Due to the 4th September 2010 earthquake in Christchurch and the damage sustained by the building of St Mary and St Athnasius Coptic Church, normal services are suspended and announcements will be made for alternate arrangements.
Extensive Damage to the Church Building
Please click here to view the Structural inspection report for Coptic Orthodox Church
Message from Anba Suriel
Please click here to view the Message from Anba Suriel
Recovery office has approved the demolition of the existing Church building and a consent to rebuild on the same site has been obtained
Contributions towards repairing St Mary and St Athnasius Coptic Church in Christchurch, New Zealand are welcome. Please deposit donations directly into the bank account of the Church: 03-0830-0288808-25, Westpac, Upper Riccarton. For any enquiries feel free to contact Fr. Sourial on 021-1234266 (+64 21 1234266).
Youth Spiritual Day - Monday 5th September
Address: 6 White House Wash Street
Program: 9-11 Divine Liturgy followed by lunch
Spiritual Sermon (Virtue of Wisdom)
Activities and Workshop
Agpia prayers before we leave
Beach walk and sports at 5pm
Grammer Collge, 2 Chester West Street. 12pm starting 2/9/2010.
Vespers/3asheya ( includes raising of incense, sermon and tasbeha)
Sunday 19 September
Wednesday 22 September (and all Wednesdays till the end of the year)
Saturday 25 September (and all Saturdays till the end of the year)
Sunday 26 September (and all Sundays till the end of the year)
Thursday 23 September (and all Thursdays till the end of the year)
Youth meeting ( High School) and "Sunday" School
- Satuday 25 September ( and all Saturdays till the end of the year) at Grammer College ( address as above). 5-7pm. Please click here for map.
The St. Mary and St. Athanasius' Coptic Church convey their condolances to Dr. Amgad,Mr. Akmal Sedrak, their mother Dr. Ekbal and all their families for the departure of the beloved late Dr. Farouk Assal who passed away 12 September 2010. May the Lord repose his soul and comfort his family..
The church congratulates Nader and Maryham Guirgis and their families for the baptism of their lovely daughter Makaila on Satuday 11 September
The church also congratulates Mr. Atef and Wafa Sawiris and their families in advance for the wedding of Diana and Mena who will receive the Sacrament of Holy Matrimony in Egypt on 30 September