At 11.59 pm on Monday 27 April,

Aotearoa - New Zealand moved to National Alert Level 3

in response to the COVID-19 global pandemic.

What does this mean for our WMCNZ whānau and churches?

As a movement, we have an opportunity to model what it means to love our neighbours in a radical way in the days and weeks ahead.


​It starts by staying at home and maintaining full compliance with the Government’s directives. 

Love looks like keeping your family, friends, neighbours and church members safe.


Church services and events are not permitted at any size. Online or household services can continue. All other community services that involve face-to-face contact must take place online or in another way.

What will Alert Level 3 look like for our WMCNZ whānau and churches?

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New Zealand is now at Alert Level 3. 


The purpose of Alert Level 3 is to Restrict the spread of the COVID-19 disease in circumstances where the risk of community transmission remains high.  It has been described as a “recovery room” where we as a country assess our progress in eliminating COVID-19.


The principle remains to act in the direction of Loving Our Neighbours and to limit contact unless it is absolutely necessary.

WMCNZ has prepared some preliminary guidelines to help our churches understand what being at Alert Level 3 looks like for our whānau & churches.

Alert Level 3

Guidelines for

Local Churches

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WMCNZ Church Services Online

Though our buildings and meeting places may have been locked, the church - the people of God are still open. The author of life is still writing a story of hope in our hearts, in the church and in our nation.

The way we connect over the coming days and weeks might change, but we are still connected. We are still one body, of many parts, magnificently woven together.

A number of our churches are offering online services which you can access by clicking on the link below.

If you have questions or need more information about the Level 3 Alert and what this means for you then please visit the official NZ Government COVID-19 page by clicking on the image to the right. 

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If you need help or assistance managing your local church's response to the COVID -19 pandemic please contact:

Rev Peter Benzie 

(WMCNZ National Secretary)

Ph:   027 243 9363

National Resource Centre

219 Burswood Dr


Auckland 2013

T: 09 271 6460


PO Box 82363

Highland Park

Auckland 2143

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