Topic: South West Baptist Church, Halswell

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Formed by a merger of Spreydon Baptist & Halswell Baptist in 2013.

South West Baptist Church, 6 Balcairn Street, 30 August 2015 #P1000216 Located at 6 Balcairn Street, Oaklands,  8025

During the late 1970’s the Spreydon Baptist Church had a vision for growing churches in other areas. In 1979 there was a home group of the church in the Halswell area which was led by Jim McLean. Later the ‘Acorn’ shop was established in Nottingham Ave to sell books and crafts and provide a drop-in centre for people.

In 1980 the first service was held at Oaklands school with 25 people. It was the first daughter church from Spreydon. During the 1980’s this daughter church grew and land was found on Balcairn St, the Fraemoh’s building was built on the site. By 1987 the Sunday school, Craft group and crèche were all growing and the church decided to build a Sunday school building.

Late in 2011, Spreydon Baptist began talking with Halswell Baptist about a shared concern for South West Christchurch.
In November 2012, the Spreydon Elders invited the Halswell Baptist church membership to join the membership at Spreydon. This was followed by a meeting of the members of the Halswell Baptist Church who voted to close the church and then merge with Spreydon Baptist Church under a new name, South West Baptist Church.

The building at the Halswell Site continues to be used for a variety of activities in the local community.

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