Darfield Baptist Church Event Calendar

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

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To book our Church facilities, please check availability on the Facilities page.

Upcoming Events

Men's Cycle Tour

Join with the Men's Ministry team for a social cycle tour, Saturday 21st October.

Details to be confirmed in the coming weeks. Will likely be a casual 2hr ride along some of the flat trails around Christchurch city, then a break for lunch together, followed by a 2hr trundle to work off those refreshments. Plenty of time to dust off the ten-speed that's been sitting in the garage loft, pump up the tires, straighten the handlebars and pad-out the seat in preparation. 

Please get in touch with Nelson Early, Micky Conway, David Beckworth, or Garfield Charles for more information and to register your interest.

Previous Events

Church Life Survey 2023

Thank you to all who completed the Church Life Survey at last Sunday's service and during the week. We encourage anyone who hasn't yet done the survey, to do it at home during this week. Please get in touch with Helene or Lois to access the survey online or in hardcopy.

More information about the Church Life Survey is in the link, where there's details on What, When, Why and How the survey is undertaken.

Men's Breakfast

Saturday 19th August.

Come and join together for breakfast at Darfield Baptist Church. Hearty food. Great fellowship. Small donation, $5 each. Anyone is welcome. 

We’ll also be looking to get some ideas for future activities or events which would support men to grow in their faith or share their faith with other men.

Please let the organising committee know by Sunday 13th August if you'll be attending, Nelson Early, Micky Conway, David Beckworth, Garfield Charles.

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 information see Barbara Clinton, Wendy Chamberlain or Sherri Leech.

For more info on the lodge facilities go to

Navigating Difficult Relationships

Ellel Ministries Aotearoa New Zealand

God created us to be connected with Him and with each other. It is His intent that we are blessed in our relationships, but we all know this is not always the case. We can often experience pain, rejection and confusion when connecting with others, sometimes especially with those who are closest to us. So how can we find a way back to God's original purpose, to bless us through relationships and for us to be a blessing for others? Jesus models the perfect relationship - both with the Father and with other people. More than that, he provides us with healing from the pain and entanglements that we can experience and brings restoration into broken relationships. This course will help you to find God's healing from the wounds of the past, as well as a way forward in current relationships.

Dates: Friday 23 June 7:00pm-9:00pm Saturday 24 June 9:00am-5:00pm

Location: Riverside Community Church, 45 Charles Street, Kaiapoi

Cost $25 (includes notebook, tea and coffee, please byo lunch) reduced rates available - please ask if needed.

Registration & Info: To register for the event please contact Paul or Jillian 021 269 8383 or 020 4018 1517

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

For more info on the lodge facilities go to

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.

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.