We are a friendly community of people learning to follow the way of Jesus, in Westport, New Zealand. We don't always get it right, but we know that God is greater than our mistakes and failures.
We believe God works powerfully through his written Word in the Bible and through his Holy Spirit, at work in the lives of all who put their trust in him. We love seeing people's faith grow from the smallest of seeds into something beautiful.
Our church is led by Matt and Jacqui Watts, who joined us in January 2019. They previously led a church in northwest Christchurch.
We are part of the wider Buller Anglican Parish, which includes St Peter's Church in Granity and Holy Trinity in Karamea.
December and January
9am - Combined morning service
In December and January we are combining our two morning services. Our children's leaders get a break and there are colouring sheets and toys in the creche for kids.
Special Christmas Services
Children's Christmas Service Sunday 20th December, 4pm. With prizes for the Advent Sheep Hunt.
Christmas Eve, 11pm. Midnight Communion, Traditional Service with Carols
Christmas Day, 9am All Age Celebration
Rest of the Year
Sundays at 8am
A traditional Anglican communion service from the NZ Prayer Book, followed by a cup of tea and scones.
Sundays at 10am
A friendly and relaxed service open to all ages and with worship led by our music team. We run a Chidlren's programme for school age kids. We catch up for a cuppa afterwards and everyone is welcome.
4pm - Messy Church (only at Alert Level 1)
For those who are not used to traditional church, Messy Church is a great place to belong. Aimed at families with children but open to all ages, we come together for craft and creativity, for hearing the stories from the bible shared in an accessible way, and for a meal prepared by our amazing team of helpers. We meet at 4pm on the first Sunday of the month.
St John's Anglican Church
67 Queen Street (corner with Lyndhurst St, opposite children's playground)