South West Baptist Church (New Horizons)



CNR Lyttelton & Cobham Street

Postal Address
P O Box 33-048
Christchurch 8244

338 4163

338 4325

Ruth Townshend



Formerly Spreydon Baptist
There are numerous community ministries under the umbrella of South West Baptist Church.:

New Horizons provides activities such as: Coffee morning. 1st Thursday each month at 10.30am. Outings, fellowship, interest groups, speakers. get-togethers. Ring number above for timetable.

Monday Movers – 6 Balcairn Street, Halswell. Ph322 7244. Meets on Monday at 1.15pm. Suitable for all fitness levels.

Cobham Village is a residential village for the seniors. It offers one and two bedroom rental accomodation at below normal market rental for those on low incomes who don’t own a home. A waiting list exists. Contact Alison Ford 3386363 or 338 4163 to express interest.

Divorce Care Living apart – A series of support groups and seminars for those experiencing a relationship breakdown, separation or divorce. Contact Church office or Rachel or Peter 981 2250 or 027 5099920. Email:

Kingdom Resources Trust help those who are financially poor and trapped by high debt. Helps with budget advice and where appropriate provide interest-free loans. Also provides training for the unemployed. Contact John Exton 332 1700

‘Taking First Steps’ – A course for women 20 years and upwards who are looking to re-enter the work-force.

Stepping Stone trust is a 24hr Christian based mental health recovery service. Provides respite houses for short term care and community support workers provide assistance and care for clients in the community. Contact Mike Douglas Ph 338 6390

Keep Active Gentle exercise for people of all ages. Monday 9.30am and 11.00am, Thursday 1.00pm – 2.15pm. Contact Ian or Irene on 338 1674. Cost $3.00.


Accommodation, Activities, Budgeting, Café/Lounge, Church, Housing, Mental Health, Respite Care, Senior Citizens Groups, Social Contact, Trips


Christchurch, Spreydon