The answer to many of our FAQs is to contact the office so here are the details you need:
email or phone 09 627 8779!
Click here for details. We hope you can make it to one.
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!
At 9am we have both traditional and modern music, prayers, questions of the day, readings, and a sermon, confession and communion followed by prayer ministry at the end of the service (opportunity to receive prayer).
At 11am we focus on getting to know the small group by sharing stories and general catch-up conversation, followed by a short talk and a discussion around the table.
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.
We welcome everyone into our services and they are intentionally intergenerational. We believe we can learn from each other at any age. There are tables for those that worship by being creative and anyone can use them. There are activities on the tables for all ages to use. We love it when all ages join in with the readings or get to know your neighbour through the questions.
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. Sometimes you need an extra layer due to the extra ventilation we need at present.
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. All our readings are also on the screen, we use NIRV.
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.
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.
Yes, we baptise adults. We usually have some baptism preparation to help you get ready for your special service. Contact the office for details.
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.
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.
Contact the office and they can give you details of the room availability and costs. We have reduced rates for charity and community group bookings.
Registrations usually open a few weeks before each programme. They are online on the website or contact the office for a form. The holiday programme is very popular and spaces fill up fast.
Excellent! The good news is that it’s really easy. Contact the office to find out what life groups are available.
Our sermons are all online, check either Facebook or Youtube for our services.
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 taxpayer we will give you a unique giving number, and a receipt at the end of the year so you can claim some back too.
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.
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).
Check you’ve booked the room first? Get in touch with the office.
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.