Worship Options

Religious contacts and worship  centres  in  Dunedin

Buddhist Contact :

Venerable  Dr  Maithree  Moorthi    maithreem@yahoo.com

Jewish  Contact :  


Muslim Contact :

Mohammed Rizwan   mohammed.rizwan@anatomy.otago.ac.nz

All Saints Anglican Church

786 Cumberland St, behind Selwyn College. We are a lively, inclusive, international, intergenerational congregation that seeks to live Christ’s gospel of love, justice and peace. Students are especially welcome. Students are involved at All Saints’ in music, liturgy, study groups & community service.  Our historic (1865) church is open everyday; please feel free to come in and pray or light a candle or for a bit of stillness. Whoever you are, wherever you are from, whatever your faith, you are welcome at All Saints’. We look forward to meeting you.


Come and join us for worship- our Sunday services are: 8am Eucharist/Mass, 10.30am Eucharist/High Mass and lunch, and 9pm contemplative service (with Taizé chants) and supper.
We have Morning Prayer at 8am each day (Saturday 8.30am) and Evening Prayer at 5.30pm most days. Mass in French 2nd Wednesday of the month 5.30pm, mass with prayers for healing 3rd Wednesday. Fridays 5.30pm meditation.


Father Michael Wallace Ph: 4778300  Email: vicar@allsaintsdn.org.nz
Vicar, All Saints' Anglican Parish   786 Cumberland Street, Dunedin 9016
Aotearoa/ New Zealand

Tel: +64 3 4778300
Fax: +64 3 4778304
Web: www.allsaintsdn.org.nz

Traditional Anglican Church

Contact  Bishop  Ian  Woodman  03  455516   021  419 012   E mail   holycatholic.nz@vodafone.co.nz

Assemblies of God: Nations Church

Service times: Sundays, 10am & 6pm services.

Service times: Sundays, 10am & 6pm services.


334 King Edward Street, South Dunedin.
Office: 03 455 1888

For transport ring the office between 9am – 1pm, Monday – Friday.

Arise Church

Service times: Sundays 5pm

Venue: Glenroy Auditorium in the Octagon

Contact: Office: 039291383    e  mail   dunedin@arisechurch.com



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Tel 64 3 477 3217
Email dunedin.bahais@clear.net.nz

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Baptist Church - (Community Baptist Church)

Independent, Evangelistic, KJV, Non-Charismatic

Web www.communitybaptist-nz.com


Sunday 10:30 am and 4:30 pm
Blind Foundation Hall, corner of Hillside Rd and Law St
South Dunedin
Wednesday 7:30 pm (at Pastor Rutta's home)

Transport available if required


Robert Rutta
Tel 64 3 456 2585
Email pastor@communitybaptist-nz.com

On campus contact

Iain Hewson
Email ihewson@cs.otago.ac.nz

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Baptist Church  (The Lighthouse)

We are committed to:


Sunday 10 am and 11 am
Wednesday 7:30 pm

222 Main South Rd, Green Island
Tel 64 3 488 6022


Gary Max
Tel 64 3 488 2019
Email gandcmax@xtra.co.nz

Dan Reddiex
Tel 64 3 453 4991
Email reddiex@xtra.co.nz

Brandon Max

Tel  64  3  488  4897

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The Blue Lagoon

NE Valley Presbyterian Church, Corner of North Road and James St.

A place you won’t be embarrassed to bring your friends to. Breakfast/café service in a historic church. We value life-changing community and spiritual growth.

’It’s church… but not as you know it!’- a café church you can invite your friends to; Small groups during the week. Meet from 9:30 Sundays for service & rolling breakfast.


Sundays from 9:30 am  for service and  rolling breakfast.


