Our Special Character/Vision

Our Special Character/Vision

Our Special Character

Archer has a strong commitment to the Christian Faith. We aim to uphold those values of unconditional love and care, but welcome people from all walks of life.

Archer has been known for having a Christian approach to everything it does, and we encourage people to explore their own faith journey.

At Archer the Christian faith is openly expressed and people can meet and talk with others about their faith.

Partnerships with local churches and groups are valued and they contribute to the daily spiritual life of residents over our various sites.

Today we see ourselves as interdenominational but retain a special relationship with the Baptist Association of Canterbury and Westland.

Embracing Faith

Archer was founded with a Christian belief and set of values, but we welcome everyone from all walks of life.

At Archer we provide opportunities for people to explore faith and what it means to them, to discuss and consider the Christian faith, and make their own decisions from that.

We employ Chaplains who are involved in weekly life on our Archer sites. Our Chaplains are happy to meet with people as needed.

Our Vision

‘living life…loving life’
Describes Archer’s vision and we describe its key elements below with the acronym ‘LIFE’


Loving life – enriching lives

Enriching our residents’ lives through engaging them in their passions and interests, and incorporating the Care Partnership model as a framework to achieve this.


Investment – ensuring affordability

Aiming to make your lifestyle at Archer affordable and good value.


Faith – embracing faith

Offering all people involved at Archer the opportunity to explore, discuss, and consider embracing the Christian faith.


Exciting – encouraging adventures

Helping residents to relive past adventures again and experiencing new adventures today.

Living and Loving Life

2021 Aged Advisor Awards

2021 Winner

Archer Village has won Aged Advisor's 2021 Award for Best boutique retirement/lifestyle village [South Island]. Thank you to all the people who voted!

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