This week we hit a snag, which has a knock-on delay effect for some of the necessary work to completion so our opening dates will need to be delayed a little.  Revised opening dates will be confirmed next week and we will let you know then.  Whilst its a bit disappointing these things are not unusual in building projects and will give us a little more time to launch really well!   This week the pavers outside Te Whare o Mere have gone down and look fantastic against the building.  The plumbed appliances have been installed in the kitchen, and the first of our counters (made out of pew wood) has been installed and looks splendid. Work on the deck is progressing well, and the interior has all had a thorough clean.

Working bee volunteers have made a big impact on Te Whare o Mere.  Special shout out this week to Kathleen and Scott who have both come in during the week to continue with the sanding and painting. Legends.

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.


Regional Training Day

Put this into your calendar!

Our Diocese training day is happening soon in May. Training days support us as a movement with workshops from experienced ministry leaders to equip us in our ministry. They connect us to the movement by sharing stories and building whanau together. Click HERE for more information.


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.


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.




Thanks again to everyone who turned out to help last Saturday, some for the second weekend in a row!  Thank you so much.  Lots of painting has been achieved which is great.  We now need to hit pause on the working Bees until the 29th of April when we will need helpers who can carry furniture items and others who can paint.     Let us know if you can help on the 29th by emailing office@karorianglican.org.nz


Karori Kaitiaki Working Bee

The Karori Kaitiaki working bee is a good way to connect with our community and look after the environment

2-4pm, Sunday 30 April 2023 Corner of Allington and Makara Roads ReservePlease bring gardening gloves, weeding tools, spade/shovel and rake.



Tax Receipts

The tax receipts have been emailed out. If you have any queries about your receipts or if you would like a paper copy, please email Andrew at: office@karorianglican.org.nz.


Transitioning to Parish Giving

We are very grateful for all the donations towards Te Korōria and the property fund.  Going forward, money that is being donated regularly to Te Korōria will become part of our general giving donations, unless we hear from you that you specifically want this funding ringfenced towards Te Korōria. This enables Vestry and Finance committee to plan and manage our finances as effectively as possible, balancing our financial obligations (including the loan we have for completing Te Korōria) and our ministry needs (including salaries for Youth worker, Treasurer etc ) as we seek to increase the way we serve and strengthen our local community.

If you have increased your donations over the short term to contribute to Te Korōria, we ask you to prayerfully consider keeping up this level of overall giving to Karori Anglican to enable the ministries we believe God has called us all into to continue.



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