Games night – 19 June at 7pm

Come along for a fun evening of games. All ages welcome, invite your friends. Nibbles provided.   Turn up to Te Kororia at 7pm, games start at 7:15pm. Choose one of the many board games or card games on offer – or  bring your own.


Youth & Parent Great Escape Weekend – 29 November – 1st December

Exciting news – planning is well underway for our next Youth weekend away in partnership with Scripture Union.  This is open to all young people aged over 13 and their parents.  It’s a weekend to hang out together in the beautiful Tongorario National Park, challenge yourself with some really awesome outdoor experiences, explore what you believe, consider what that means, as well as laughs and lots of food of course!   We had a great time two years ago on the last camp – this time we also have Ben!   We have confirmed the lodge – leaders are all locked in.  Price TBC, but dont let that stand in your way – we will be able to provide financial assistance if needed.  Keen? Please register your expression of intrest by sending Zoe and email  – as soon as possible.



Synod 2024 19-21 October

Karori Anglican is hosting Synod 2024  19-21 October.  Synod is the gathering of the Bishop, Clergy and lay representativies for governance for the whole of the Diocese.  We are expecting around 250 people to be attending and we are the hosts!  Our usual services for this weekend will be held in the Marsden Chapel as all our builidngs will be in use.  We are also looking for volunteers (of course!) to help serve over the weekend, and/or to contribute food towards morning tea.  More info to come on this later!  If you would be willing to be involved in some shape or form please email Zoe ( so we can form a great team to serve together.  If you have ever wondered what Synod is all about this is a great opportunity to see it in action and to serve our Diocese.



40 Hour Challenge 21-23 June

40 Hour is coming up soon 21st – 23rd of June Click Here to sign up. Join the Karori Anglican Team by signing in to the website, and selecting your team as ‘Karori Anglican Church’.

If you have any questions let us know.

Our new Intermediate Youth – “CHAOS”    (Christians Hyped About Our Saviour!)

This Thursday 13th June 6.15pm French Night, join us for an evening of French Games and Food (there will be crepes)

Next Thursday 20/6 Let’s see how smart and how quick you are with a Kahoot Evening

Your Parish dinner theme is…..

Choose a decade! You can choose any decade from the dawn of time! Each table has the freedom to choose the decade they would like to dress up as.The 3rd of August is fast approaching so get your thinking caps on!  Dont forget to invite friends and neighbours and host a table by emailing  Tables can seat 10-12 people.  If you have more, then by all means book two next to each other!  Table hosts co-ordinate the food (its BYO).  Their are prizes for the best decorated table, and best costumes.


Youth – The Collective

This Friday 14th June –  für eine Handvoll Donut is back with nicer donuts and more questions. Can you grab a handful of Donuts?


Next Friday 21/6 Bring your Knife Skills, bring your Cocking wits and show us how good you are at cooking


Congratulations and best wishes to Catherine & Paul McInotsh and their family as they commence Catherines apointment as New Zealand  Ambassador to the Phillipines.  Paul was previously a curate then priest at Karori Anglican, before moving to lead the Northland Parish.


Understanding the Bible   – A series of evening workshops with Martyn Day

Martyn Day pastors the South Harbour Vineyard Church in Auckland.  A British export to NZ, Martyn is passionate about helping people to love, learn and live God’s Word.  He is an outstanding communicator and this series will be of great interest to anyone curious about useful tools for reading the Bible. You may have heard him talk at New Wine!  This series offers fresh understanding of the rich meaning in God’s Word available through classic interpretive techniques that ‘connect the dots’!

Sun 16th June – Can we trust the Gospels?

Mon 17th June – Taking God’s Word for it

Tue 18th June – Get into the Gospels!

Wed 19th June – Lifting the lid on the book of Revelation

6:30 – 8:30pm in the St John’s Centre, on the corner of Dixon and Willis Streets



Pastoral Conversations 101 – Richard Black 7th September

Pastoral Care Wellington Flyer 2024 (002)


We are pleased to advise that we have two Cursillo’s taking place this year, a men’s and woman’s Cursillo on 20-23 June at El Rancho, Waikanae.  Both Cursillo’s although being on the same weekend will be run separately.  

Cursillo is a short course on ‘Christian Living’ but it is more than this.  This is a lay ministry run through the Anglican Church.  We have two teams who have trained hard the past year and have put together some fantastic talks and testimonies to share throughout the weekend.  Cursillo is a time when we draw closer to the Lord in our relationship with him and a time to simply come and experience all that he has for us.  It is a time to be blessed with so many unexpected blessings throughout the weekend and to experience Christ’s love in action as well as fellowship with those around you.  Meals are all provided and you will have your own bedroom.  Cursillo is such a gift to us all.  If you would like to come and experience a Cursillo as a pilgrim our weekends are on:

Men’s M46 and Woman’s W46 – 20-23 June 2023 – El Rancho, Waikanae

If you would like to attend, please click on the link and complete the application form:

We can arrange a sponsor for you and your sponsor will take you to and from your Cursillo weekend so you don’t need to worry about transport.  Once you have completed the application form, please scan and email this to:  Applications close on Friday, 31 May for both Cursillo’s.

Christ’s College Cambridge Choir

We are excited to announce that the Christ’s Choir of Cambridge are putting on a concert here at St Mary’s Anglican Church, on Sunday evening of July the 14th. Keep an eye out for more details to come.

In the meantime we are looking for parishioners who would be interested in hosting a member of the choir (or multiple) for the night of the 14th. There are approximately 24 members of the choir who will be travelling to New Zealand.

If you are interested and would like to lend a hand, please let Zoe know


Thanks for your responses (and ongoing prayer) for funding Karori Anglican’s work and mission.

We know that everyone’s circumstances are unique and commend your giving to prayerful consideration. Our goal is to increase our giving by 20% – please consider your regular donations as to whether you are able to increase your giving to help us meet this goal.  It is so encouraging that people are continuing to increase their giving –  in May 2024 we had a 16% increase in general giving compared to 2023.

Thank you so much for this, we appreciate you all very much.

Tower Update

The Bell Tower repairs and repainting are have gone well, you will see the freshly painted cross on the top of the tower!  Painting is complete.  We will be looking for volunteers to help paint the lowest section of the tower in due course.


Key upcoming dates:

  • Intermediate Games Night Thursday 13th June
  • Games Night at Te Korōria 7pm 19th June
  • Te Korōria First Birthday 14th July
  • Parish Dinner 3rd August
  • Cambridge Choir 14th July
  • SYNOD 19th-20th October
  • Great Escape Youth/Parent Weekend 29 November





‘For this is how God loved the world: He gave his one and only Son, so that everyone who believes in him will not perish but have eternal life’ John 3:16