Christchurch City Mission

The City Mission exists to support, care and advocate for those who are less well off in our community, treating them with dignity and resp


Walk through the doors into our reception on Hereford Street, and you’ve walked straight into the beating heart of the City Mission. This is where we hear people share their stories with one another, we hear laughter, we hear frustration, we see their tears and uncertainties, and we see hope. We watch smiles grow across people’s faces, and shoulders drop, as they find relief and respite from the world around them. They’re not alone, because we walk alongside them.

Last year the Christchurch City Mission transformed the lives of almost 30,000 people across Canterbury. These lives were transformed through the range of services the Christchurch City Mission offers.

As a social service agency, we work in moments of crisis as well as in preventative ways to address underlying challenges. We support, care, and advocate for those who are at society’s edge through social and economic factors. We offer shelter and refuge to those who need it most and help those who are at risk through substance issues, mental health issues, unemployment, homelessness, family breakdown, and/or abuse.

We have the immense privilege of being part of someone’s journey as they rediscover hope and find brightness in the future.

More about us

The Christchurch City Mission runs 13 services including the Back to School programme, emergency foodbank, separate men's and women's emergency night shelters, addiction counselling, men's and women's day programmes, short and long term social work support and advocacy, budgeting advice, a medical clinic.

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Hamish 11 hours ago    Ben's hair finally gone!
Alastair 19 hours ago    Ben's hair finally gone!
Well done Ben Sue & Ali
Ian 7 days ago    Ben's hair finally gone!
I'll make no comment about the quantum (nor colour) of hair to be removed... Good work, Ben - I'll look forward to catching up over a beer with your bowling ball head. The real question is: will it stay shaved???
Wags and Rochelle
Wags and Rochelle on 20 Jul 2021    Ben's hair finally gone!
Well done Ben!! A great cause Wags and Rochelle
Jules and Keith
Jules and Keith on 19 Jul 2021    Ben's hair finally gone!
Great job 💇‍♂️hope Sam gets to do the honors

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