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Freedom Trust

Would you like to get involved in some friendly, fun activities? We've got great community activities and services for all kinds of people! Mainly Music, Creative Sewing, Something Different, Cards & Games, Social English, Ukulele Club, Friendship Friday Community Lunch and more! You can find out more about these below.

Or do you need some practical support, someone to walk beside you in tough times, a listening ear, or some advice? We might be able to help you.

Do contact us, we'd love to hear from you.

We’re a local Christian organization partnering with children and adults to grow caring communities.

He ruruku kia whakamahiri i a tātou, tamariki mai, pakeke mai, e tū pakari ai hei hunga whai whakaaro i ngā hapori manaaki.


It’s thanks to our funders that we can support the community.  Our gratitude to the Christchurch City Council Papanui-Innes and Fendalton-Waimairi-Harewood Community Boards, Rata Foundation, COGS, the NZ Lottery Grants Board and the Maurice Carter Charitable Trust.

Get in touch

Damian Ardell

Community Worker
Phone: 352 4227
Email Damian

Community activities we run

Cards and Games

Held fortnightly on Thursdays, 1-4 pm at Papanui Baptist, 144 Sawyers Arms Rd. A friendly fun filled afternoon with delicious afternoon tea provided. Cost $3.00 per session.

Creative Sewing

Sewing & Patchwork Quilting for beginners to advanced. Fun, food and friendship. Sewing machines, equipment and some materials available. Tuition by experts.

Friendship Friday Community Lunch

Entertainment, laughter, socializing, helpful information and of course fantastic food! Monthly from 12pm to about 1:45pm. At 144 Sawyers Arms Rd.

Mainly Music

A fun interactive music session where a child and their parent or caregiver can enjoy movement, interaction and more. Caters for all babies and preschoolers up to school age.

Social English

For people learning English as a second language (ESOL). Join us for English speaking and listening study on practical everyday topics such as giving and receiving invitations, making appointments, returning goods and much more.

Something Different on Wednesday

Delicious morning tea and a variety of fun and creative activities! 10:30am to 12pm.

Ukulele Club

Would you like to have a great time playing the Ukulele? Tuition for beginners to advanced (beginners please contact us first, advanced can just come along).
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144 Sawyers Arms Road
Christchurch, New Zealand

+64 3 352 4227

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