General Enquiries

Things are different during lockdown and transition during level 2. Please contact us for updates.
When are your services?

Click here for details. We hope you can make it to one.

Where can I park?

Parking is available in the church car parks on Heaphy St and Kinross St. There is also on street parking around the church, just watch out for the 60 minute bays!

What happens during a service?

At 9am we have traditional and modern music, then confession, prayers, readings, and a sermon followed by prayer ministry (opportunity to receive prayer) and communion.

At 11am we have coffee, croissant and conversation, followed by a short talk and a discussion around the tables, and then you can head off at that point, or stay for contemporary worship music.

At the 7pm during winter we have a zoom prayer time. In summer we have Spirit led worship followed by a reading and sermon, we finish with prayer ministry (opportunity to receive prayer) and more worship. This service focuses on opportunities to encounter God through His Holy Spirit.

Messy church runs from 4pm til 6pm on selected dates during the year. We have drinks and games followed by crafts. We then meet together for some fun action songs and a short teaching time. We share a meal to finish.

What will my kids do during the services?

The kids have an awesome programme, depending on their age they can join the crèche (0-3),  J-Team (3-11) or Elevate youth (11-18). The groups meet in different rooms in the church complex.

I am going to come to a service but am not sure what to wear. Do I need a suit and tie?

Dress casually and you will fit right in. And you don’t need to wear a tie, unless you really want to, or a bowtie unless you are Dr Who.

Do I need to bring a Bible?

Please feel free to bring your own Bible. We do have Bibles available at the back of the church if you do not have one or forget.

Who should I contact about getting married at Church of the Saviour?

Give us a call or drop us an email at the office to discuss. As well as holding weddings at COTS, we can also assist you with marriage preparation. We love people getting married and can help make your wedding a very special occasion.

Do you baptise babies?

We offer baptism, dedication or thanksgiving services for babies. Ask at the office for a leaflet explaining the details of these. Baptism services for babies and young children are usually held as part of the 9am or 11am services.

What about adults who want to be baptised?

Yes, we baptise adults. We usually have some baptism preparation to help you get ready for your special service. Contact the office for details.

I was baptised as a baby but have come to faith as an adult. Can I be baptised again?

We offer baptised adults the opportunity to renew the promises made for them at baptism. We also occasionally hold a confirmation service should you wish to be confirmed instead.

Do you do funerals?

Yes. We are able to support you and your family through this difficult time, and can help you to say farewell to your loved one. Contact the office to discuss.

I would like to hire the community hall or book a room. How do I go about doing that?

Contact the office and they can give you details of the room availability and costs. We have have reduced rates for charity and community group bookings.

How do I register my child for the school holiday programme?

Registrations usually open a few weeks before each programme. There will be a desk set up at the entrance of the church where you can register your child(ren) or call the office if you are unable to get to the church. But be quick! The holiday programme is popular and spaces fill up fast.

How do I register for playgroup?

Pop into the church office or contact us to request a registration form.

For Church Members

I am interested in joining a life group. How easy is it?

Excellent! The good news is that it’s really easy. Contact the office to find out what life groups are available.

I heard that Shashi’s sermon last Sunday was really good. How do I get a copy of it?

Our sermons are all online, posted a few days after the Sunday or Wednesday.

I would like to give money to the church on a regular basis. How do I do this?

Contact the office to go onto the regular giving system. You can direct credit us or request envelopes on a weekly, fortnightly or monthly basis. Then you just need to bring your envelope to church to put in the collection If you are a tax payer we will give you a unique giving number, and a receipt at the end of the year so you can claim some back too.

I have my giving envelopes but keep forgetting to bring them with me to put in the collection on Sundays. What should I do?

Setting up an automatic credit with your bank should solve the problem. You can collect an automatic credit form from the office, or just bring them all together next time you come.

I have forgotten the phone number of another parishioner! Can I call the office to get their number?

Look in your parish directory first. If you do not have one, then try the White Pages. If that fails, call the office to request a copy of the parish directory. (The parish directory is only given out to registered members of COTS).

Where do I get keys to the church or hall?

Check you’ve booked the room first? Get in touch with the office.

How do I know what’s happening at COTS this minute, hour, day, week, month, year?

Check our online calendar here, it may not give you a minute by minute breakdown, but it should cover all of the main things you might be looking for. If you can’t find it on the calendar give the office a ring, they will be happy to help.