet reflection. Come to our peaceful, traditional church to take some time out to pray and reflect.

Sunday services during Level 2

We continue to have Sunday Services during Level 2. Please observe physical distancing. We are encouraged to wear masks during services. There will be no morning tea. If there is Communion, it will be given of one kind (wafers) only. On 30 August 2020 there will be no Communion during services.

Church services suspended

Due to the national response to the COVID-19 crisis all church services at St Paul’s Anglican Church, Papanui, have been suspended until further notice. On the instruction of the Bishop of Christchurch the church will be closed until further notice from Tuesday, 24 March 2020, even for personal prayer. It will still be open on the Tuesday for any last minute arrangements,…

COVID-19 and church services

The Bishops have advised that as of Monday, 23 March 2020, there will be no public worship services at Anglican Churches in New Zealand until further notice. The Prime Minister has advised that we are on a Level 2 pandemic alert. That means, in particular, that people over 70 years of age or at high…

Breaking Bread

Breaking Bread Jesus frequently ate with his disciples and the crowds, breaking bread and sharing it with those around him. At the last supper Jesus “took bread, gave thanks and broke it and gave it to them …” (Luke 20:19). Similarly, the first church met together to break bread and remember the Lord’s death, resurrection and coming. Breaking bread together meant sharing…