Darfield Baptist Church Event Calendar

Check the calendar to see all the events and activities happening at our church.

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Upcoming Events

Women's Retreat 2023

Glenroy Lodge Weekend Friday 29th- Sunday 31st July.

This year Riccarton Baptist ladies will be joining us. The weekend will feature a recorded session with author Sharon Garlough Brown

Registration forms available at the welcome table each Sunday. For more infoormation see Barbara Clinton or Sherri Leech.

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Men's Camp 2023

Lake Lyndon Weekend Friday 28th- Sunday 30th April.

Grab your sleeping bag and pack of biscuits (both essential!) and head for the hills. We will be staying at Lake Lyndon Lodge, being there for 6pm on Friday. Boys Toys welcome, bring along Boats, jetskis, 4wds, rocketships and a great sense of humour. This fully catered fun packed weekend will set you back only $100, sign up now. 

RSVP Darren King 021 392 934, before Sunday 23rd April.

Please pay $100 to the church account using the Reference: Mens Camp

ACC no: 38-9006-0469468-00

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Easter Camp 2023

Eastercamp is a massive Christian Youth Camp. It’s you, your mates and 3,500 other young people!

At Spencer Beach TOP 10 Holiday Park. 100 Heyders Rd, Spencerville. Thursday 6 April to Monday 10 April 2023. The gates open 2pm on the Thursday with the programme kicking off in the Big Top at 8pm. Camp finishes at 1pm on the Monday.

Eastercamp is a combined Christian Youth Group event. Churches from all denominations attend from all over the South Island. But we welcome people from any walk of life to the event. You don’t have to be part of a church or youth group at all (but you do need to come with one) – you’ll have a mint time whatever you believe!

There’s something for everyone at Eastercamp. Here’s just some of the things you can do:

Ice Skating under the stars (NEW!); Hurricane carnival ride; Skate Ramp; Sports comps – Basketball, Touch & Volleyball; Crafts; Giant Inflatables; High Wire Adrenalin Forest (extra cost); Talent quest on Village Stage; Spelling Bee; Prayer Tent; Late night outdoor movies; Dance to DJ’s under the stars; Workshops with guest speakers; Big Top mornings and nights; Hang with your youth group; Jump Jam!; Plus heaps more…. 

For more info and to register go to and download the app.


Women's Ministry Outing - Jesus on High

On Saturday 1st of April the Women's ministry team have an outing planned. Meeting at 9:00am at the Church carpark, the group will head into Christchurch for breakfast together and a visit to the Cube Art Gallery on High Street. The Jesus on High exhibition lets us experience the story of Jesus interpreted by the Old Masters, including Rembrandt & Salvador Dali, and New Zealand artists including our very own Colin McCahon, in telling originals and reproductions.

Get in touch with Rachel for more information.

Steve & Ainsley Apirana & Friends In Concert

7:30pm Friday 10th March at St Mary's Church - Addington, Christchurch, Canterbury.

Steve & Ainsley Apirana are Singer/Songwriters based in the Sunshine Coast, Australia. Steve’s music career began in the band Butler who shared the stage with bands like Black Sabbath back in the seventies. It was during his days in Butler that he found faith in Jesus and began his career as a soloist. Nowadays he shares the stage with his wife Ainsley, who writes her own songs, has recorded two albums and plays rhythm guitar, whistles and flutes. Together they aim to encourage, uplift and inspire audiences through their stories and songs through their personal experience of 40 odd years of marriage, of life on the road, and of life as a Christian. Steve and Ainsley play anywhere they are invited and are used to a wide variety of audiences from school classes to prisons to the various denominations of churches, to festivals, house concerts, cafes and pubs. Listen in to their story! Admission by koha.

World Day of Prayer

On Friday 3rd of March at Trinity Church. World Day of Prayer is an international movement of Christian people of many denominations and languages in more than 170 countries that have a continuing relationship of prayer and service. People from various denominations gather in on another's churches to celebrate, using a Worship Service prepared by women of a different country each year. This year it is Taiwanese women who share the hopes, fears, joys and sorrows and opportunities and needs of their country. It affirms that informed prayer and prayerful action are inseparable. Everyone is welcome at this service.

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, 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 to gether, 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.