Bishopdale Community Trust



Sundbye House 100 Farrington Ave

359 1741

Chris Coles



The Bishopdale Community Trust was established in 1999 to support people in the northwest area of Christchurch, in particular Bishopdale. We do this by helping people feel part of the community and offering a warm welcome, listening ear and a drink when they drop in to Sundbye House (100 Farrington Ave). We operate Sundbye House as a drop-in community centre for locals and run a number of group and activities including:

Monday morning coffee and friendship: Meets every Monday 10:30-11:30 am. Great company, lots of fun. Gold coin.

Thursday community lunch – Enjoy a shared lunch of yummy soup in winter and salad sandwiches in summer.  Everyone is welcome.  Great company and lots of laughs. 11:30 am – 12:30 pm. Gold coin.

Wednesday craft group – Bring your own knitting, crochet, colouring & crafts with help available from an experienced tutor. 1-3pm. Gold coin.

Wednesday 500 club – Come along, make friends and have fun playing or learning the card game 500. 1-3pm. $2 includes afternoon tea.

Wednesday Rummikub club – Come along, make friends and have fun playing or learning the tile game, Rummikub. 10:00 am – 12:00 pm. Gold coin donation includes morning tea.

Monday card making club – A weekly club for keen card makers who want to meet with others of similar interests, to share ideas and techniques.  New members always welcome. 1:00 – 2:30 pm. $4 per week.

Tuesday social scrabble group – Come along and play scrabble with a friendly group. 10am. Gold coin donation.

Tuesday women’s walking group – Enjoy a range of walks around the local area and stay afterwards to savour good company and a cuppa at Sundbye House. 9:30 am (summer) & 10:00 am (winter). $20 subscription per year but come along and try us out for free!

Other activities include easy chair yoga, monthly outings with the Bishopdale Explorers Club, quizzes, social housie, movies and a books, games and puzzle library.

For further information, please call us on 359 1741 or visit our website –


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