Tertiary Chaplaincy

Covers the institutions of University of Canterbury, Lincoln University, University of Canterbury College of Education, Christchurch Polytechnic

Our mission is to touch the hearts and minds of students in Christchurch, at the most critical moment in their lives, and bring them to Faith, Hope, and Love in the person of Jesus Christ.

For those studying or working at Canterbury University based at Kolbe House - the centre for the University's Catholic community.   Activities include BBQ's, big breakfasts, get-togethers, movie nights, guest speakers and an annual retreat all on offer at Kolbe House along with daily Mass in the Rochester and Rutherford Hall Chapel and Sunday Mass at St Teresa's Parish.  

The timetable for Mass during term time is as follows:

Mass is held at St Teresa's Parish, 7pm with student get together after Mass

Tuesday – Friday:
Held at Rochester and Rutherford Hall, 77 Ilam Road
10.30am     Eucharistic Adoration
11.00am     Mass


Rev Michael-Therese Scheerger CSJ


03-348 8882


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Physical Address:

Kolbe House
5 Rountree Street
Christchurch 8041
New Zealand