Lyttelton Community House



Ground floor, 7 Dublin St,
Christchurch 8082

Postal Address
PO Box 121
Lyttelton 8841

741 1427

Christine Wilson



The current opening hours for Community House are 10am – 2pm
The Concept
A community house or cottage is a place where people from the community can make friends, have a cup of tea, coffee, get help and make connections with other agencies if needed, or have a chat. There are a number of such projects around Christchurch City; however, Lyttelton community House is the only such project available to Lyttelton Harbour Basin residents.
Lyttelton Community House is governed by a registered charitable trust board and relies on charitable donations and grants to run.
Services in brief
Lyttelton Community House provides a range of services. Everyone is warmly welcome to come in and visit. If there are any issues for which you need support, please let our staff members know.
Staff members are Christine and Wendy (Community Facilitators) and Courtenay (Community Development Worker). They have a great team of volunteers who support our services and activities too.
Community Lunch
The community lunch is held on every Tuesday between 12 pm and 1 pm, a free meal is provided. This is a time to share a meal and a conversation with others in a friendly safe and supportive environment.
Community Shopping shuttle
Using our Community Van we run free, weekly shopping shuttle service to New World South City and Pak n Save Moorhouse. Please contact Courtenay to book in to come. The van leaves at 11.00am on Wednesdays but you will need to book with Courtenay first to ensure there are enough seats available. (Limited to 10)
Community Meals
Lyttelton Community House Trust has been providing this service since February earthquake in 2011. Volunteers prepare, cook healthy, tasty no frills meals, and deliver them to elderly and vulnerable members of our community. Although this service was initially free, recipients are now asked to pay a donation of $5.50 per meal. If you know of anyone who would benefit from this service please call one of the above numbers.
Recreational Activities
The House provides two types of recreational activities. The first is a range of resources on site in the house, including books, puzzles, internet access, and DVD afternoons in winter.
The other involves outings around Christchurch and Banks Peninsula to places of interest. Some of our regular clients have enjoyed seeing places that they would not normally be able to visit due to personal circumstance. Just recently Courtenay took a bus trip to Akaroa and went out on Black cat cruises.
Groups and Education programmes
If people in the community have an interest or a hobby that they may like to share with each other or are interested in any community education programme they are able to help facilitate the establishment of these. Also from time to time there are issues that the local community is facing that may wish to discuss and groups form as a result. All staff have experience in events, classes and workshops management.
Senior’s fitness in Lyttelton
This person focused weekly exercise class lead by a physiotherapist is currently on hold until a new tutor is found. Lyttelton Community House helps promote to support this exercise group in association with Cressy House Trust board. The group’s keen to get going again as soon as possible and currently meets weekly for lunch each Thursday. For enquiries contact Christine.
Knitting and Craft Group
This group is due to start meeting again over the winter months on Tuesdays at 1 pm for anyone who would like to learn to knit or crochet or learn other crafts please give either Christine or Wendy a call. They would also love to hear from people in the community who would like to teach crafts.
Laptop tuition
We are interested in hearing from anyone who would like to attend or run a computer class at Community House. Please contact Wendy.
Christmas and Mid Winter Christmas Party
These are held annually for those people that Lyttelton Community House provides support for and receives support from.
Health and welfare support
We regularly have clients who arrive with a range of issues that we can empower them to resolve or put in place strategies to overcome. Our staff members will assist clients to access appropriate support services in Christchurch, including Work and Income New Zealand, and to access food parcels, appropriate health care services, and deal with agencies and individuals such as the Christchurch City Council, landlords, and issues facing their families.


Activities, Café/Lounge, Community Centres, Drop In Centre, Exercise, Friendship Group, Senior Citizens Groups, Social Contact, Trips