prayer groups

Receive support and community, strengthen friendship and build your faith by joining a parish prayer group.

Kaiapoi Men’s Prayer Group – 7.30pm Monday – St Patrick’s Kaiapoi Parish Lounge

Rangiora Men’s Prayer Group – 7.30pm Monday – Aaron 027 546 6378

Oxford Prayer Group – 1.30pm – 3pm Tuesday Fortnightly – Josie 03 312 4106

Legion of Mary – 10.45am Friday – Chervier Centre Rangiora – Claire 03 310 6845

Parish Rosary Group – 1.45pm Thursday – See newsletter for meeting place each week

Parish Mothers Rosary Group – 10am Wednesday during term time – Katie 021 058 8338

Wednesday Night Adoration – 7pm – 8pm – Chervier Centre Rangiora 

Fillipino Rosary Group – 7pm Saturday – Sandra 021 038 1700


From time to time St Peter Chanel Parish offers Catechesis courses in the parish centre or in parishioners homes. 

If you are interested in attending, hosting, facilitating, sponsoring or attending a series please let us know as the parish is in need to volunteers to assist with the ongoing Faith Education of our parishioners. There are many great Parish Education Courses available through the Ascension Press website.  

Becoming part of the OCIA (Order of Christian Initiation of Adults) team can be a faith enriching experience. Please contact the parish office if you are interested in supporting people through the OCIA programme.

YOUTH ministry

SPC Youth Group
Our Year 7-10 youth group meets weekly for games, talks and food. The SPC youth leader is Francesca Walker 022 065 4681. 

Youth Alpha
We have a special Alpha table just for youth from Year 9-13. If you are interested in joining the table please contact Carly at the parish office at

Christ the King Youth Group
Some of our Year 11+ youth travel weekly into Christchurch to the Christ the King youth group. They also attend the annual Life Teen and Antioch camps.

Catholic Youth Team
Visit the CYT Youth Team Website for more information about events and opportunities for Youth. You can also sign up to their mailing list.


St Vincent de Paul Rangiora – Colleen 03 313 6397 –

St Vincent de Paul Kaiapoi – Maryanne 03 327 5124 –

Legion of Mary Rangiora – Claire 03 310 6845 –

Home Visiting Group – Contact the Parish Office

The Church is the Body of Christ in this world, and each of us are members of it (1 Cor 2:27). As members of this Body, we truly are His hands, His feet and His eyes in our world. To be a Christian, then, is to be committed to action, to living out our faith through service to one another: Jesus said, “The Son of Man came not to be served, but to serve.” (Mark 10:45). We are Christians, we are the Church, we are the Body of Christ, not to be served but to serve and every member of our parish as something to offer towards the Mission of the Church.