Pride Week and Awaken Conference

The Durham Street congregation is very excited to be hosting the annual Awaken – Maranga Mai Conference for queer people of faith at Aldersgate Centre as part of Pride Week Otautahi 2023.  It will be the first time this conference has been held in South Island and we look forward to meeting participants from across … Continued

Our banners

At the opening ceremony for the new Aldersgate building in February 2020, representatives of other faiths were invited to participate in the celebration and also to gift a banner or other item representing their faith. These banners are on display in the church. From left to right: 1. Banner presented by representatives of the Hindu … Continued

Parish Barbecue Lunch

Join us after church on Sunday 26th February for an informal BBQ in the Huritau Garden. Good kai, good conversation, good connections. We will be hosting members of the Sunday morning AA group to help build connections. There is no charge but please register with David by email ( before Wednesday with number of people … Continued

Combined January Services

Many thanks to the Christchurch West, North and South congregations for joining with us for four combined Sunday services in January. It was great to see so many people of all ages coming together and to hear different worship leaders. The photos below are from three of the services.

Farewell Rob Ferguson

Members of the Durham Street congregation were deeply saddened to hear of the death of Rev. Rob Ferguson on 8th December 2022. Rob came out of his second ‘retirement’ in 2016 to be our church’s first StreeTs minister and spent over two years wandering the streets of Christchurch, bringing a church presence to the city … Continued

Ben’s new story and website

  Ben Nowland-Foreman has done it again, producing a new story for Christmas 2022. Written and illustrated by Ben, this year’s story is called The Lucky Magic Talking Train, and is about a boy who thinks that the more toys he has, the happier he will be… until something happens to change his mind. Printed copies are … Continued

Advent Calendar launch

On the first Sunday in Advent,  Durham Street Methodist Church unveiled this year’s Advent Calendar, in the Toi Gallery. The white plastic box is for donations such as non-perishable food, toiletries, grocery & petrol vouchers which will be donated to appropriate charities such as Christchurch Methodist Mission, Housing First, Social Housing, Child & Family Services, … Continued

Prayers for all seasons

Sunday August 28th saw the launch of a book of prayers by Dorothy Drew. Now 95, Dorothy has been a member of the Durham Street Methodist Church for many decades, and her prayers have been a very much appreciated part of her huge contribution to the church over the years. They have been described as … Continued

Pride Celebrations

Thanks to everyone who came to our Pride Week events: an evening of board games, fun, food and laughter on Friday and a wonderful service on Sunday!

Pride Week 2022

Durham Street Methodist Church invites you to join us as we celebrate Pride Week! Look for the rainbow steps at 309 Durham Street, or enter off Chester St West and admire the lights in the Huritau Garden on your way into the building. On Friday 24th June at 7.30pm, join us for a special session … Continued

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