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.

On Sundays we gather at our Lyttelton St site at 10.00am and 7.00pm.

The Living Room is open after each gathering, selling hot drinks, slices and hot chips. Sunday School is open at our 10.00am gathering too.

The mezzanine floor is open with spaced out seating at our 10.00am gathering if you do not feel comfortable sitting with a large group in the Gym.

We are encouraging those onsite to wear a mask, though this is not compulsory.

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

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 get in touch.

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

Aroha nui.