The Anglican Parish of Upper Riccarton-Yaldhurst has two churches, St Peter’s, Church Corner and St Luke’s, School Road, Yaldhurst.
Having spent some years worshipping in our parish halls, we are back in our wonderfully restored church building. We are very grateful to all the people and organisations who have financially help with this major rebuilding project. However, what is most special about us is not bricks and mortar but rather the people who comprise this Christian community. You will find that we don’t have all the answers to life’s questions but we are on a journey to discover more about God’s love and purpose for us. In this earth we walk with Jesus, who shared with us all the happiness and sadness of life, and revealed God to us in a way no-one else has ever done.
Week by week we meet together in this place to worship and, as Anglicans, we use the rich resource which is our Prayer book for this purpose. This enables us to express things so powerful and beautiful that we would find difficult to put into our own words individually. We believe that this framework of worship and the flow of what we call the liturgy, assists us to focus our thoughts and our prayers towards God.
Those who choose to worship here come from a wide variety of backgrounds which makes us a mixed bunch indeed. We may have come to faith in different ways but none of us would claim that we’ve arrived. We continue to learn and explore what it means to experience God’s love and to share that love with others.
If you are searching in your life, we invite you to come and share that quest with us. We pray that you will find us a welcoming community.