Community English Classes
For speakers of other languages to learn English and skills for living in Christchurch. Each week we break into small classes to learn basic English and about kiwi customs. We also undertake activities like visiting a kiwi home, or place of interest in Christchurch.
Mondays 9:45am to 11:45am
Church office, Ph 358 5443
Cost: $3 per session, includes morning tea
Footcare Clinic for Seniors
Every six weeks, on a Wednesday afternoon, we hold a clinic for seniors who are having difficulty caring for their feet. Toenails are clipped, feet massages given, and a gentle listening ear provides support. A $5 donation is requested.
Contact: Sandra, Ph 358 8911
We manage a small foodbank which is distributed by a sister church in Aranui. Donations of food can be left in the baskets outside the church office. This is collected monthly by the Aranui Faith Fellowship.
Petersgate Counselling Centre
Alongside five other churches in the area we support a professional counselling service called Petersgate.
About 24 fulltime and part time counsellors offer professional support especially to those who cannot afford counselling at normal commercial rates. A wonderful group of about 22 office volunteer-receptionists helps with administrative tasks. These volunteers are mostly from the supporting parishes.
“We respect and look after the needs of everyone regardless of creed, culture or socio-economic background.”
Contact Petersgate: Ph (03) 343 3391 or email firstname.lastname@example.org
Location of Petersgate: 29 Yaldhurst Road, near Church Corner.
There is also a group of individual supporters who donate regularly called the “Friends of Petersgate” . If you would like to join them or become a volunteer, then contact Petersgate via the above phone or email. There is at least an annual appeal / communication with the Friends and sometimes Petersgate has functions for Friends. Brochures about the Friends scheme are available in the St Mark’s church foyer.