Tel 64 3 472 8844
Cameron Ph:022 0890654; sinclairs@snap.net.nz

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Buddhist -  Sri  Lankan


Ven Maithree  Moorthi

E mail   maithreem@yahoo.com

Buddhist - Dhargyey Buddhist Centre

22 Royal Terrace


Sunday 10am
Monday & Tuesday 7.30pm


Director Peter Small
Tel 64 3 477 8374
Email jampao@ihug.co.nz
Web http://www.dhargyey.org.nz

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Buddhist - Soka Gakkai International (SGINZ)

Dunedin Activity Centre
1st Floor
469 Moray Place

Web http://www.sgi.org or http://www.sginz.org

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Catholic Church/CathSOC

420 Great King St
Holy Name Parish

There are many ways to get involved and deepen your Catholic faith while at Otago. Cathsoc offers many ways to serve, pray, and form community all in order to know and love and serve Jesus.

Our mission is to grow into a deeper relationship with Jesus Christ through sharing and living our faith. CathSOC is a tertiary students organisation encompassing all the various Catholic tertiary groups.

Our aim is to encourage and give the opportunity to students at the tertiary level to be part of the Catholic community. We work closely with the Catholic university chaplains and welcome you to participate and get involve in the Catholic student side of life. It presents as a good opportunity to meet like-minded people, to grow in faith in a supportive environment and also to create a network of friends. All are welcome, Catholics and non-Catholics alike.


Mass at Holy Name
Sundays 10 am & 7 pm (student service)
Daily mass on Mondays to Saturdays at 8:30 am


Father Mark Chamberlain
Tel 027 220 7685

Amy Armstrong, Campus Ministry
Tel 64 3 479 5348  027  237  6319
Email cathsoc.dunedin@gmail.com
Web http://www.wiz.com/cathsoc/dunedin

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C3 CHURCH (Christian City Church)

22 Vogel St

A fresh and exciting new church who are seeing people saved, discipled and empowered to live their best life – we’d love to see you!’

C3 is a place for life development. Our aim is to maximize people’s potential and help them live their best life. Our vision is that the Church grows on the word of God, that men and women become disciples of Christ, and that they encounter the Presence of the Holy Spirit—they find LIFE! C3 is a global movement of churches purposing change in local communities globally. 22 Vogel Street, Queens Gardens.

Web http://www.c3dunedin.org.nz

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Box 5236
Tel 64 3 477 2296 or 64 3 477 7640

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Church of Christ Community (Christian Churches NZ)

Corner St. Andrew & Filleul St.


Relaxed Sunday worship 10 am
Friday evening drop-in (6:30 pm)


Minister Dave Brown
Email brown.church@xtra.co.nz
Tel  64 3 477 4848

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Church of Christ

Corner George St and Park St.

412 Christian Student Group.

We offer worship, Bible study, prayer groups, fellowship and fun activities to help each other be Jesus focused.

Grace oriented and love motivated. Pulpit Minister Welburn Hayhurst.


Sunday Bible Class at 10 am
Worship 11am and 6 pm
Wednesday lunchtime prayer meeting and 7 pm
Bible Study Friday 7pm The Attic – student activity, meal, devo and FUN!

Tel 64 3 477 8386
Email aaron@412.co.nz (Campus Minister Aaron Knotts)
Web http://www.dunedincofc.com

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Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints (Mormons)

17 Fenton Cres, St. Clair
Tel 64 3 455 3506

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Cornerstone International Bible Church

786 Cumberland St

As a family oriented church with an international flavour, we aim to support the Dunedin Christian community by providing a strong, relevant, expositional Bible teaching programme.

786A Cumberland St 10am at All Saints Hall. Cornerstone is a family church that enjoys the participation of international students. We provide high quality Bible teaching and encourage members to share the good news of Jesus Christ.
Sundays 5pm service for Japanese and Asian students followed by shared meal.

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10:00 am Sundays


Contact info: Ph: 472 8887
Web http://www.cornerstonecity.org.nz

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Dunedin City Baptist Church (DCBC)

2 Arthur Street, Otago Boys High School.

Sunday 9.45 am followed by shared meal for tertiary students and young adults. Then there are adventure activities! Once monthly there will be a SERVING SUNDAY. We will use the afternoon to be of help to people in need – 2-3 hours of getting our sleeves rolled up.

