Frequently Asked Questions

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What can I expect?

From the moment you arrive you'll be greeted by people who are genuinely happy to see you. Sunday church services are designed to be enjoyed, and not endured, offering Bible-based messages that are engaging and relevant to people today. It's a casual and friendly environment where everyone is welcome, and everyone can belong.

When & where do you meet?

We meet every Sunday in the heart of Christchurch. Please see our church service times and location for full details.

Car parking?

There is ample free off-street parking available close to the church auditorium. View our site map for a bird's eye view of the car park, or take a 360º virtual tour.

How long is church?

About 90 minutes, depending on what the Holy Spirit has in store. We invite you to stay after the service for a chat, prayer, tea or coffee.

Can I bring my kids to church?

Yes. We have a parents room and dedicated children’s programme for kids every Sunday, during regular church services.

Anything for teens?

Yes. See City Youth for details.

Anything for young adults?

Yes. See Generation One for details.

What do I wear?

We want you to feel at ease and wear whatever you're comfortable in. We usually dress casually.

What's the music like?

We enjoy live music as part of our worship to God, that's modern and vibrant, but not noisy. View our Spotify playlist for range of songs we love to sing.

What denomination are you?

City is a Pentecostal church and member of ACTS Churches New Zealand, which has over 60 churches across the country. We are connected with hundreds of Christian organisations worldwide, and enjoy periodic guest speakers who share our beliefs and passion for Jesus.

What do you believe?

A statement of belief can be found on our about us page.

When was the church founded?

Founded in 1935, City has a long and fruitful history.

How can I meet new people?

There are lots of ways to meet new people at City. You can join a Connect Group near you, check out our events for opportunities to get involved, or visit us this Sunday and stay for a hot drink and a chat. We'd love to meet you.

Can I volunteer?

Yes. There are plenty of opportunities to serve others and make a difference.

Who is Jesus?

We're glad you asked. Discover Jesus.

What if I have more questions?

All enquiries welcome. Please contact us or speak to a member of our friendly hospitality team during Sunday church services.

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