Who We Are

Vision statement 

We are a church family seeking to know Jesus and make Jesus known.  

As followers of Christ, our desire and prayer is for God’s good news to be reaching and changing lives in our city and building a people of all ages from many nations in Western Christchurch.  

Who is Jesus? 

This question is the most important you’ll ever consider. Some say Jesus was simply a good teacher but, while He was a good teacher, He is so much more than that. The Bible says that Jesus is God’s Son, the King of all creation, sent by God the Father into this world as a man to rescue humanity.  

Through His life, death and resurrection, Jesus has conquered sin – which separates us from God, and has also conquered death – offering eternal life freely to those who trust and follow Him as their Lord and Saviour. 

Jesus loves you more than you can imagine. His death on the cross for us is the ultimate expression of that extraordinary love. His death has broken down the barrier between us and God and His desire is to call us into relationship with Him, in order to reconcile us through Him to one another and to God.  

There is so much more to say and know about Jesus, but getting to know Him is easy, today we simply meet Him walking off the pages of the Bible. 

Why not come and join us as we seek to know Jesus better through listening to God’s Word. 

What kind of church is Redeemer Church?

We are a diverse mix of ordinary people who are amazed by the love of the Lord Jesus Christ. We meet together to hear God speak through the Bible, to praise God together in song, to pray to God who hears us, and to be encouraged to love and serve one another and our world.

We are an Anglican church affiliated with the the Church of Confessing Anglicans, Aotearoa New Zealand. More about the CCAANZ diocese can be found here.

As Anglicans, Scripture is our ultimate authority. Our doctrine is further detailed in the 39 Articles, the Book of Common Prayer, the Ordinal, and the Apostles, Nicene, and Athanasian creeds.  We also subscribe to the Jerusalem Declaration of 2008.

Our good God speaks his good word to this world: as we hear Him, and turn and follow Jesus, his ways prove to be good for us, both in this life, through the judgement and into God’s promised new creation. As such, the tradition of our church might be described as orthodox, reformed, Anglican and evangelical.

Our Minister: Mark Hood

Mark is passionate about the good news that Jesus Christ is for us, and that our best life is found in gladly obeying Him. Jesus shows Himself to us, walking off the pages of the Bible. He can be known, trusted and loved by anyone. He calls everyone to himself to ‘follow me’.

Mark trained at Ridley College in Melbourne and has spent the last couple of decades working to help younger and older people meet Jesus and follow him.

Mark has been married to his wife Pip for 20+ years and they have three young adult children.  Prior to serving as minister in Christchurch, Melbourne and Geelong, he worked in manufacturing and on the family sheep and cattle farm. He’s a fan of rugby, cycling and cricket. When he’s not dabbling in his vege garden, you might find him walking in the hills, biking on the trails, or gathering friends around a BBQ. 


Redeemer Church is an Anglican church, affiliated with the Church of Confessing Anglicans Aotearoa New Zealand. This network of churches seeks to glorify God by declaring the good news of Jesus Christ in Aotearoa.