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.
NB in April, because the first Sunday of month is Easter Day, we have 2 morning services at 8am and 10am
First Sunday of the month for May, June and July
9am - Combined morning service
On the first Sunday of the month we combine our two morning services at 9am. Our children's leaders get a break and families are encouraged to come to Messy Church at 4pm.
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.
Every other Sunday
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.
St John's Anglican Church
67 Queen Street (corner with Lyndhurst St, opposite children's playground)