The Kitchen Community. 2006-2009.


The Kitchen was a faith community in Christchurch, New Zealand which explored a variety of fresh expressions of church over three years. We were a network of people who shared our lives together as we journeyed and grew our faith in God, and attempted to heed the challenge of trying to rethink what it meant to be “church” and do “mission”.

After many changes and experiments over it’s life, The Kitchen learned the beauty, power and spiritually of good hospitality. We wound things up with no bad blood – no nasty split or bitter feelings. We think that’s something to be proud of.

So raise your glasses, praise God for the good times, and let the fresh expressions, good wine and great conversations continue!

Amen – we go in the name of Christ.


The Kitchen worked in partnership with the Anglican Diocese of Christchurch, which kept us honest and in touch with our spiritual roots. We’re proud to have played our own small part in spearheading innovation in kiwi ecclesiology and hope it will have benefited other faith communities too.



  1. Rachael Ayres Said:

    Watching this with interest as we ponder some of the same ideas in our own community.

  2. Takyn Said:

    As with Rachael, definately watching this with interest. Some great posts.

  3. 2restore Said:

    Keep writing. We’re reading – and interested.
    You’re now on my account.

    Blessings, from Johanna in Hamilton, NZ

  4. Derek Said:

    Are you guys still rethinking? Reme,mber what Descartes said.

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