Christmas gifts for Youth Housing

The beautiful Aldersgate Christmas display this year has been kindly provided by the team from Youth Housing, part of the Christchurch Methodist Mission who share the building with the Durham Street congregation. The Christmas origami on the pinboard behind the display was made by the children of the congregation. During Advent, you are invited to … 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 available … Continued

All we want for Christmas is an end to poverty

On Monday evening 20 or so people from church and community came together to talk in the post-election environment about: What would it take to end poverty in Aotearoa New Zealand; What policies are needed; Is there the political will to make it happen? We heard simulating and to-the-point presentations from our three panelists: Jill … Continued

Joyous celebration of first Christmas Day

A crowd over-flowing out from the Chapel at Aldersgate celebrated Christmas Day today – the first in the new Aldersgate Centre. Christmas crackers were burst, carols with a Kiwi flavour were sung with gusto, and Mr Bean pointed us where to find a missing baby Jesus. Many old friends were welcomed home, and new friends … Continued

Visit to Rapaki

On a warm afternoon on the last Sunday before Christmas a team of around 20 members and friends of Durham Street Methodist Church accepted an invitation to come over the hill to the small settlement of Rāpaki, which sits on the shores of Whakaraupō (Lyttelton Harbour) under the gaze of the mountain Te Poho o … Continued

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