Christchurch: Peace of Christ Community

Are you looking for somewhere to strengthen your Catholic faith in Christchurch?

The Peace of Christ Community meets every first Sunday (Community Meeting Day) and the third Tuesday (Bethany Day) of the month. Enquirers are generally invited to our informal Bethany Day gatherings in order to meet and mingle. When greater interest is ignited, after a period of about six months, they are then invited to join in the Sunday Community Meeting.  The map below shows where we regularly meet.    

We typically meet at the Carmelite Monastery in Halswell, Christchurch. New visitors are welcome but please contact us first by using the form below. Click on the map below for directions.

It is our commitment to develop communion with other communities especially across New Zealand and within Asia Pacific.

Annual Retreat

Each year we organise a silent retreat with a Carmelite theme which is open to the other OCDS Communities and to the wider Dioceses as a way of sharing our Carmel charism.

Carmel OCDS Retreat in Christchurch Nov24-26, 2023

We are thrilled to announce our upcoming annual Silent Retreat in Nov 24-26, titled "Advent with Carmel". This is a highly sought-after and treasured experience that is not to be missed. Take this golden opportunity to pause, reflect and reconnect with yourself and the meaningful things in your life.

We urge you to embrace this chance to immerse yourself in silence and stillness, and to truly appreciate the beauty of our surroundings. The retreat is designed to help you rejuvenate your soul and find peace within, no matter what challenges you may be facing.

Do not wait any longer, make the first step towards a more fulfilling and joyful life by enquiring about this transformative retreat today. A world of God and self-discovery awaits you!

Participants of the OCDS Peace of Christ Community Retreat 2022

Photo (above): Attendees of the Nov 2022 Annual Christchurch OCDS Retreat

Read our retreat reflections by clicking on the image above.

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