We’re a church in the heart of Kelburn, Wellington, at the edge of Victoria University
TWENTY-FIRST CENTURY FAITH

It's not that easy being human. But help is at hand! Twenty centuries of Christian thought and devotion help us navigate the complexities of contemporary life, without lapsing into despair or closing our eyes to pressing issues. As we come together, we find that God has given us the rich tradition of Christian thought and history for just such a complex time as this. It's here, and now, that we seek to live out God's mission in the world.

This mission is oriented in three directions:

  • To and from God in prayer. You can pray with us at home, in our Thursday lunchtime prayer meetings on the Terrace, or in our rhythms of daily prayer at the church. 
  • Through the university to the world. Our congregation includes university staff and students, and policy makers who take their work of public service really seriously. We try to engage thoughtfully with Scripture and present cultural and political realities, forming people who act as disciples of Christ in their work and study, long after they leave St Michael’s. In this, we are committed to the global reach of God’s mission.
  • Towards Kelburn, the Aro Valley & Highbury. We are a parish church, and we are glad to shine the light of Christ within our local community.

We're also part of the Anglican Diocese of Wellington, giving us lots of opportunities for service, training and global reach.

The earth is the Lord’s and All that is in it

Worship at St Michael’s

Two main worship services happen at St Michael’s. Here we glimpse the beauty of the God revealed as Trinity, and are formed as followers of Christ.

Our 9am service is warm, intimate and reflective. We use the Anglican liturgy from the New Zealand Prayer Book and share communion together. One Sunday a month (usually the third), the organ is played, and we sing classic hymns.

Our 10.30am service is vibrant and friendly, combining old and new forms in music, liturgy, and preaching. Sunday School classes begin in church before heading out for their own programme. Youth group happens at the same time as the main service.

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