We’ve made it through a challenging time, and we’re so excited about being able to to gather together again.

The best sources of reliable information, updates and advice on COVID-19 in New Zealand are the Ministry of Health’s website and the New Zealand Government’s COVID-19 website.

Announcements and information directly relevant to South West Baptist Church will be uploaded here.

Our offices and buildings are open, and our gatherings have returned onsite.

If you are unwell, including mild cold symptoms, please don’t come onsite. Let us know if there’s any way we can support you – send us an email at

This Sunday, we are gathering at our Lyttelton St site at 10.00am and 7.00pm. We can’t wait to see you!

There will be coffees available for purchase from 9.00am, and The Living Room will be open after each gathering. Sunday School is happening at our 10.00am gathering too.

If you’re unable to attend our onsite gatherings, you will be able to view a recording of the sermon the following Monday. You can view this recording on our YouTube channel here.

Our key principles at this time are:

Prayerful: Let’s stay close to God during this time.

Protective: We all need to follow government health advice and continue to do all we can to protect our vulnerable from this virus.

Personal: As a church we want to personally stay in touch with you. So we have been phoning you, to hear how you are and to talk together. If you are not currently on our database and would like to be contacted, please sign up here.

Proactive: This is an opportunity to reach out to each other and those immediately around us.

If you have any stories, prayers, ideas you’d like us to consider, art, feedback or photos you’d like to contribute, please contact us at

Aroha nui.