Join a Small Group or Enjoy an Activity

Everyone can belong to one of our many small groups but there is no obligation to do so. These groups range across all sorts of activities – for example: the choir, social justice group, study group, play group, youth group, tennis club, fellowship or a social group. These groups nurture the friendships and pastoral care for which Highfield Road Uniting Church Canterbury is renowned.

Craft group

Whether you are crafty or not, our Tuesday morning or afternoon Craft groups are an welcoming opportunity to do some knitting, crocheting, patchwork, sewing or just sit and share some experiences. Fellowship and support are a focus of those who attend, and if you would like to learn to do a craft, or demonstrate your skills, this is your chance to do so.

First Tuesday of the month 2 – 4pm

Third Tuesday of the month 9.30 – 11.30

All are welcome to join us, just walk in the door and say hello.

For further information, please forward an email to

Craft group gathering

Play Group / Term Time -Thursdays          10am-11am

Our children’s pre-school playgroup meets on Thursday morning, in term time, in the church foyer. Playgroup begins with a craft activity, music and action songs. This is followed by a story, morning tea, free play with toys, blocks, playdough and books. Everyone is welcome. Cost – $3 per family.

Community Activities

Choir Rehearsals – Thursdays 8-9:30pm

A choir has been a feature of worship from our earliest days. The choir leads the singing from Together In Song and performs anthems, sung responses, chants and communion settings.  Singers of all ages who love to praise God in song are welcome to join this friendly group.  No experience is necessary.

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Study/Fellowship Groups

There is always more to learn about the faith. A number of small groups meet monthly for study and personal support. Bible study groups are also held at other times.

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Youth Group

This fun-loving, thoughtful group of young people meet regularly to enjoy spiritual and social activities.  They also attend services at other churches, and raise funds for a variety of causes.

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This women’s group meets monthly on Monday or Tuesday at 6.30pm for a ‘cheap and cheerful’ meal in a local restaurant. The Damsels share laughter and conversation and support each other. Another group of Senior Damsels also enjoys a monthly lunch at a local venue. All are welcome.

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Men’s Mumblers

This men’s group enjoys dinner, good fun and convivial conversation at a monthly gathering, which is held in a home or restaurant. There are no rules, other than to enjoy good discussion over a meal. A Christmas BBQ is an end of year highlight.

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Social Justice

Our congregation is active in mission in many ways, both personally and as a community.  For many years, we have coordinated recycling bins on behalf of UnitingCare and we support numerous projects and appeals.

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Breakfasts & Concerts

Breakfasts are held quarterly before Sunday worship. The wider community is invited to hear interesting speakers explore a variety of current issues.
Sunday afternoon concerts are another activity for the wider community to enjoy. Our musicians enjoy sharing their talents with performers from other organisations and the excellent acoustics in the church provide a perfect setting for these performances.
See Key Date for details

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Friday Evening Community Time

Bimonthly casual dinners are held in conjunction with an activity such as Trivia or Crazy Whist. These dinners alternate with movie evenings that explore a variety of themes which are relevant to daily life and faith.

See Key Events.

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Tennis Club

Tennis has provided a point of social contact at Highfield Rd for over 70 years. We have one court, which is enjoyed by many families that live in the local area. New players to the club are always welcome, either as full members or casual players. Richard Nixon T 0408996799 will be happy to provide further information.

Coaching by a tennis professional is also available on weekdays in term time  – for further  information please contact TopTenn Tennis T 98306618 

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