We are running Alpha on Thursday evenings, starting from Thursday 31 August, 7pm in Te Korōria. Come along – bring a friend – bring many friends! The Alpha Introduction dinner on 31 August is a great opportunity to try out Alpha and get a taster of what it’s like. 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!


Parish Dinner

Theme: Movies – Larger than Life!

Our Annual Parish Dinner is back. This year the parish dinner will be held on Saturday, 19 August at 5.30pm and the theme is Movies – Larger than Life. The parish dinner is always a sell out and so much fun!  Do join us for a fantastic night of festivities. Come dressed larger than life; as outlandish and loud and wacky as you can. Imagine if the characters of Star Wars were dressing up for the posh dinner on the last night of The Titanic and then try to out’do’ them. Imagine a “The Walking Dead” and “Barbie” mashup!

If you are interested in hosting a table or attending the dinner, then either email the office ( or put your name down on the clipboard which will be passed around at our service or be at the welcome table in the church foyer

We will need the following volunteers to help organise this night out:

  • Setting up the hall with tables and chairs
  • Decorations
  • Running the Kid’s programme
  • setting up and serving coffee and tea after dinner
  • Clearing up and putting things away after the event

Please email Andrew if you are able to volunteer (


Transitioning to Parish Giving

From 1 April 2023 we have combined the results of Property and General Giving into one Parish Giving figure.

We need your continued financial support for the operation of the Parish, including Te Korōria.  If you were previously giving to Te Korōria (and have now completed your pledge) Thanks so much!  Please prayerfully consider continuing that level of support through donation to Karori Anglican.

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



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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.


MindHealth Counselling Available


Please continue to promote our koha counselling with Rochelle to neighbors, friends and family. Just email
Rochelle has now seen several clients and has had lots of positive feedback.
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.
Contact to book a time:





The rosters for September and October can be found here. Please note that this document is accurate as of 11 August. The actual roster will continue to change as people request changes.


The Vicarage 

With our move to Te Korōria, The Vicarage will become tenanted accommodation. In effect, it will be a private residence and should be treated as such.
If you are holding a key to The Vicarage, please return it to Andrew at the office or drop it into the letter box in the church foyer.


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