Darfield Baptist Church Event Calendar

Check the calendar to see all the events and activities happening at our church. To add your event to the website please get in touch with

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Upcoming Events

Matariki in Malvern 2024

Come and celebrate Matariki in Malvern. This annual spectacular will showcase Kapa Haka, a variety of activities and displays to interact with, culturally inspired artwork, and sharing of hangi cooked kai.

The event starts at 5pm, 22nd June at the Darfield Recreation Centre.

Upper South Baptist Association Regional Hui

Please join us in praying for the Upper South Baptist Hui.

If you are interested in attending on Sunday 23rd June 7pm there is a combined worship event. Get in touch with the elders for more information.

On Monday 24th June 7.30pm there is a panel discussion with Kingdom of God practitioners, including our very own Sam Broughton. Helene & Gaye are attending the day gathering on Monday.

Search Committee Process Meeting

We're holding a special members’ meeting on Wednesday 3rd of July to jointly explore the search committee process for a new senior pastor. An open invitation to everyone who fellowships as part of the Darfield and Glenroy congregations. The meeting will be broadly structured as follows:

At the end of the special members’ meeting, we will call for nominations for the search committee - following the process we have discussed and agreed. This is part two of a three part process for beginning the search for a new senior pastor.

Winter Women's Retreat 2024

Keep the dates free. Friday evening 26th and all day Saturday 27th July. Sharon Garlough Brown, author of the Sensible Shoes Series will be speaking at Riccarton Baptist Church. Check the flyer for more details.

Those of you who have been to one of Sharon's retreats will know this is an event not to be missed. Planning for DBC ladies to attend is in the early stages, more details as they become available.  If you would like to help on the planning team please see Barbara.

Quarterly Members' Meeting

August 1 is a Thursday, and this will be the date of our next quarterly members’ meeting. In addition to our other regular quarterly meeting topics, the focus of this meeting will be on electing a search committee. Specifically in terms of electing a search committee, we see the meeting including the following aspects:

As with our recent quarterly members’ meetings, this meeting is an open invitation to everyone who fellowships as part of the Darfield and Glenroy congregations. Logistics will likely be:

This is third part of the three part process for beginning the search for a new senior pastor.

Previous Events

Family Forum - Remembering and Thanksgiving

Please join us for a Family Forum on Saturday June 15, held at Darfield Baptist Church. We want to retell the stories of God's great faithfulness. The family forum will have the following aspects:

The intent in telling these stories is to remind each other - before God - of who we are. We will gather these stories throughout the evening and present them as a thanksgiving offering to God. This is part one of a three part process for beginning the search for a new senior pastor.

Evening of Dessert & Games with the Women's Ministry

Saturday 27th April 6:30pm. 

A ladies night together. Relaxed, casual evening. No Cost. Bring along dessert to share if you would like to. Children welcome. If you are unable to come we would still love to hear your thoughts and ideas for the coming year. Please email Barbara or Beth with these. 

Pioneer Ministry - Darfield Revival Weekend

Pioneer Ministry will be in Darfield for an action-packed revival weekend running a series of events from Friday 12th through to Sunday 14th April. All are welcome to come and experience God's message delivered by Joseph and Lesley Lee and the Pioneer Ministry Team.

Check the flyer and the Pioneer Ministry website for times and venues.

Please see Nikki or Helene if you can help with this event.

Easter Sunday at Glenroy and Darfield

Starting at 8:00am on Easter Sunday 31st March, the DBC Glenroy and Darfield church families will gather below the Glenroy Crosses. There will be some worship and scripture on site, before heading to the Glenroy Hall for a cuppa and hot cross buns. 

The Easter Sunday Service will proceed at 10:30am back at Church in Darfield, followed by a shared lunch. Please bring a plate to share if you're able.

Gumboots may be required. We'll be parking in the paddock through the gate here 🚜.

Celebrate 150 Years

In December 1872 a group of believers met together for the first time as the Greendale Baptist Church. On the weekend of Saturday 3rd December and Sunday 4th December 2022, we thank God for 150 years of continuous witness and fellowship. We would love you to join us.

Some of us have grown up in the church, others have arrived from elsewhere and settled, some have rested for a time in the fellowship and moved on. All are part of the Greendale/Malvern/Darfield Baptist family. We have worshipped together, debated together, cried together, laughed together. Some of us have fallen in love! God has met us as we have gathered over the years. It's time to celebrate.