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.

When: Sundays 11am.

Where: Holy Family Chapel, 225 Kirk Rd, Templeton (next to the Waitaha learning centre).

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 mid-summer break.

Cost: $10.00 per half year to cover expenses.

Contact:  Len McGrane 351 4522,

Download the info flyer here: ALPHA club flyer Aug-Nov 2017


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 (except Feb and June 2017 when the it will be the second Saturday). Gather at 1.15pm. Service starts at 1.30pm

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

Contact: 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: Damian Ardell 027 35 333 23 or


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