Our prayers and deepest sympathies go out to everyone affected by the recent earthquake in Christchurch. As each day passes the extent of this earthquake continues to reverberate around NZ and the world. As information comes to hand we will update this page for your prayer and support.
The focus at this time is quite rightly on the people of Christchurch. Let’s continue to uphold the city in prayer.
If you would like to make direct contact with one of our churches, you can access the Canterbury contact list.
Global Connections in Mission is co-ordinating prayer information, and through its GC Aid programme has arranged for financial support for the people of Christchurch.
If you would like to receive information, please contact the Operations Director Sefton Marshall on +64 6 3578388, fax +64 6 3575193, mobile 021 485 445, or email at
If you would like to send a donation for Christchurch, funds can be sent to the GC Aid account 06 0729 0522196 00.
Those who want to send donations from outside of New Zealand are advised that the GC Aid account nominated above is held with the National Bank, Palmerston North Branch. The swift code is ANZBNZ22.
Two of our Christchurch churches have provided donation information so that they can meet needs in their communities.
Rutland St Church – The Rutland Street Church earthquake information page provides their bank account number.
Please indicate ‘Earthquake relief’ so they recognise your donation. If you need a receipt say so in an email to firstname.lastname@example.org and they would gladly accommodate that.
Bryndwr Bible Chapel – Contact their Treasurer – Cath Blummont – 03 354 5540 or 8 Freebairn St, Redwood, Christchurch 8005.