Coming Up at HTA…

Saturday 2 January 2021 – 4.30pm – Movie and pizza night.

Tuesday 26 January Foot Clinic: You can ring the parish office and leave a message if you wish to make an appointment.

Mid week Service: These resume on 28 January

Saturday 30 January 430pm. Movie and Pizza Night: The movie is “The Street Cat named Bob”.

Sunday 31 January 2021 – 11.15am – Picnic. Organised by All Age Church, from 11.30am at Avebury House, (9 Evelyn Cousins Avenue). Paddling pool is available. Please bring sunscreen and sunhats, public toilets are handy. Also, please bring your own picnic lunch, rugs, chairs, drinks etc. Games to be organised—Tug of War, sack races, 3 legged races, egg and spoon races, and more. Also there is a mud kitchen for children to use in the community garden area! Anyone wanting a ride please meet at the church at 11am. Everyone welcome!!

Everyone is welcome to any or all of the sessions!!

For any further information phone the office on 389 6948.

All Age Church

Our next All Age Church service is Sunday 31 January 2021.

All Age Church is an informal service suitable for everyone, but particularly children. We hold this service monthly on the second Sunday at 11.15am. We have fun activities, songs, reflection, video focused on the theme of the day, e.g. Christmas, Easter, Fathers Day, nature etc. Above are some photos taken at one of our recently. This is fun for everyone so please come along.

Book & Craft Fair

We are planning to hold a book and craft fair in the St Francis Hall, 168 Stanmore Road. We hope to do this in February/March 2021. There will be books, magazines, CD’s, gloves, mittens, bonnets, hats etc etc. Come, have a cuppa and peruse all the goodies!!

Follows is article from The Star

The construction of the new Most Holy Trinity Church Church on Stanmore Rd, Avonside is under way. Image Supplied

The construction of a $3.5 million church in Avonside has begun.

The Most Holy Trinity Church on Stanmore Rd was destroyed in the February 22, 2011, earthquake.

It operated out of a much smaller, makeshift building for nine years but now a new church will be built on its original site after five years of planning.

Its rebuild is under way and Reverend Jill Keir anticipates it will take about a year to complete.

She said the new church will include two large spaces able to host about 100 people each for services and other gatherings, a small chapel, offices, and a new kitchen.

Canterbury Anglican Bishop Peter Carrell​ gets work started at the Most Holy Trinity Church site August 10. Photo: Supplied

Funding for it has come from insurance payouts.

Keir said the new church will be a useful space for east Christchurch and have a positive impact on the community.

“In my opinion, it will give us the opportunity to provide a much wider range of community activities. We hope it will become a community centre within the local area.”

She said the building which the church has been operating out of for the last nine years will remain on-site and continue to be used as an additional space for activities.

The original Most Holy Trinity Church was the first Anglican Church in Canterbury to be consecrated. That took place on February 24, 1857, it was established in 1855.

On August 10, the first soil was broken before the construction of the new church began. About 60 people attended including Canterbury Anglican Bishop Peter Carrell​ and Christchurch East MP Poto Williams.

Keir said the plan is to consecrate the new church on February 24, 2022, the same day this took place at the old church 165 years earlier.