With two churches and a Village Hall, the Parish of Heathcote and Mt Pleasant can and does offer ideal facilities to host a variety of groups in our neighbourhood. Some of these groups are directly affiliated with the Church, and others are for the benefit of our communities and social groups in our corner of Christchurch. Below are some of the groups and their contacts for you and your family to get involved.

PARISH GROUPS

Cafe Crawl

Tuesday Mornings at 10:30am

5th July Gentle Giant Cafe, 158 Ferry Road Waltham

12 July Penny Black Victorian Tea Room, The Tannery 3 Garlands road Woolston

19th July Portstone Garden Centre, 465 Ferry Road Woolston

26th July The Niche, 18/42 Mariner Street, Sumner

We meet for a cuppa at cafes in and around the parish. Each week a different venue is chosen

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Smiling Cyclists

9:30am Antigua Boatsheds

We meet on the first and third Thursdays of the month with a local Rotary Club and travel some of the many off-street cycling routes throughout the city. We stop for refreshments part way along our journey and return around lunchtime. We normally travel 50-60km and most use e-bikes. Everyone is welcome to join us.

Please contact vicar@heathcote-mtpleasant.org.nz  for more information

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Meal @ Valley Inn

6:00 at the Valley Inn, 3 Flavell St, Heathcote

We meet for a weekly meal following Evensong. Its good to meet with local identities and have a good quality reasonably priced meal. Everyone is welcome to join us.

Please contact vicar@heathcote-mtpleasant.org.nz for more information

Parish Swim Team

Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday Mornings
8:00am at Aquagym

We meet for about an hour working at our own pace and program. Following the session we meet for a cuppa at Under the Red Verandah, 29 Tancred St. Everyone is welcome to join the group.

Please contact swimmers@heathcote-mtpleasant.org.nz for more information.

Theatre Group

Wednesday 25 May
7:30pm at the Court Theatre, "The Girl on the Train

We have secured a number of tickets to this production which stars the family of a parishioner. The show starts at 7:30 but none who wants to meet for dinner should be at the Court by 6:30pm. Please contact Viki Brinkman for a ticket. brinkmanfamily@gmail.com

Weekly Bible Study

Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday Mornings
4pm at the Church of St Mary, cnr 
Martindales/Truscotts Rds

Each week we meet and look at the readings for the coming Sunday. This is a small but lively group with lots of good discussion and challenge. Sometimes our discussion leads us into a more concentrated topical study. Please feel free to join us, everyone is welcome and no prior notification of attendance is necessary. Some stay on for Sung Evensong at 5pm.

Study Group

Mah Jong Group

1:00pm Wednesdays at the Church of the Ascension, 39 Major Hornbrook Rd, Mt Peasant.

This group of enthusiasts meets weekly to play Mahjong for social enjoyment. Anyone is welcome to join. Contact Judy at (03) 384 0027.

Mahjong Group

Twinkle Tots

10:30am Friday mornings during the school term in the Village Hall, Church of St Mary, cnr Martindales/Truscotts Rds, Heathcote

Twinkle Tots is a song and dance activity for pre-school children up to four years of age accompanied by a parent or care-giver. It is followed by a relaxed morning tea/coffee/water and a nibble. It is operated by the parish.

Contacts: Suzanne Stewart, phone 027 285 1843

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The Association of Anglican Women

3rd Tuesday of the month
5:00pm meeting at the Church of the Ascension, 39 Major Hornbrook Rd, Mt Pleasant 

The Association of Anglican Women is an organisation whose aim is to promote Christian family life. The group has an ecumenical flavour, and is open to any women in the district who are interested.

Please contact treasurer@heathcote-mtpleasant.org.nz for more information.

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NEIGHBORHOOD GROUPS

Community Lunch

This is postponed due to COVID19

Lunch is served for mainly older people living alone or who enjoy meeting up with friends. If you would like to come along, please contact Judy on (03) 384-1379.

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Brownies

Tuesdays during Terms, 6.00-7:30pm at the Village Hall, cnr Martindales/Truscotts Rds, Heathcote.

For 7-to-9½ year olds. Brownies is all about fun.

For more information contact Jane Walders Rapaki.District@gmail.com

Otautahi Aikido

Meet in the Village Hall, at the Village Hall, cnr Martindales/Truscotts Rds, Heathcote.

The group has taken a long-term lease of the Village Hall, though it will be available by arrangement for other functions. Details of Otautahi Aikido and the childrens' and other classes are on their web pages (www.aikido.gen.nz)

Contact: Liam O'Donoghue 021 727 690.

Aikido

Heathcote Valley Wool Craft Group

9:15am Thursdays in the Village hall, Church of St Mary, cnr Martingales/Truscotts Rds, Heathcote

This group of enthusiasts meets weekly to spin, knit and create with wool. Anyone is welcome to join.

Contact Felicity at thebackhouses@slingshot.co.nz or (03) 384-1755.

The Heathcote Valley Wool Craft Group

Sumner Guides

Mondays during Terms, 6:30-8.00 pm at the Village Hall, at the Village Hall, cnr Martindales/Truscotts Rds, Heathcote.

For more information contact Jane Walders Rapaki.District@gmail.com

These facilities are available for hire, either for a single event, or to host regular group meetings. To arrange for your own event or group, refer to the Facilities pages. Please contact facilities@heathcote-mtpleasant.org.nz for further details.