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

Holy Week and Easter 2023

Palm Sunday (2 April)

Blessing of Palms, Mass

The Stations of the Cross

Monday - Wednesday in Holy Week (11-13 April)


Quiet Mass

Maundy Thursday (14 April)

Solemn Mass of the Last Supper

Until 9.00am
Watch of the Passion

Good Friday (15 April)

Solemn Liturgy of the Lord’s Passion

Holy Saturday (16 April)

Easter Vigil and Festal Mass of the Resurrection

Easter Day (17 April)

Low Mass

Solemn Mass and Renewal of Baptism Vows

Festal Evensong and Benediction

Gethsemene, Harry Siddons Mowbray

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.


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


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.


Monday – Friday
12:35 Mass

Special Services

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


Detail of ikon in pilgrim chapel. Photo: Joshua Black

News and Features

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Download this week's pew sheet here.

Fr Jordan Greatbatch presided and preached at the 10am Mass, his first with us as Vicar. The Gospel reading was the account of the Transfiguration from Matthew 17: 1–9.

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

On Tuesday the 28th of February we welcomed out new Vicar Fr Jordan Greatbatch with a formal induction service. The service was led by Bishop Peter Carrell and Archdeacon Megan Herles-Mooar.

Bishop Peter delivered a sermon of advice, instruction, and encouragement with readings taken from Numbers 11:16, 17, 24–29, Ephesians 4:7–16, and Luke 12:35–44.

The service was also our first full run of our new live streaming system. We are very grateful for Grant Hadley who set the system up and sourced equipment for us.

Read on for both the service video and the text of Bishop Peter's sermon.


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.

The Third Sunday in Lent, Saint Michael and All Angels, Christchurch, New Zealand.