This year’s AGM will be held on Monday, 27th March starting at 7pm.  Like last year, the annual report will be in digital format prior to the meeting.  We will upload it onto our website and send you a link via email.  A few hardcopies will be available for those who are not online – but we are working to minimise waste!




Tena Kotou e Whanau.

I’m Andrew and I am the new Administrator for Karori Anglican. I first arrived in Aotearoa New Zealand in 1994 as an international student at Victoria University of Wellington. I had an eventful stint as a student and by the time I graduated, I was married to Li Lian, was running an international students hostel on The Terrace called Kia Maia and had become a New Zealand citizen.  Our daughter Monica came along a year after we moved back to Singapore. After 10 years working in Singapore, we moved back to Wellington in 2011 and then to Hamilton as Regional Team Leaders for Tertiary Students Christian Fellowship. I became the pastor of a church in 2018 before we returned to Wellington in December 2022.

We are really excited to be back in Wellington. Li Lian teaches at Wellington Girl’s College, Monica is a student at VUW and I am the International Chaplain at the University’s Anglican Chaplaincy. I am always ready for a good chat about faith, culture and the Hurricanes or about anything really. 


We need help to clean up the old activity room (soon to be known as the Kowhai / Yellow Room), and the kitchen attached to it.  There are also some bits of painting and other jobs that need doing.  So please put it in your diary and if you can come for even an hour that would be great!   Please put these dates in your diaries, let us know you can help by emailing office@karorianglican.org.nz  


The room for the staff offices is now painted, and the sound absorbing panels are going up in Te Korōria.    You will notice containers being moved, getting ready to make the car park areas to the south side of the Church.   The staff at Karori Anglican and SMASH are beginning to plan our moving days, including the tidy up that’s needed in the old Activity room.  If you are able to help at one of the working bees mentioned above, we would love to hear from you as we have plenty to get done!  It’s also a great chance to have an early peak at our new facilities! 


This week it has been very encouraging to hear from a couple of people who are making further donations.  Thank you!  If you are considering making a further donation, now is a great time,  you will then be able to claim money back with your tax rebate (if eligible) at the end of March.  We are working to a tight budget, balancing quality, practicality, and cost savings!  However, we will have a loan to cover outstanding costs.  The more funding that we receive now, the less we need to borrow, and the less interest incurred, the more money available to spend on ministries!  


“This Friday (10 March), the Johnsonville Youth Group from St.Johns will visit for some Burgers (1$) and the Youth Group Match between St.Mary’s and St.Johns 🥊 “



Mind Health is ready to accept bookings for the counseling service based in Te Korōria.  If you or someone you know is interested in booking a session with her (for a koha), please email counselling@tekororia.org.nz


Update – Cyclone Appeal

Over the last two weeks, $7 427 has been donated towards relief efforts for those affected by Cyclone Gabrielle . The donation has been sent to Anglican Missions for disbursement.  Thank you all for your generosity. 

We know many people have also supported the relief work through other aid providers. Let’s keep those affected, and those working hard on the ground in our prayers.   



Thank you to everyone who helps at our services, from welcoming to morning tea, many hands make light work!  Our rosters until the end of June are now available through infoodle, or you can see them posted at the notice board in the gathering area. 


COVID-19 infection is still around in our community, you have the option of receiving wafers only at communion should you wish. Please, as always, stay home if you are feeling unwell.   



If you missed a week you can catch up by listening to our sermons online. These are available through our website – Click Here.  


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