The Women’s Christian Convention is an annual Bible teaching event run in Christchurch. It is a wonderful place for fellowship and meeting women from all over Canterbury and beyond. Women of all ages are welcome to join us in exploring the truths in God’s written word, the Bible.

There is a bookstall with a great selection of topics, eftpos facility available. We enjoy good food and coffee, with supper, morning tea and lunch provided. We welcome mums with babies and provide a wonderful crèche room with relayed sound and one-way windows, so you can feel part of the event. If you are coming from out of town and would like to be billeted, please contact us on


Our lives are so busy today it is easy to get distracted. Has the routine of life begun to distract you from Jesus? Has tragedy left you wanting to believe something else? What is it that will keep us standing firm as Christians today? The book of Colossians tells us exactly – stand firm in Jesus. Come and be encouraged away from distraction and onto Jesus as Kara Gilbert takes us through this wonderful book.


Kara Gilbert is involved in ministry among women in Anglican Churches in Sydney. Her role includes teaching the Bible at women’s conferences and meeting with women to encourage them in their work in local churches.

Kara doesn’t have hobbies but loves spending time with friends with family. She tries to exercise and has a growing appreciation for gardening. Kara is married to Brett and their honeymoon was in the South Island of New Zealand.

Programme Info + Extra Seminar

Optional seminar Friday, 6 pm, Kara will talk on being single and being Christian. Bring your own takeaway

“Unlike marriage, singleness is something we will all experience in our lifetimes. This makes it an important issue to think through as Christians. Whatever season of life you are now in, join us as we talk about what it means to be a single Christian and how we can love and care for singles within our Church.”

Friday 19 September, 7:15pm, with supper

Saturday 20 September, 9:15am, two sessions, with morning tea and lunch.


La Vida Centre, 34a Hansons Lane, Riccarton, Christchurch, Christchurch

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There will be a crèche room for mums with babies, with relayed sound and one-way window so you can feel part of the event.

There is parking on site and in neighbouring streets. We suggest car pooling with friends or arriving early to secure a parking spot


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Prices: $35 when registered and paid by 31st August or $40 for any registrations after that date. For catering purposes registrations close 16 September.

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