Each Thursday 6 pm - dinner at Alhambra Union Rugby Club, Great King Street (near campus) followed by devotions, communion, prayers and testimonies till 7.30 pm. At 7.45 pm on weeks 1 and 3 of the month there will be Bible teaching. On weeks 2 and 4 everyone will disperse to the homes of older established Christians from DCBC in various parts of the city.

DCBC provides a great place to encounter God. Our services have a relaxed and casual style and people are warm and friendly. Messages are interesting and relevant and the music is upbeat and contemporary. A service designed to help you to grow and to worship Jesus. The aim is to experience the love of God, to know the will of God. If you are up for more in the way of Christian discipleship, mentoring, community, and preparing for a life of service – and more, then check DCBC out.

At DCBC, we stress involvement and authenticity. We creatively discuss and engage Jesus, in all our diversity. We seek to connect deeply with church families, and the broken world around us. Gatherings: Sunday service, 10am @Otago Boys’ High, 2 Arthur Street; Thursday dinner, 6pm@The Hub, 71 Harrow Street.

Tel 64 3 477 2150 (DCBC Centre)
Email office@dcbc.co.nz
Web http://www.dcbc.co.nz

Read the DCBC Young Adults Handbook 2010 for details. This is available on our website: www.dcbc.co.nz.

Young Adults’ leaders

Contact Mike Bagge: 0273669506; mikeb@dcbc.co.nz

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Dunedin City New Life Church

48 Stafford St.

The Pastors and Elders of Dunedin City New Life Church welcome people of all ages to our church in the Exchange end of the city. Our church is a part of the New Life Stream and is a family church with a heart for worshiping our God. Our main service is 10 am on Sunday, with smaller services during the week.

Pastors: Mark and Josephine Billings.


Sundays, 10 am
Youth Fridays, 7 pm


Contact Karen at the office

Tel 64 3 474 9060
Email admin@dunedincitynewlife.org.nz
Web http://www.dunedincitynewlife.org.nz

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Elim Christian Centre

67 Harrow St.

Hey and welcome to Dunners! Even for a couple of years, make it home, it´s a great place to study, make friends, grow and LIVE!

We are an outreach-focused student ministry at Elim Christian Centre. We are: Students who love God, do Life together and bring Life to others. At Elim we get together for services where the music is us, the praise is inspiring, the worship is moving, the preaching is life-changing, and the power of God is present.

We have a network of small student groups deeply committed to each other, Christian living, loving, serving one another and connecting with unbelievers.

67 Harrow St. We are students who love God, do Life together and bring Life to others. We get together for services where the praise is inspiring, the worship is moving, the preaching is life-changing, and the power of God is present. International Service – Saturday 5pm. Family Service – Sunday 10 am. Night Church – Sunday 7 pm. Web: http://www.dunedin.elim.org.nz Email: reception@dunedin.elim.org.nz Ph: 477 5533 (Student Pastor – Dani McHardy)


International Service – Saturday 7 pm
Family Service – Sunday 10 am
Night Church – Sunday 7 pm


Email: reception@dunedin.elim.org.nz Ph: 477 5533  Student Pastor – Dani McHardy 

Web http://www.dunedin.elim.org.nz


Equippers  Church

Equipping people  for life  through faith in Jesus  Christ


Sunday 10am and 5pm
24 Union St, Dunedin

Contact :


E mail dunedin@equipperschurch.com

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First Presbyterian Church

Moray Place

Kia ora, Kia orana, Talofa and welcome. Join us for worship within one of NZ’s finest gothic churches. Visit our Heritage Centre.

In the heart of the city. 10am – classic Presbyterian service; 12noon – Cook Islands service; 2pm – Samoan service Visit the Heritage Centre 10.30-2.30 each weekday to find out more about Dunedin’s history.


10 am “Classic Presbyterian”
12 noon Cook Island Language
2 pm Samoan Language


Ministers: Rev Tokerau Joseph & Rev Ann Thomson. Ph 4777150 e.anne.thomson@gmail.com

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George St Church of Christ

Cn. George and Park St.

