There are many ways of describing the Linwood Avenue Union Church. People are friendly and caring. We are welcoming. We are accepting and supportive. We are an all-age church. We have people in every age group. We’re proud of our ‘oldies’ and our youth, and celebrate camaraderie within an inter-generational church.

We are a community church. We belong here. We’ve been in the Bromley – Linwood – Woolston community for nearly 150 years. We are here for the people.

Our worship is a mixture of traditional and contemporary, formality and informality. We sing good old hymns and great new songs.

The church is very relaxed – but you’ll find we are also very committed to following and serving God, everywhere and every day.

We are a multi-cultural and diverse church. We want everyone to feel at home. Our emphasis is on being a community of faith rather than a community where everybody agrees on everything.

We are a lively church. Lots of groups and activities – organised and spontaneous. We’re busy.

We are outward-looking. Especially through the Linwood Avenue Community Corner Trust, we seek to meet the needs of the community – assisting people to become fully independent. The trust employs a family/community worker and two partnership community workers in the health sector.

Beyond the parish, we support ministries in Christchurch (such as chaplaincies), nationwide (usually through our denominations) and globally – missions and ministries such as Christian World Service which seeks to lift standards of living for those most in need.

Above all, we’re just people like you, trying to follow the teaching of Christ to love God, yourself and others.

To get to know us you really need to meet us. Come along!

During the week our facilities are used by a number of different community groups such as Gentle Exercise Class on Tuesdays, Tai Chi Wednesday and Friday mornings and Music and Movement on Thursday mornings. We have a large hall for hire and two lounge rooms. If you are interested in hiring any of our facilities please call the office on 389-5303 or email office@lauc.org.nz