Projects Overview

Sumner Bays Union Trust operates and supports a range of projects around the communities of Sumner and Redcliffs as well as further afield through the Bays Area Seniors’ Project (Taylors Mistake to Heathcote Valley) and the Bays & Beyond Learning Exchange (geographic scope broadly the Bays Area but can and does include anywhere in Christchurch/Banks Peninsula) and is part of the Linwood College Community Partnership group.

Coffee & Conversation runs on Friday mornings at 10.30 am except for the 1st Friday of the month and public holidays. Come and join our friendly group of locals at the Uniting Church hall, Augusta Street, Redcliffs. 

Tea & Talk runs Mondays upstairs in the Matuku Takotako: Sumner Centre, corner of Nayland Street and Wakefield Avenue, Sumner. There is lift access. 

Our Older Persons’ project features our Older Persons’ Worker Maree McGovern. She can be contacted on 027 327 4493 or via email on . Maree is a registered social worker. Maree arranges support for seniors and runs regular outings and movie afternoons.

We lead the Bays Area Seniors’ Project.

 Sumner-van Asch Community Garden page. The community garden is located at van Asch Deaf Education Centre off Truro Street, Sumner. 

The Sumner Food Forest is located on the grounds of the van Asch Deaf Education Centre off Heberden Avenue. 

Contact Kathryn Newbery for further details:  027 6766100

Loopy Tunes
Our music & movement programme for preschool children runs during school term times. It costs $2 per child and all children between 0 and 5 years of age are welcome with a parent or caregiver. Siu Williams-Lemi is our tutor.

Sumner: Puoro-raki (upstairs at Wakefield Ave end of hall), Matuku Takotako: Sumner Centre, 9.30 am, Tuesdays.
Uniting Church hall, Augusta Street,10.30 am, Tuesdays

Happy Hour
Come and enjoy good company and refreshments. First Friday of the month, 4 – 6pm at the Port Hills Uniting Parish Church hall at 4 Augusta Street, Redcliffs. Everyone welcome. A partnership between Sumner Bays Union Trust & the Port Hills Uniting Parish.

Sumner Silver Band
Meets every Thursday evening in the Redcliffs Mt Pleasant  Bowling Club. It welcomes brass instrumentalists of all ages. It is conducted by Ray Blampied  & performs at a variety of events. Local people are welcome to attend  our rehearsals. Contact: Peter Croft (03) 384-9534


Sumner-Redcliffs Community Carols is held on the second Thursday evening in December at an outdoor site in Sumner. It was last held in the Sumner Village Mall carpark. 

Bays & Beyond Learning Exchange

A platform for hosting & attending learning events in our own communities