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Christchurch afternoon Christmas service

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Christchurch afternoon Christmas service

Hi, we'll be flying to christchurch on Christmas day and would like to attend an afternoon service before driving to Greymouth. Any idea which church has an afternoon service? Preferrably Baptist or Presbytarian.

Thanks

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1. Re: Christchurch afternoon Christmas service

Unlikely to be any afternoon services. There are so few churches left standing that there will probably be a bare minimum of services, but it would pay to ask again a week before you arrive.

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2. Re: Christchurch afternoon Christmas service

A call to any Baptist or Presbytarian church would probably give you the info you are after.

I would try those in Bishopdale, Burnside or Papanui as that is close to the airport, and relativly clear of damage.

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3. Re: Christchurch afternoon Christmas service

thanks for the reply :) i'll try to give them call

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4. Re: Christchurch afternoon Christmas service

Altogether about 27 churches were destroyed in the earthquakes. As the black humour surfaces the current joke is that the Anglicans were so grand they built churches of stone, which fell down in the quakes; the Presbyterians were not so grand & built their churches of brick, which fell down in the quakes; the poor Methodists only built humble wooden chapels, which withstood the quakes ;)

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5. Re: Christchurch afternoon Christmas service

Not such a hot joke. The Methodist stone church in Durham Streer had workment fixing the organ post September killed in the February quake.

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