Our first Alpha session held on Thursday (31 August) evening went well. We are still open for signups.  Come along – bring a friend – bring many friends! There’s no obligation to continue if you decide it’s not for you.

Click here to find out more!

Can you help?
We’re looking for a little bit of help to ensure the smooth running of Alpha. In particular, are you able to help with a bit of catering? We’re going for a light touch this year, so plan on only three dinners, with dessert for the rest of the evenings. There will be a clipboard at service this Sunday if you can volunteer or please email the office – the more we get the less we each have to do!
Please Pray For The Team
Please keep the team in prayer as they prepare and run the session. Pray for the attendees that they will have an open heart to the gospel.


The Collective

This Friday we are going to Bowlarama for a lift let Ben know and meet at Te Whare o mere at 6pm or meet the Youth group at 6:30PM at 52 Hall Street, Newtown, Wellington 6021




Jenny Mawson


It is with sorrow we let you know that our dear friend Jenny Mawson is now with our loving Father in heaven. The Thanksgiving Service for Jenny’s life will be held at St Mary’s Church at 10.30am Monday 11th September. Our deep condolences to Jenny’s family, please hold them in your prayers.


Help Needed

We are expecting a large number of people to gather for Jenny’s Thanksgiving Service on Monday. If you are able to, please stay behind after the 10.30am service to help prepare the church for this service on Monday morning. We will need chairs to be arranged in the church and the Kowhai room and a quick clean up of the floor and foyer.








On our Patronal Fesitval  Gregor Coster spoke to the congregation about the opportunities to support the work of Karori Anglican financially.  Specifically, we have a loan to service (that enabled the building works to be completed) as well as the opportunity to fund our Youth Minister.  If you would like to give to a specific thing – building, youth salary, vicarage refurbishment, then please just put that in your online banking reference.  You can also email and let Jasmine (our accounts administrator) know.

There is also the option to make a bequest to Karori Anglican in your will. Gregor’s slides can be viewed here : Patronal Sunday 13 August 23

We need your continued financial support for the operation of the Parish, including Te Korōria.  If you were previously giving to the building of Te Korōria (and have now completed your pledge) Thanks so much!  Please prayerfully consider continuing that level of support. We are very thankful to the many generous givers in our Karori Anglican community.

If you need further information on how to give, a giving number or information on how to set up a bequest, please contact

Financial Support Opportunities









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Join us at New Wine 2024  – Early Bird Discount till 30 November 2023

New Wine Festival is a 5 day all-age celebration; people from all across Aotearoa gather together in the presence of God and engage in worship, teaching and ministry within age specific sessions. Its the best sort of holiday when both parents and kids can enjoy their own sessions, but get family fun games, meals, movies all together through out the festival.
The rhythm is morning and evening sessions surrounded by all sorts of fun like silent disco’s, wine tasting, treasure hunts, all age competitions, bake-offs, swimming and workshops. Whether camping, glamping, staying off-site, or just visiting for the day there are excellent kitchen, toilet and shower facilities on a beautiful site that makes for a wonderful community experience to
enrich your summer and start your year right!

New Wine Masterton commences on Thursday, 18 January 2024 at 12pm and finishes at 1.30pm on Monday, 22 January 2024.

7.00am Early morning exercise
9.00am  Morning sessions in zones (until 12.15pm with morning tea in between)
Afternoon relax, have a siesta, festival fun activities, go for a swim in the pool or grab a coffee at the cafe
2pm Workshops (until 3.15pm)
3:30pm Workshops (until 4.45pm)
6.30pm Evening session in zones (until 8.30pm)
8.45pm Evening entertainment, movies, festival fun activities

Want some down time outside of the programme? Enjoy a host of enticing offerings including fun all ages activities each afternoon, chilling on site, swimming in the pool, sports afternoons, local playgrounds, and the stunning Wairarapa region.



Counselling Available


Rochelle is doing very well however could do with some more hours for her course work.  Please promote her services – she is excellent.  Just email to book.
Sarah Richards is also available, please email to book.

Counselling times are available between 8.00am – 5.00pm Fridays with Rochelle or Wednesdays with Sarah.







SMASH is now taking enrolments for the September to October School Holiday programme. Our exciting programme has themed and age appropriate activities to keep children engaged every day. We also have access to the Soft Play Centre in Te Kororia on Mondays and Tuesdays! 

Sign up here on the SMASH website:











8 Things to add to your morning tea | Times of India

Help Needed

We need more people to help prepare and serve morning tea for both our service and stay behind to cleanup too. If you can help, please let Andrew know.





Joy Cowley Quiet Day

You are invited to a Quiet Day at St James Anglican Church. Please email Maureen Lamb to register.

Rachel Turner in Wellington

Message from Gendy Thomson,  Archdeacon for Mission and Ministry

Hello clergy and Godly admin folk!
I wanted to bring to your attention, for advertising in your mission units and for yourselves, the upcoming opportunity for learning for parents, church leaders and anyone interested in family discipleship and supporting parents to disciple their kids.  Rachel Turner will be in Wellington 17th and 18th September, held at our own St Johns, in Johnsonville Wellington.  The Sunday evening session if especially for Parents; the ‘Day with Rachel Turner’ is more especially for church leadership.  PLEASE consider this being on your agenda, learning how to disciple our parents so they can disciple our children.
Attached are the details from Scripture Union.”



Fundraising Concert for the Wellington City Mission – Sunday, 17 Sep, 2pm

Wellington City Mission

On Sunday 17 September 2023 at 2 p.m. Roy Tankersley (harpsichord) and Mark Whitfield (organ) will give a recital at St Pauls Lutheran Church, 12-King Street, Mt Cook, to support the Wellington City Mission’s major new building development: Whakamaru (to shelter and protect) which the Mission hopes will reshape the way it cares for our city.

The programme features works by seven composers, including Francois Couperin, George F. Händel, Johann S. Bach from the Baroque period as well as a recent one by James Woodman. Most will be played on organ and harpsichord in unison. During the interval, the Assistant City Missioner, Mr. Paul Weaver, will give a talk.

Light refreshments will be served after the concert.

Entry will be by koha; $20 per person is suggested.

Please note that parking is available at Massey University ($1 per hour) at 18 King Street (take the ramp off King Street).


Accommodation needed

Andrew Tipping (who grew up in Karori) and his wife and two young children are needing somewhere to stay in Wellington from February 6 – 23 next year, during their visit from London. Would anyone have a house or flat etc that they could lend them for any of this period?

Please contact his parents Simon and Rachel on if you might be able to help. Thank you.




The rosters for September and October can be found here. Please note that this document is accurate as at the publication of this Newsletter. The actual roster will continue to change as people request changes.



Sabbatical Leave

Please note that our Vicar, Rev Ian Cook will be away on sabbatical from Monday, 19th June for three months.  Sabbatical leave is an important time to reflect, learn and be renewed for priests.  Ian is visiting Australia and Europe during this period and will be taking part in learning communities, retreats and visiting various parishes in the United Kingdom.  In Ian’s absence, we have a number of people temporarily taking on particular roles. If in doubt about who to talk to about anything, please contact the office in the first instance.



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You are the salt of the earth. But if the salt loses its saltiness, how can it be made salty again? It is no longer good for anything.’ Matt 5:13