412 Christian Student Group.

We offer worship, Bible study, prayer groups, fellowship and fun activities to help each other be Jesus focused. Grace oriented and Love motivated

Website http://www.dunedincofc.com

Campus Minister Aaron Knotts
Email aaron@412.co.nz
Tel 477 8386


Sunday Bible Class at 10 am
Worship 11 am and 6 pm
Wednesday lunchtime prayer meeting and 7pm Bible Study
Friday 7pm – student activity, meal, devo and FUN!

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Grace Bible Church

2 Duke St.

Pastor Mark Smith.

At GBC we have a Passion for God and a Passion for People and would love to welcome you as a part of our church family. Ignite is the arm of GBC to serve, build and equip all students during your time at Otago, check out our website to see what’s happening.

Services 9am, 11am & 7pm

A church with a passion for God and a passion for people, we seek to encourage and build up students to impact the world for Jesus. Engage Otago meets 6pm Tuesday at 26 St David St for dinner and gospel equipping.

University Pastor: Josh Eyre



Tel 027 555 3766 (Josh Eyre)

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J Valli Ragupathy
Tel 64 3 466 7083 (home)
Tel 64 3 477 7412 (work)
Email valliragu@hotmail.com

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Knox Presbyterian Church

449 George St.

A worshiping and reconciling community centred on Jesus Christ where ALL are welcome. Contemporary theology, lively liturgical worship, stimulating preaching. Choir, special music services, Lunchtime Recitals.




10 am and 7 pm Sunday


Office/Minister: Ph 477 0229
Email: admin@knoxchurch.net

Web : www.knoxchurch.net

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Methodist Church

We are inclusive churches offering a warm welcome to all. Our motto is “Finding good in everyone, finding God in everyone”. Parish Superintendent Rev Siosifa Pole. Ph: 466 4600

Glenaven (Chambers St, North East Valley)


9:30 am  Mornington (Galloway Street)
11 am Glenaven (Chambers St, North East Valley)


Tel 64 3 466 4600  Rev  Siosifa  Pole
Email parish@dmm.org.nz
Web http://www.dunedinmethodist.org.nz

Korean Pastor John Lee woodfour2000@naver.com

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Tongan Methodist Fellowship

Queens Drive, St Kilda

We are inclusive churches offering a warm welcome to all. Our motto is ‘Finding good in everyone; finding God in everyone.



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Methodist Church (Dunedin Chinese congregation)


Sunday service 10:30 am
Friday Youth group meeting 7:30 pm


Email tzeeyang@yahoo.com (pastor King Tzee Yang)
Pastor King
Tel 021 1825868

Tang Kie Sing
Tel 64 3 454 5566

Michael Tio
Tel 64 3 473 6450

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Muslim Students Association and Otago Muslim Association

Al Huda Mosque/Dunedin Islamic Centre
21 Clyde Street
PO Box 6288
Tel 64 3 477 1838

Steve Ali-Akbar Johnston
Tel 021 0582195
Email steve_ali@slingshot.co.nz or musa_logistic@islam-online.net.

Opoho Presbyterian Church

Opoho Presbyterian is a multi-generational Church that is small enough to get
to know one another easily and big enough to be an effective and evolving
presence of Christ in the community. If you are looking to enrich your
spiritual understanding within a creative faith community that embraces
diversity, come up the hill and say “hello” at 10am on Sundays.


10am  Sundays  at 50 Signal Hill Rd
Minister: Margaret Garland Ph 03 3956129, 027 7572367


Email: marg.garland@gmail.com     http://opohochurch.org/

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Pacific  Islands  Presbyterian  Church

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162 North Rd.

Pacific Islanders’ Presbyterian Church. Our vision is to be a more welcoming church, to reveal Christ to everyone. We would like to offer a worshipful and prayerful place for people (especially Pacific Islanders) to worship and connect with God.


Combined Service (in the English Language) – 1st and 2nd Sunday of the month at 10:30 am.
Cook Island Service- 3rd, 4th and (5th) Sunday of the month at 9:30 am.
Samoan Service- 3rd, 4th and (5th) Sunday of the month at 11:30 am.
Young People’s Service (in the English Language)- 3rd Sunday of the month at 4:00 pm.


