About the ownership of Archer
Archer is the family name used to describe the Trust and Companies
There is a Charitable Trust, referred to as the ‘Archer Trust’ and legally entitled the Archer Memorial Baptist Home Trust, that owns everything, and reports annually to the Canterbury/Westland Baptist Association.
All the trading businesses are established as separate Companies and are owned 100% by the Archer Trust. This minimises the risk and allows each Company to focus on providing the best service it can to its residents.
Our Charitable Status benefits you
The Archer Trust Companies are 100% locally-owned.
All our Companies have Charitable status. This means as surpluses are generated, they are returned to the benefit of everyone involved at Archer. There are no external shareholders where dividends have to be paid.
The ‘Archer family’ reap the rewards of these surpluses through improved and expanded services, and the range of facilities provided.
Archer has served our local community in Christchurch for over 60 years.
We are very proud of our ‘Archer’ family name. The Rev. Archer was a Baptist Minister, a three-term Mayor of Christchurch (1925-1931), and appointed a member of the Legislative Council (NZ’s Upper House of Government) in 1937.
He was well known for his strong Christian faith, an advocate for social justice, and caring for the elderly.
1955 saw the Rev. and Mrs J.K. Archer’s family home on Colombo St, Beckenham, transformed to become an affordable, safe, caring, Christian home for ‘gracious, elderly ladies’. This was the beginning of Archer.
Today, Archer aims to reflect these foundational values in all that it offers.
Archer has recently produced a Book on our First 50 years and these can be purchased from our Office.