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Who are we? What’s our vision? Need to contact someone on the team?

We are a Catholic Parish under the Bishop of Christchurch, run by the Brothers of St John. Recently, in order to better help all discover the beauty, goodness and truth of Jesus Christ, our Bishop joined three parishes together to create this new Parish, temporarily called 'Christchurch West'

Mass times

The Eucharist is the source and summit of our Catholic faith. It is the sacrament that unites us with Christ and with one another.

Newsletter

West Parish Weekly is your source of information about the activities and news of our parish community. .

Baptising your Child

Baptism is a sacrament that unites us with Jesus Christ, the Son of God who died and rose for our salvation. 

Becoming catholic

Ever thought about joining the Catholic Faith? We'd love to journey with you as you make that decision to be received into the Catholic Faith.

YOUTH GROUP

Our youth groups are places where you can feel like you belong, while being in a safe and loving environment, and still explore those tough questions.

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Meet our Community.

Our Catholic Parish of Christchurch West is a lively community that offers something for everyone regardless of their age.

We have a variety of groups, ministries, and activities that cater to different stages of life, from young families with children to young adults, recently married couples, and older individuals.

We welcome anyone to be a part of our vibrant community and find their place among us

Preference Certificates

To be able to enrol in our Catholic Primary & Secondary schools, the child (or the parents) must have a connection with the Catholic Faith.

Please visit our Enrolment Requirements page to find out more.

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Confirmation

Our parish Confirmation Programme for children begins in Term One.

The programme is designed for children in Year 8, though we accept older children who, for whatever reason, missed the programme at this age. 

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Marriage

At our parish, we take great pride in being able to support and guide couples as they embark on the journey of preparing for Christian Marriage.

 

We understand that this is a significant and meaningful milestone in their lives.

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Working Toward a Brighter Tomorrow

Get involved

There are so many different ways of getting involved in our parish community and we’d love for you to join some of our groups.
 

These groups are communities within our larger parish community and is a great way to meet up with new friends, while catching up with existing ones. Please check out our parish directory to see all the groups in which you can get involved in.

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Explore our schools, which offer a comprehensive curriculum taught by experienced teachers who are dedicated to the spiritual, academic, and personal growth of each student

Upcoming events

Welcome to our Parish Community, where exciting events are always happening! We invite you to join us in these events and be a part of our community.

If you need any information about any of our events, please don't hesitate to message us. We will do our best to respond to you as soon as possible and provide you with the information you need.

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Because our parish is subscribed to FORMED, all our parishioners have access to this amazing resource. Think of it as ‘the Catholic version of Netflix.’

It has over 4000 videos, series, talks, e-books and even cartoons for children.

To sign up follow these simple steps:

  • Go to https://signup.formed.org/ 

  • In the box 'find your parish or organisation' type 'Catholic Parish of Christchurch West'.  Click Next.

  • Type in your Name and Email.  Click Sign Up

Supporting us with your time, talents, or treasures

It's often said that a parish is like a spiritual home, and just like our own homes, there are costs involved in keeping it running smoothly. These costs include power, supplies, cleaning products, and the day-to-day running of the parish.

By joining our planned giving program, you can help support the important work of our parish. We offer a variety of ways to give, so you can choose the option that best suits your needs.

If you're not able to contribute financially, there are still plenty of ways you can help support us. We welcome volunteers who are interested in getting involved in our different ministry groups. You can also offer your talents and skills to help serve our parish community. Whatever your interests and abilities may be, we would be grateful for your support.

Please contact us to discuss ways in which you can donate your time, or talent to serve our parish community.

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Contact us

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