Christmas Services

December 24 Christmas Eve:
7pm – St Paul’s Port Levy
11pm – Midnight Mass St Andrew’s Diamond Harbour

December 25 Christmas Day:
9am – St Peter’s Teddington
10:30am – St Andrew’s Diamond Harbour

Weekly Services

Sundays at 10.30am
Wednesdays at 9am

Prayer for the Parish

Tuesday through Friday at 8:15am in the Church Library. This is to specifically pray for God’s presence in all our lives and His Spirit to move in our Parish. All are welcome. If you are unable to join us, please pray wherever you are.

Church Notices

Church Open

The Church is open Monday, Wednesday and Friday during the day for people to use for a space for personal prayer and reflection. To access the Church, please use the side door.

Monday Night Study Group

Meets Monday fortnightly in a warm and friendly Charteris Bay home. For further details, please contact Margaret Somerville on 329 4713.

Gamma Home Group

Meets Wednesday at 7:30pm weekly in a warm and friendly Diamond Harbour home. For further details, please contact Helen Cobby 021 078 5112.

Baby & Toddlers Group

Fortnightly on Tuesdays, a coffee and support group for parents and caregivers of babies and infants aged 0-36 months in the Church Hall from 10-12 noon. Upcoming dates: Dec 12. Please contact Helen on 021 078 5112 for further information.

Rainbow Music

All children aged 0-5 years welcome. A chance to catch up and make new friends afterwards with a cup of tea. Come and join us at the Church Hall, fortnightly on Tuesdays at 10am. Upcoming Dates: Dec 5. Gold coin donation.

City Shopping Van

The van runs on alternate Wednesdays. Pick ups are around 9am and returning around 1:30pm. Bookings are essential so please call Nicky on 329 4341 or Wendy on 329 4483. A $10 contribution towards fuel costs is invited. Upcoming dates: Dec 13.

Secondhand items donated to the church

Generally these are passed on to the Christchurch City Mission but we are also preparing for an Op shop in the Little River end of the parish. Thank you for donations – especially clean clothing. Please note that electrical items cannot be accepted. Non-perishable food items also gratefully accepted.

City Mission Basket

The church has a basket for non-perishable food and grocery items for the City Mission.
Many families are dependent on the support of agencies like the City Mission as jobs dwindle and money fails to stretch to meet basic outgoings.

We also collect Small Change for the Small Room, with the coins being spent on toiletries and personal hygiene items which are distributed by the City Mission and St Vincent de Paul.

Newsletter Contributions and Website

Please email contributions for the next issue to

For other information please visit the Mount Herbert Parish website