Rev. Nimarota Lale
Email lalenima@hotmail.com
Tel 64 3 454 2909

Mrs Keni Moeroa
Session Clerk
Email kenimoeroa@xtra.co.nz
Tel 64 3 454 4927

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Salvation Army Nitechurch (the original)

43 North Rd, North Dunedin

“Caring for community, practical worship, making space for God in the everyday”

Based at the gardens, we engage with God through doing community everyday by practically living & loving along side the great people of North East Valley & North Dunedin.

Another way we worship is on Sunday, 7pm at 43 North Road. Relaxed, fun and meaningful.

Nolan & Leanne Hill (student team leaders)
Tel 027 439 0922 or 64 3 473 0581 (work)
Email nolan_hill@nzf.salvationarmy.org

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Seventh Day Adventist Church

58 Stafford St.

Friendly & welcoming group of people.

Age range from little ones through students to older people.


Bible study Saturdays 9:30 am. Service Saturdays 11 am.
Weekly Prayer Meetings every Wednesday at 7:30 pm.


Pastor Kyle Richardson
Email KyleRichardson@adventist.org.nz
Web http://dunedin.adventist.org.nz

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Student Life – On the Journey!

We’re passionate about giving every student at least one chance to hear a simple message about Jesus in a relevant way. Come join us for the journey!

1 pm Wednesdays in the Union Hall (University of Otago)

President Cam Mackenzie
Tel 027 313 2869
Email otago@studentlife.org.nz
Web http://www.studentlife.org.nz

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Studentsoul is a café-style church for students committed to helping students find God and wholeness in all aspects of life while studying. We aim to grow great community and enjoy life together reaching out and serving God.


7:00 pm Sunday evenings during semesters.
George St School Hall, 989 George St


Presbyterian Ministers: Rev Helen Harray & Rev Richard Dawson.
Mob/text: 027 473 0042
Email hmharray@paradise.net.nz
Website http://www.studentsoul.church.net.nz

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St Mark’s Presbyterian Church

304 Pine Hill Rd.

A safe, friendly family church community. We value the cultural differences in our Pine Hill community and provide a year round ministry to Mums, Dads and children of all ages and backgrounds. We have a close connection with the schools in our community.


Sundays from 10:00 am


Ray McKendry (Minister)
Tel 021 205 5905
Email raymac_97@yahoo.com

Tricia Scott (Session Clerk)
Tel 64 3 473 8445

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St Matthews Anglican Church

30 Hope St. Revealing Jesus to the World. St Matts has long had a heart for students and hope we can help in your walk with God.


Sunday 10:00 am and 6:00 pm

Tel 64 3 477 8908 (Sarah)
Email office@stmattews.co.nz
Website http://www.stmatthews.co.nz

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St Paul’s Anglican Cathedral, Octagon


Weekly Services Tuesday – Friday
Sunday Services 8 am Eucharist, 10 am Choral Eucharist, 7 pm Choral Evensong.
Other Services – Celtic-Style Eucharist, Still Waters (Service of Healing), Te Hakari Tapu (The Eucharist in Māori)


Ven Dr Trevor James
Tel 64 3 477 2336
Email cathedral@stpauls.net.nz
Web http://www.stpauls.net.nz

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St Stephens/Leith Valley Presbyterian Church

257 Malvern St, Leith Valley, Dunedin 9010

We meet Sundays at 10 am at the George St Normal Primary School, 989 George St Dunedin. We are a church committed to growing great community both within the church and in the community at large.

Tel 64 3 467 9208
Email lvally@maxnet.co.nz
Web http://www.leithvalley.org.nz

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Valley Baptist Church

270 North Rd.

We are a friendly community church in the North end of the city. Everyone is welcome!


We have community Sunday services at 10:30 am


Tel 473 9413
Email office@valleybaptist.org.nz

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Campus Chaplains

Further information about the Campus Chaplains is available elsewhere on this website.


© Otago Tertiary Chaplains
Upper Room
University Union Building
Box 1436
University of Otago

Upstairs in the Student Centre Otago Polytechnic Harbour Terrace Dunedin

Email chaplains@otago.ac.nz