Welcome To Dunedin

Leith Valley Presbyterian Church welcomes University and Polytech students to Dunedin and invites you to our Church Services: Sunday mornings, 10am, in the George St Normal School Hall, 989 George St [vaccine verified pass required, limit 100] or invites you to our partner ministry Student Soul – see link below.


Back to George Street School

Our services return to the George Street Normal School site after the Home Church weekend.

As advised from the council, two bubbles will be in place, similar to the level three scenario. Children and Youth as one and the Church service as the other.

Please note: once you enter a bubble as an adult you cannot then switch to the other.

Vaccine Passes will be checked upon entry.

Unfortunately, the fellowship that occurs around a coffee, tea and biscuit won’t be able to take place until we return to a lower setting.

Home Church in March

Kia ora

Many people have told us recently that they’re missing time for fellowship at church on Sundays. So, on Sunday, March 13th (three Sundays away) we’re going to hold a different kind of service. Instead of meeting at George Street Normal School, we’re going to meet in people’s houses. The service will be pre-recorded, and each house can work through it at their own pace (pairing it with morning tea, or lunch, or whatever takes your fancy). There will be time to chat about life, ponder questions from the sermon, and most importantly to pray with and for each other.

We’re looking for people who would be willing to host others in their homes on the 13th.   If you could do this, let us know: 1) how many people you could host, 2) whether you’re happy hosting families with children, 3) whether you’re willing to host a group that doesn’t require vaccine verified passes (it will be assumed that all groups need vaccine verified passes unless otherwise stated).

If you’re wanting to go to someone’s house, then please let us know how many of you there are, and we’ll start organising things.

We’re hopeful that this experience will provide an opportunity for us to reconnect in small groups and encourage one another.

Relay for Life – Natalie Yeoman

Kia ora everyone. Along with Nicki Swift, I am Ambassador for this year’s Relay Your Way, replacing the old Relay for Life fundraiser for the Cancer Society. I like to see my involvement in this as contributing to Jesus’ admonition that we be like salt and light in the communities we live in. I would love some of you to share in this with me.

My incurable cancer was diagnosed 7 years ago and the fact I am still here is very much because of the work of the society. It makes sense I contribute to fund raising to assist its work. But it makes sense many of us contribute to this as so many of us either have cancer, or know and love someone who has cancer. My initiative ‘Nat’s Neighbours’, is an opportunity for many of us to do that on MARCH 5th, any time between 10:00am – 4:00pm, from our house at 25 Campbells Rd, Pine Hill. 

We have a beautiful 3km return walk from our house, up the hill to the end of the road which gives you a lovely view over Dunedin city and harbour. Just come and meet at our place, do your walk whatever time suits you, and we’ll give you a cuppa and something to eat when you return.

I have done this walk for six years but last year was immobilised by my cancer almost the whole year. Now I am once again able to do it though a few months ago I couldn’t walk across the room. So I walk it and give thanks and invite you to walk and see the journey through my eyes. It’s a walk of celebration.

So what to do? 

You can simply donate by going online. 

You can enter into my team, Nat’s Neighbours, (no cost) and you can donate online. 

You can encourage others to donate by sponsoring you or just make your own donation. 

Every little or big bit helps.

Thank you and we look forward to welcoming many of you to our place on the day.

Please use the link below to enable any of these options.


Beautiful Tonga needs our Help

Dear St Stephens Leith Valley Presbyterian Parish

Much of our attention has been focused on Tonga since the major eruption on Saturday. 

We have been in contact with others and took the opportunity to invite church representatives to make a collective response.  

CWS has launched the Tonga Emergency Appeal to assist those affected. 

We will support the Tonga Community Development Trust to repair and replace with water, sanitation and food crops.  There may be other ways we can assist as well. If you can, please make a donation so we can respond as information becomes available. 

Joint Ecumenical Statement

We are deeply concerned for the people of Tonga, and surrounding areas, following the recent eruption of Hunga Tonga-Hunga-Ha’apai. Our heartfelt prayers are with those affected and those who are worried about family and friends. 

We pray for strength and courage in the days and weeks ahead.  As churches and organisations we are looking at how we can help and provide practical support. We are working to assist Tongans with water, food, whatever is needed across Tonga.

Anglican Church of Aotearoa New Zealand and Polynesia (Anglican Missions),

Methodist Church of New Zealand,

Presbyterian Church of Aotearoa New Zealand (Global Missions),

The Religious Society of Friends (Quakers),

Baptist Churches of New Zealand,

Caritas Aotearoa New Zealand,

and Christian World Service. 

We will keep you informed as we receive more information.  Thank you for your prayers and support.
Warm greetings Ngā mihi nu


Murray OvertonNational DirectorChristian World Service 

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