San Antonio Church, Eastbourne

(from February 2024)

Our Story

St Alban’s Church is a church community with music-filled worship, opportunities for prayer and fellowship, a children and families’ outreach, and a commitment to being a blessing in our wider world and community.

There are different ways that you can join us in connecting with God. We enjoy the presence of God through the beauty of our Anglican liturgy with traditional hymns and contemporary songs, quiet and reflective weekday communions, occasional services with other local churches and through the fun and fellowship of children and families gatherings.

We offer opportunities for you to discover, grow and deepen your Christian life, through study groups, prayer, and fellowship groups such as women’s evenings, men’s group and community gatherings. Our children and families programme is rebuilding after Covid, and features seasonal events with creative activities.

Our mother church in Ngaio Street is currently closed for earthquake strengthening, so we meet on Sunday mornings in San Antonio Catholic Church in Oroua Street. Our parish office is in our parish hall next to St Alban’s Church in Ngaio Street, Eastbourne.

Get in Touch

You are very welcome to come join our service on a Sunday and take part in our range of parish groups [link] for all ages, as you wish.

Contact Us:

Vicar: Our newly-appointed Lay Minister in Charge, Sue Brown, begins her part-time ministry with us in mid-February 2024. She will be based in the parish office, in the church hall at the end of Ngaio Street. Phone the office on 04 562 6268 or email her at sue@stalbanschurch.nz if you would like to get in touch with her.

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6 days ago

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The first Sunday of Lent and Sue Brown, our new minister’s first service, both happened today and it was a great blessing to all. Our week continues with the Monday women’s coffee group at Hive,10 am, all welcome; Lenten Study group, Thursday 6 pm at San Antonio’s (contact the office for details) and the monthly garden group at St Alban’s on Friday morning. See MoreSee Less

2 weeks ago

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We begin the season of Lent tomorrow which is Ash Wednesday. And in true Eastbourne style there will be a combined service at one church, this year at 11 am at San Antonio’s in Oroua Street, our current home away from home.Then on Sunday 18th February, Lent 1, our new Minister-in-Charge Sue Brown will lead her first St Alban’s Sunday service at 9.30 am. Sue has sent an email to all parishioners introducing herself and setting out her availability and pattern of working. If you didn’t get a copy and would like one, contact office@stalbanschurch.nz. See MoreSee Less

2 weeks ago

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What a great occasion last evening to welcome our new Minister-in-Charge, Sue Brown! Well over a hundred people packed San Antonio’s church to greet Sue, who was escorted to her new parish by a bus-load of Ngaio Union parishioners. They were welcomed by the Anglican Bishop Justin Duckworth, Archdeacon Martin Robinson of NaeNae, lots of Hutt Valley clergy and members of all three local churches. Sue’s first Sunday at St Albans is the 18th; next Sunday February 11th The Revd Tony Gardiner will celebrate and preach in San Antonio’s at 9.30 am. NB: Pop in and Play cannot use St Ronan’s Hall tomorrow Friday 9th February as there is a funeral in the Presbyterian complex. See MoreSee Less