Something to Ponder

quotes from C. S. Lewis (1898-1963)

author of The Chronicles of Narnia,

Christian philosopher.

“If we find ourselves with a desire that nothing in this world can satisfy, the most probable explanation is that we were made for another world."

“I believe in Christianity as I believe that the sun has risen: not only because I see it, but because by it I see everything else.

The Christian does not think God will love us because we are good, but that God will make us good because He loves us.”

“If the whole universe has no meaning, we should never have found out that it has no meaning: just as, if there were no light in the universe and therefore no creatures with eyes, we should never know it was dark. Dark would be without meaning.” 

Like us,  at some point in life, you probably have also wondered: 

'Is there more to life than what I'm experiencing now?' 

We believe you'll find satisfying answers to this and other big life questions in Christian faith.

The Christian faith is not a religious system, rather it's about knowing, trusting and loving the living God of grace and truth who always takes the initiative to reach out to us in ordinary and surprising ways.

Christians believe that the living God - his own nature and his desire and purpose for us - is most clearly revealed to us in the person of Jesus Christ - God in human flesh - through who he is, what he has done, and what he continues to do for humanity and the whole world!

The Christian life, therefore, is a grateful, peaceful, love-filled response to God's initiating and transforming grace.

Alpha Course

It is a profoundly engaging course in a safe, friendly, any-question-goes setting to explore the Christian faith. 

Hundreds of thousands of people around the world have found answers to their questions about life, Christianity and purpose through it.

You can find an Alpha Course near you here.

Like starting out on any new job or venture, it makes a huge difference if we surround ourselves with experienced guides and wise mentors who can accompany us for the way forward. That's why finding and settling in a Christian community is so important.

We hope you'll find St Margaret's a place of belonging, hospitality and spiritual vitality, where you can explore and grow in your faith at your own pace. 

But if it doesn't suit you, no worries! Here are some other churches in Christchurch you may like to check out:

Hope Presbyterian Church 

Kiwi Church

Grace Presbyterian Christchurch 

Southwest Baptist Church

Oxford Terrace Baptist Church

Cornerstone Church

Latimer Church

St Timothy's Anglican Church

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