Special Notice: Due to the current health crisis Ashburton U.C. will not be holding worship services or other activities on church property, in line with latest govt directives. 

The Australian Government Dept of Health has decided places of worship are restricted from opening in response to the Covid-19 (Corona) Virus situation. Therefore, we will not be holding Sunday services until the restriction is lifted. We will continue to monitor the situation and communicate next steps.

If you need any pastoral assistance in any way during this crisis, please email Rev Lavingi on lavingitupou@yahoo.com or call her on 0408 898 216. This is a time when it is good to stay in touch and we’d love to hear if there’s any support we can offer you.

Lent and Easter at Ashy UC


Spending Easter at Home? – Let’s do it together with a box prepared, filled and delivered in Christ for you. Ashy church leaders would like to give everyone a chance to worship, pray, read, create and and be thoughtful about how important Jesus in Easter is to us.

A shoebox-sized delivery appropriate to your household will be on your doorstep in about a week so we have the opportunity to consider and celebrate together. Be assured it will be prepared in a clean and safe manner. If you’re young at heart, look out for Ralph on the Ashburton Uniting Church web page and Facebook page! Please get in touch if you have questions or would like to order one.

Please refer to our worship page for alternatives, options and updates as we continue to witness to our Lord’s grace and love and faithfulness.

Ashburton Uniting Church has a membership of about 100 people, with a wide range of ages, stages, and backgrounds. We are guided by our mission statement which says:

 Jesus calls us to enjoy God’s grace, Grow in discipleship together, and Join Him in His Mission to the world.

(Usually) We enjoy meeting with each other and sharing worship, morning teas and lunches. Many of us are involved in study groups, and we seek to be a positive presence in the community around us.  Our main services of worship are on Sunday mornings at 10.00. (When the crisis is over!) Please come along and join us – visitors, explorers, and new members are welcome!

Our next Messy Church: TBA.

Messy Church: A different way of worshipping God.

Please come along! Contact us if you’d like to know more!!! Messy Church is held on the fourth Sunday of each month (excluding school holidays), from 5.00 to 7.00pm. It includes creative activities, brought together for a short time of informal worship, followed by a simple meal for everyone to share. All activities are “family friendly”, for all ages to join in.

Do call in to meet, chat, worship and learn together with us!

Header Image: Advent Banner created by M Donnelly & K Shanks 1999