Halswell Men’s Shed

Halswell Menzshed demonstrating their creativity

Halswell Menzshed at the market

MENZSHED NZ Status: Member

Status:  Open.

Times: We are open every day except Sunday 9am to 12.30pm. Wednesdays 1.30- 4pm.  

Ladies welcome Wednesday evenings ($5).
All new-comers need to ask for the duty supervisor. Lunch is available from the hospital kitchen if ordered prior to 9.30am on the day.

Address:  Saint John of God grounds, Nash Road, Aidanfield, Halswell, Christchurch

Contact:  Roger Spicer; roger.s@xtra.co.nz, 027 229 1928

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Making something helps

A bloke needs a reason to get up in the morning despite limitations! The creative urge is in all of us since we are made in the image of God who created us. Just creating something puts a a smile on the face (and others).

Halswell Shed VALUE 3. ‘ Our creativity is God given and and we will explore ways to be creative for ourselves and others.

Sheddies in Ashburton. The Ashburton Aviation, Lynn Woodwork and The Plains museums

The whole day was great, a real eye-opener as to what these smaller communities are doing with memorabilia and local history. I am sure the guys will be going back for another look.

Helping others

We all need help sometimes. Learning new skills for the first time can be daunting. It’s even more daunting when what able -bodied people take for granted is taken away suddenly. Helping others out at the Shed is what its all about at the Halswell Menzshed.

A FLOOR CHAIR for a disabled primary school child is our latest effort. Integrating into the main-stream means they will be able to sit up on the mat with the rest of the kids. OR Try painting a chair without sight sometime or use a screw-driver with one hand! (Luke 4 v18-19).

Sharing our skills

There is quite a bit going on at the Halswell Shed at the moment. Its all getting done well and quickly because we are helping each other out. Take a look!

Have a look at the article written about our Shed by clicking here.

Inside the new extension, existing shed in background



One of our highlights each week is to work with people who struggle to express their creative side due to a disability.

One of our highlights each week is to work with people who struggle to express their creative side due to a disability.


The invitation said "come for lunch"!

The invitation said “come for lunch”!


The shed gets the thumbs up.

The shed gets the thumbs up.