Enrich is a Christian chaplaincy service for people with intellectual disabilities.
We seek to assist in meeting spiritual, emotional and social needs by providing support including:

• Pastoral care of people with intellectual disabilities, their support staff and families.

• Appropriate specially adapted church services in various venues across the city.
• Being there in times of crisis, sickness, death and grief.

• Assisting with appropriate arrangements for funeral services to celebrate the life of a person with intellectual disability.

• Assisting with special balls, dances, social events and celebrations.

Christian Church Services Especially Suited to People with Intellectual Disabilities:


Templeton – Chapel of The Holy Family

A friendly and fun service especially involving people with intellectual disabilities.

Every Sunday at 11am.

At The Chapel of The Holy Family –  225 Kirk Rd, Templeton.

Contact: Gabrielle Hall 027 362 0782, or

Jennie Brittenden 021 223 66 44,


Bryndwr – Alpha Club

An interactive, visual and fun programme centred around Christian faith – singing and prayer, puppets, Bible DVD clips, topical discussion using visuals, skits, craft activities and supper!

Where:  Bryndwr Baptist Church, cnr Clyde and Aorangi Rd, Chch.

When:  The first and third Thursday of each month 7:30-9pm with a mid-winter and summer break.

Cost: $10.00 per half year to cover expenses.

Contact:  Len McGrane 351 4522,

You can download the info and registration forms here: ALPHA club info – Feb2018 and ALPHA registration form – Feb2018


Parklands – Aroha Fellowship

Friendly services with music, song, prayer, scripture and socialising, followed by afternoon tea.

Where: Parklands Baptist Community Church, 180 Queenspark Drive, Chch.

When: Generally first Saturday of each month unless a public holiday in which case it is the second Sunday. Gather at 1.15pm. Service starts at 1.30pm

Download the 2018 info by clicking here: AROHA FELLOWSHIP 2018_1

Please bring finger food to share (try to bring it on a throw-away plate).

Contact: Ian France 021 0408 669 or Gabrielle Hall 027 362 0782,


Avonhead – Specially Gifted Friends

Join us for lunch followed by a  fun and friendly church service with lots of laughter, music and activity!

When: Usually the 3rd Sunday of Feb, April, June, August, October, December 12.15 – 1:45pm.

Where: Avonhead Baptist Church, 102 Avonhead Rd, Christchurch.

Contact: Gaileen Payton – 358 3257, or Lynne Clark 027 808 2102,


Rangiora Baptist – Freedom Worship Service

Dance, singing, stories, dramas and fun with God!  Plus a light tea for $2.

When: The second Friday of every month 7pm.

Where: Rangiora Baptist Church, 111 East Belt.

Contact:  Paula Thackwell, 03-313-8989.

Download the flyer here: Rangiora Baptist Freedom Worship 2017