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.

This Sunday (October 31) we will gather both onsite and online.
For updates on our ministries, click here.

Online Gathering
If you don’t feel ready or are unable to join us onsite, you can join our online gathering from 9.00am on Sunday here.

Onsite Gatherings
There will be an onsite gathering at our Lyttelton St site at 10.00am. You will need to register here to attend this gathering.

There will be activities for children available at our onsite gathering. There is a place for registering children and accompanying family members on the registration form linked above.

The Living Room will be open after our gathering.

Then at 7pm we’ll be holding Café Church. You won’t need to register for this, just come along. We’ll be meeting in The Living Room, and the gathering will have interactive elements – a live message, time for food, drinks, discussion and questions. Orders for food and drinks will open from 6.30pm, with orders closing at 7pm, and then re-opening after the gathering. We’d love to see you there!

Helping Keep You Safe
We still want to follow our principle of being protective during this time, doing all we can to protect our vulnerable from this virus. Here’s what we’ll be doing to help keep you safe:
-If you feel unwell, including mild cold symptoms, please don’t come onsite.
-Each gathering will be restricted to 100 people.
-We will be contact tracing and encouraging physical distancing where possible.
-We are encouraging those onsite to wear a mask.
-We will be cleaning between each gathering.

Our key principles at this time are:

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.

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

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

Noho ora mai.