Open day inundation

We were surprised and just a little over whelmed with the estimated thousand plus people who came through Aldersgate on Sunday 23 February for our Sneak Peek Tours of the building just ahead of the next weekend’s official Opening Celebrations. We stopped counting at 150 in the first 20 minutes or so, but the crowds kept … Continued

Aldersgate Blessing

On Monday morning 17 Dec, Dr Terry Ryan, assisted by Roz Wilkie blessed the completed Aldersgate Centre, after it was handed over from the builders to the Durham Street Methodist Church. In attendance along with a small group from the congregation, we also hosted representatives of the Social Services of Christchurch Methodist Mission, and Christian … Continued

The essence of Aroha – children’s art competition

To celebrate the opening of Aldersgate, a new centre for spirituality, inclusion & social justice at the heart of Christchurch, we are sponsoring an art competition on the theme of “The Essence of Aroha”, for any children of primary or intermediate ages. Entries on A4 or A3 paper need to be delivered to Aldersgate,309 Durham … Continued

Hold these dates: We are back!

Don’t miss out on the Aldersgate Opening Celebrations from the Behind-the-Scenes Sneak Peek Tours on Sunday 23 Feb, through to the Opening Celebration, Dinner and Festival of Music on 29 Feb to 1 Mar 2020. To keep in touch with what’s happening, register today by emailing

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