Ki te Ingoa o te Matua, me te Tamaiti, me te Wairua Tapu

Welcome to St Michael and All Angels

Photo: Alistair Kinniburgh

Please join us for

Christmas 2022

18 December

7.00pm
The Festival of Nine Lessons and Carols

A service of carols, choral music and Bible readings which tell the Christmas story.

24 December — Christmas Eve

4pm
Christmas Eve Children's Crib Service

A short service for children around the crib.

11.00pm
Christmas Carols

A series of Christmas carols sung by congregation and choir, leading up to...

11:30pm
Midnight Mass

The first Mass of Christmas.

25 December — Christmas Day

8.00am
Low Mass

A short Mass without musical accompaniment.

10am
Solemn Mass

A longer Mass with choir and organ and activities for children.

Detail of Christmas Window, St Michael and All Angels

Current COVID-19 Policy

The COVID-19 traffic light system has now been retired. The following is our current church policy regarding COVID-19:

Mask wearing is optional.

Hand sanitizers are available for use on entering the church, during and after the service. We encourage you to use it.

Please be aware that not everyone will be willing to touch others during the peace.

During communion, you may receive in one kind (Consecrated Bread), both kinds (Consecrated Bread and Wine, either by drinking or intinction),

Please place donations in the collection plates at the back of the church as you come in or leave.

Welcome

St Michael and All Angels is a lively, inclusive Anglican church and a beautiful sanctuary of peace in the centre of Ōtautahi Christchurch.

We are an Anglo-Catholic parish seeking to renew people for their lives in today’s world through rich worship, spiritual formation, engagement in the arts and music, and acts of compassion.

Whatever your faith, background or beliefs, you are welcome in this place.

Photo: Alistair Kinniburgh
Photo: Julanne Clarke-Morris

Worship With Us

Sunday

8:00 Said Mass
10:00 Sung Mass (with Choir)
19:00 Choral Evensong and Benediction
Except the fourth Sunday of the month, where there is a non-choral evening service.

Midweek

Monday – Friday
12:35 Mass

Special Services

Special services, including Christmas and Easter, will be announced on the news page.

Location

Detail of ikon in pilgrim chapel. Photo: Joshua Black

News and Features

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Download a copy of the poster with the details for this year's Christmas services here.

Fr Bosco Peters presided and preached at the 10am Mass. The sermon focused on John the Baptist, with the Gospel reading taken from Matthew 3:1–12.

Read on for the sermon and a video of the service.

Last Sunday, the Wardens were thrilled to be able to announce the appointment of Fr Jordan Greatbatch to Saint Michael and All Angels. The following is a letter from Fr Jordan, telling us a little more about himself.

Kia ora koutou,

Grace and peace to you from God.

Greetings to you all in th...

Streaming

Connect with us on Facebook to watch our services live and view previous services. We currently stream Sunday masses.

You can watch our most recent service below. For videos of recent services and the text of sermons click here.

Mass, The Second Sunday of Advent, 4 December 2022, St Michael and All Angels, Christchurch, New Zealand.