This week sees the upstairs of Te Korōria practically complete on the inside – apart from the odd painting spot to fix up and our interior fit out which starts next week with counters arriving.  Work outside has been busy with concrete being poured for the lower cortyard, levling, compacting and today the install of the pavers has started.  The engraved pavers are expected to be installed mid to late next week.  Please pray for no rain on the 20th and 28th April when the ashphalt is due to go down.

Working bee volunteers have made a big impact on Te Whare o Mere.  Special shout out to Gregor and Heather who have kept working away over the last two weeks in Te Whare o Mere / House of Mary transforming a couple of the older rooms into bright and pleasant rooms to be in.

Just a reminder that we intend to hold a cafe service at 10.30am on Sunday 30th April as a test of the systems, before our opening on the 6th May. We will be looking for help to promote the opening, so stay tuned!

Here is a LINK to a summary update of the project – what has happened over the project and what the changes are to look out for.

A paper copy will also be available in the foyer.





Packing Boxes Needed

We are on the look out for boxes to help with the upcoming move into new offices in Te Karoria and Te Whare o Mere. If you have sturdy carboard boxes that we can use, please bring them by to the office. Boxes like those from My Food Bag/Hello Fresh are ideal, but anything around that size is perfect.


SMASH is running their school holiday programme. Please let people know who could be interested, it’s a fun programme and run by great staff.  If financial hardship is an issue for families attending there are fund opportunities that can be applied for to reduce cost barriers if needed.   Email office@thesmashclub.org.nz or Click on the poster below for more information or visit their website: www.TheSMASHClub.org.nz.


The Collective

The youth group will resume after the Easter school holidays.




GodZone will resume  on Sunday 30 April.




Qualified ECE or primary teacher job opportunity – Full time or part time to work in our early childhood education centre. We pay our teachers along the pay parity line to level six but this can also be negotiated for the right person. St Mary’s ECEC is a small boutique centre with a great team.

We are looking for a part-time cook for our early childhood education centre, in Karori. The hours are 8:30 – 1:30 Mon – Fri.

If you are interested or know someone who might be,  please contact  heather@stmaryschildcare.org.nz  both positions due to start ASAP.




The team did AMAZING  work at our first working bee last Saturday. Huge progress was made.  Thank you so much.  We are not done yet, and there is still plenty to do. Our next working bee will be on Saturday, 15 April, we need some careful painters on deck and some cleaning.  Thank you to all who have signed up. It is still not too late to sign up and come along, after all, many hands make light work. Let us know if you can help by emailing office@karorianglican.org.nz

If you are coming along for the next working bee, please remember to bring along some drop sheets/masks/ gloves if you have them already.

Boxes – If you have My Food Bag, or Hello Fresh Boxes we would love to have them!


Tax Receipts

The office will be preparing the annual tax receipts following the end of the tax year.  As in previous years these will be emailed and you can expect to receive them by the  21st April.  Please contact the office if you would like to have a paper copy.

Still want to make a donation for this tax year?  You still have time! Make your donation online before the end of the day on Friday.



Community Enterprise Manager


Kate Harvey-Green is now our Community Enterprise Manager (CEM).
Kate has been working for us as a contractor focused on the Te Korōria project and general support on various projects and activities across the whole of Karori Anglican.

SMASH, St Mary’s Early Childhood Education Centre, and now Te Korōria are all enterprises that deliver services to our community, and are significant operations in their own right.  They are all important to our mission to the community as we share and live out our faith.  To date, the Vicar has been directly responsible for the enterprises.
Kate as CEM, will continue the work in establishing Te Korōria (which will be managed by Dana Reddy from mid-April),  and oversee the operations of SMASH (managed by Yvette Mischalska) and St Marys’s ECEC (Head Teacher is Heather Te Huia).  The CEM (part-time) reports to the Vicar, and will be on the governing boards of all three enterprises.  A key part of the role is to enable each enterprise to achieve it’s own operational outcomes while working together to achieve Karori Anglican’s overall vision.   This change will release Ian to be able to focus more on his many responsibilities as Vicar.


Thank you to everyone who came we had 25 people attended the AGM on Monday night . We are very grateful for the dedication and hard work put in by many people in 2022. The reports presented reminded us that we are a thriving church actively serving the people in our community. The report on the progress of Te Koroōia reminded us that a new chapter is starting soon for all of us!

You can view the AGM report online at this link.




From the 1 April, access to Infoodle on your computer will require two factor authentication.  This is a mandatory change infoodle is bringing in internationally to ensure data security (there is no work around!).
You will need to set this up to use Infoodle and you will need to have a smart phone and a computer to do this.

  1. Download the ‘Google Authenticator App’ from the app store on your phone.
  2. Logon to Infoodle on your computer and select set up your 2 -step authentication – you will be prompted to do this.
  3. Open the Google Authenticator App on your phone and scan the QR code that comes up on your computer screen
  4. Then when you log in from now on you will need to put in the 6 digit code that comes up on your phone’s authenticator app ( note this changes approx. every minute), as well as your password.

Note : you will need your smart phone and your computer every time you log in

The Infoodle App on your phone – If you use the infoodle app on your smart phone – make sure you are logged in before the 1 April.  Then you will not need to do two factor identification to access the information you can see in the app on your phone.
If you get stuck please contact the office, and we will help.  You can also email support@infoodle.com



Both koha counselling with Rochelle our counselling intern, and also sessions with our fully qualified counseller Sarah are available!  Just email counselling@tekororia.org.nz.  Encourage family, freinds or neighbours who might beneift from this – especially the koha counselling!

MindHealth™ is having the clarity of thought and perspective that stimulates an optimal state of wellbeing. This state of wellbeing influences all aspects of life from your emotional world to your working world. In other words, Mind Health™ is all about creating the best version of you.
Counselling times are available between 8.00am – 5.00pm Fridays.
Contact counselling@tekororia.org.nz to book a time:



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.



Please note that due to the current resurgence of COVID among our community we will be offering communion by one element only (wafers) for the next few weeks.



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