Services for Holy Week including Easter for most parishes and churches in our Diocese are available here: Easter Services 2021 (522 downloads )

The document starts in North Canterbury, then Christchurch, Mid Canterbury and lastly, South Canterbury.


Please Note: Easter Day is when Daylight Saving Ends—remember to put your clocks back 1 hour




A Prayer for Easter

Glorious Lord of Life,
we praise you,
that by the mighty resurrection of your Son,
you have delivered us from sin and death
and made your whole creation new;
grant that we who celebrate with joy
Christ’s rising from the dead,
may be raised from the death of sin
to the life of righteousness;
for he lives and reigns with you and the Holy Spirit,
one God for ever.

(From the ANZ Prayer Book)