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, for example if you have not picked up envelopes or any other items.
If you need to access the church for any other reason after 24 March 2020, please first get in contact with the vicar or the wardens.
Sunday sermons will continue to be uploaded to this website in audio format. If you want the sermon in written form, please email or ring the vicar. For any other pastoral issues, please also contact the vicar directly.
Further information and resources will be uploaded to this website or distributed by email from time to time. If you want to be added to the email list, please contact the church office.
At 7 pm every Sunday that worship services are suspended please light a candle in your home and pray with and for others. Pray for your families, your neighbours, our country, and those ill with the virus. Pray for our health professionals and all those on the frontline who are working tirelessly to care for our community. Pray for the lonely and the frightened. Pray for the courage and grace to be a comfort and a light to the world.