Christchurch

A Rocha Christchurch is a growing network of churches, groups and people who are excited about ways to express faith through care for our world. There are heaps of things on the go in Canterbury!

2018 was an exciting year, with a major event, the ‘Rich Living Seminar’, held in September. This was a full-day Saturday, plus a Friday evening worship, run in partnership between Cashmere Presbyterian Church, South West Baptist and Grace Vineyard. An extraordinary bunch of speakers offered workshops across a wide range of topics, from water policy to creative prayer, global mission to eating vegan. Attended by 120 people it injected energy and new vision for Christian engagement in care for the environment, both collectively and in our personal lives.

2019 saw various events, most notably ‘The Hope Seminar’ on Saturday 17 August.

Coming up for 2020 we’re keen to offer a ‘waste audit’ and resources to local churches, explore community housing, a reforestation project on the Peninsular, and a family-friendly Hope Seminar.

A Rocha Christchurch also supports:
– Biketober month and Pedal to Prayer Sunday in October
– Make your own bike trailer workshops
– Kennedy’s Bush planting and pest control on the Port Hills
– Christians in Science discussion group

Coordinators are Silvia Purdie and Steve Muir.

Contact: [email protected]

For general enquiries please email [email protected].

Tributes to Chris and Susanna Naylor and Miranda Harris 3rd December 2019
The “Hope Seminar” in Christchurch 3rd December 2019
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