Following our update on 31 July 2023, this is an update on the successful sale of the properties.

For some years, our theological and pastoral leadership training college, Carey Baptist College, has been exploring how it might invest or develop its campus at 473/475 Great South Road, Penrose (Auckland). The primary objective is to generate significant new income streams to support the ongoing work of Carey in training leaders for our faith communities. Over time, it has become apparent that the best course of action is to sell the current campus and move to another site.

We can now confirm that the campus and offices at 473 and 475 Great South Road have been sold. The process was a competitive one with a number of offers made on the property. After negotiation, the offer that was accepted was from the City Impact Church – this will become the new site of their Central/Southern campus. They will occupy the neighbouring site, and eventually the college site, within the next two years. We will be remaining on the site for up to two years, giving us ample opportunity to identify a new site and complete any fit-out that might be required.

The current site of Carey was formally opened in June 1994 after moving from Victoria Avenue, Remuera, where the college had been located since 1954. This next step marks the beginning of another chapter in the unfolding story of our college and our commitment to ministry training and formation. If the history of this story interests you, you can read about it in An unfolding story: a history of Carey Baptist College, by Martin Sutherland and Laurie Guy (2014), available for purchase online

A relocation and investment project of this size could be enhanced with financial support from within the Baptist family of churches. If you would like to explore how you might invest or contribute, or if you have any questions about this project, please email Chris Berry: [email protected] or phone +64 9 525 4017.

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