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. For information on care in our communities, click here

We are currently gathering both onsite and online.

Onsite Gatherings
We will be holding onsite gatherings at our Lyttelton St site at 10.00am and 7.00pm.

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 onsite:

  • If you feel unwell, including mild cold symptoms, please don’t come onsite. Get in touch with us at and let us know if there’s any way we can support you.
  • We will be encouraging physical distancing where possible.
  • We are encouraging those onsite to wear a mask.

The Living Room
The Living Room will be open for free tea, coffee and biscuits after each gathering.

Online Gathering
If you don’t feel ready to return onsite, or you’d prefer to stay online, you can join us any time from 10.00am on Sunday here.

Our key principles at this time are:

Personal: As a church, we want to personally stay in touch with you. 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 everything we can to protect our vulnerable from this virus.

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

Noho ora mai.