Special General Meeting Notice – Sunday 25 August 12 Noon

Significant changes to the scope of the design requires further approval.  Please see the insert for more details.  We will be holding a SGM on 25 August at noon for those on the Electoral roll to vote on these variations.  You can also cast your vote after the 9 am service.

St Mary the Virgin Feast Day

Next Sunday 18 August we celebrate our namesake, St Mary.  If you are part of the 9 am congregation, please bring a plate for a shared morning tea after the service.  If you are part of the 10.30 congregation we will combine our celebrations with a farewell for the Robinsons.


Farewell (for now!) to the Robinson family

Alice, Jim, Emma, Katherine and little bump are returning to the UK in August (though we may see Jim around occasionally for work!).  They have been a blessing to our church family in many ways, and we would like to send them off well, and celebrate their time with us with a shared lunch
18 August following the 10.30am service, in the SMASH lounge.  No RSVP needed, just join us, and bring lunch to share. 

 Friday Fish n Chip Night

Come and join us for fish and chips.  Enjoy catching up with friends and some games for the kids.  Please invite along friends, family, basically anyone who might be keen to hang out with us and meet new people and have a night off cooking!  30 August, 5.30-7 pm, at St Mary’s.

Counselling Available

Kirstie Wilton is a trained counsellor who works from the Parish Offices every Friday.  She is keen to help people change, and see them equipped to overcome what life throws at them.  Kirstie counsels children from 10 years of age as well as adults, teenagers, couples and families, and has a soft spot for the older generation.  Counselling for school-aged children (10-19) is free thanks to ‘I Am Hope Foundation’.  To book an appointment or learn more—www.strengthtostrength.co.nz.


Cursillo is a weekend of drawing closer to the Lord, worship, and receiving all he has for you, a weekend of great blessing as well as no dishes, housework, or cooking.  The Women’s Cursillo will be held at El Rancho on 12-15 September and the Men’s on 3 to 6 October.  If you haven’t been on a Cursillo and would like to, please see Maree, Stephen or Liam for a brochure and application form.  Registration closes on 31 August for the Women’s weekend and 16 September for the Men’s weekend.  Cursillo is based on the ‘Pay it Forward’ model this year is paid for by those who attended last year.  If you would like to contributing toward’s someone to go on a Cursillo, the cost is $260 for the weekend which includes accommodation and all meals. 

New Wine Summer Camp 16-20 January

Start the year than with KAC’s summer family camp: New Wine festival.  We dive deeply into the word and we worship in varied and wonderful ways.  Most importantly, we hungrily pursue the presence of God in ministry, across all ages.  Book now for the early bird rates http://newwine.org.nz/summer-festivals-2/kapiti/  There are options for paying your tickets off over time, check out the website for more info.