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 11 – 11.30 a.m.
With a cuppa & biscuits in the lounge to follow the service.
At The Chapel of The Holy Family – 225 Kirk Rd, Templeton.
Contact: Gabrielle Hall 027 362 0782, Gabrielle.firstname.lastname@example.org or
Richmond – Alpha Club – POSTPONED DUE TO COVID 19 RESTRICTIONS
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: Delta Baptist Church, Richmond. Christchurch
When: The first and third Thursday of each month 7:00-9pm with a mid-winter and summer break.
or Gabrielle Hall 027 362 0782 email@example.com
Parklands – Aroha Fellowship –
Friendly services with music, song, prayer, scripture and socialising, followed by afternoon tea.
Where: Parklands Baptist Church – QE2 Rd, 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
Please bring finger food to share (try to bring it on a throw-away plate).
Contact: Gabrielle Gallen 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, firstname.lastname@example.org or Lynne Clark 027 808 2102, email@example.com
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.