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Archer Village

Archer Village

Thorrington Village

Thorrington Village

Linrose Village

Linrose Village

Maryville Courts

Maryville Courts
Central City

Independent-living apartments, cottages, and villas, with Archer Home & Thorrington Home providing residential rest-home, dementia care, and hospital care.

100% Non-Profit    |    Locally Owned For 65 Years

For inquiries, contact Sue (Sales Manager)
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Welcome to Archer

Living Life… Loving Life

Independent Living

Offering a choice of Independent living lifestyle choices throughout Christchurch City.

Rest Home & Hospital Care

Our Archer Home offers the choice of rest home and hospital level care.

Dementia Care

Our Thorrington Home offers the choice of rest home and dementia level care.

4 Boutique Retirement Villages in Christchurch

Archer Village

Archer Village

- In Beckenham
- One and two bedroom Cottages/Villas
- Archer Leisure Centre
- Rest home & Hospital Care

Thorrington Village in bloom

Thorrington Village

- In the 'Beckenham loop'
- One and two bedroom Villas
- Homely Community Centre
- Residential Care onsite

Linrose Village

Linrose Village

- In Linwood
- Two bedroom Villas, with garage
- Community Centre
- Priority access to Care Homes


Maryville Courts

- Inner Christchurch city living
- Two bedroom Villas and Apartments
- Community Centre
- Priority access to Care Homes

Archer Home main entrance


In Beckenham, offering:

  • Short term (respite) support care
  • Rest home support care
  • Hospital support care
  • An option of Premium and Standard rooms is available. Please note a daily surcharge applies for Premium rooms.
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Thorrington Home main entrance


Located on Birdwood Ave, Thorrington / Beckenham, offering:

  • Short term (respite) support care
  • Rest home support care with Standard rooms
  • Rest home support care in Care Suites
  • Dementia care with Standard and Premium rooms
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What Archer Group Offers

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1. Boutique and Personal

Smaller and personable, making it easy to develop new friendships.

2. 'living life…loving life'

Life is to be enjoyed! Archer Group offers an extensive range of social options, special events, day trips and even a Villages annual ‘family holiday’.

3. Special Character

The Christian faith is one of Archer Groups defining characteristics. We acknowledge we are all at different stages of our spiritual journey and welcome and respect people for wherever they are at on this journey. Our Chaplaincy services are offered across our sites to everyone, as well as the services and special events like Easter, ANZAC and Carols they organise.

4. Continuum of Care options

Archer Group offers a continuum of living options from independent-living, to wellness clinics, to short-term convalescing care such as respite and then fulltime residential care.  Our Home care includes rest home, hospital and dementia care services.

5. Care-Partnership model of Care

The ‘Care-Partnership’ model approach to residential care is internationally researched focusing on a resident-centred support model for care. We aim to create a home not a hospital setting for Care services.

6. Quality Assurance

Archer Group achieves the maximum Audit quality status under the Retirement Village Auditing regime; attains very high Certification status for its Homes by the Ministry of Health regulatory standards; receive ‘clean’ financial audited accounts annually; achieve the Food Safety Control annual audit; and benchmark internal clinical performances with over 70-organisations NZ-wide monthly. Providing quality of care and services to all our residents is very important to us.

7. Archer Leisure Centre

Residents from across our sites have access to this Centre with its café-styled lounge, auditorium for events and movies, library, gym, and indoor heated pool and spa.

8. Locally owned

We are Christchurch based, locally owned, and love supporting our community

9. Surpluses Reinvested

As a charitable organisation no dividends are paid to shareholders or overseas investors. We donate funds every year to Christian and community projects from any surpluses generated.

10. The People’s Winner

The nationally acclaimed Aged-Advisor People’s feedback service is like Trip Advisor.  Archer Group’s villages and homes have been voted by residents, families, and friends as either a Finalist and/or the Winner in the Boutique Home and Village categories for the South Island every year since the Awards inception in 2015!

Heartwarming and life-changing stories

Read what people are saying about Archer:

Thank You

``Thank you from our hearts for making life for our Dad a true testimony of 'living life, loving life'! Dad absolutely LOVED his new home at Archer. He spoke of the chaplains, and their wonderful care, of the friendly staff, and wonderful new friends he had made. He even admitted he'd wished he moved sooner!``

Resident's Daughter

Thank You

``Oh I enjoyed my own packet of fish and chips yesterday, just yummy. The fish was lovely, but I do know one person who didn’t like it!``



``I am grateful for all your loving support not only to me but to my family. They have all expressed their thanks for your loving care and the feeling of a warm community spirit…``


Fantastic Job

``I have just returned from visiting M. and found her to be in good spirits and enjoying her new environment. She certainly showed some spark when I walked into her room… Archer is doing a fantastic job caring for our elderly folk…``


Latest News

Read about what our residents have been doing:

Wellbeing Team and Chaplain support

Battling the Isolation Blues

Being in lockdown and isolation isn’t fun. While our caregivers are doing an amazing job looking after our residents, our Wellbeing Team and […]

Nola the Therapy Dog Visits

Thorrington has a pet therapy dog called Nola who came to visit recently. Nola was a delight, enjoyed the attention and was very […]

Archer Tours - Sumner Beach outing

Sumner Beach Outing

It’s hard to imagine this today but some of our Thorrington residents enjoyed an outing to Sumner Beach recently, where they enjoyed walking […]

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