Working Bee – Saturdays, 23 and 30 September

Hello everyone, lots more to be done as we head into Spring! We will be holding a couple of working bees on the Saturdays of 24 and 30 September 2023.

Please meet at 9am in the Parish Office. Come dressed in your cleaning finery.



Please Pray for The Team
Please keep the team in prayer as they prepare and run the session. Pray for the attendees that they will have an open heart to the gospel.


The Collective

For the Last week we will meet @tekororiaka and watch a movie, we’ll order Pizza and You will be deciding a few nights of the next Term.

Call to Prayer

The prayer team would like to challenge the congregation to be praying for our country and the upcoming elections.

As a nation, we are facing a cost-of-living crisis, social inequity, housing shortages, climate change, issues of poverty, shortages of essential workers in many professions, the problem of crime, and many other issues. 

Please pray earnestly for God’s wisdom and discernment so that we will elect leaders with the wisdom and capacity to help us address these issues. Our challenge is for you to be spending some time every day until the election praying for our country, the election issues, and about who you will vote for.



On our Patronal Festival  Gregor Coster spoke to the congregation about the opportunities to support the work of Karori Anglican financially.  Specifically, we have a loan to service (that enabled the building works to be completed) as well as the opportunity to fund our Youth Minister.  If you would like to give to a specific thing – building, youth salary, vicarage refurbishment, then please just put that in your online banking reference.  You can also email and let Jasmine (our accounts administrator) know.

There is also the option to make a bequest to Karori Anglican in your will. Gregor’s slides can be viewed here : Patronal Sunday 13 August 23

We need your continued financial support for the operation of the Parish, including Te Korōria.  If you were previously giving to the building of Te Korōria (and have now completed your pledge) Thanks so much!  Please prayerfully consider continuing that level of support. We are very thankful to the many generous givers in our Karori Anglican community.

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


Financial Support Opportunities








Join the Property Team !

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Join us at New Wine 2024  – Early Bird Discount till 30 November 2023

New Wine Festival is a 5 day all-age celebration; people from all across Aotearoa gather together in the presence of God and engage in worship, teaching and ministry within age specific sessions. Its the best sort of holiday when both parents and kids can enjoy their own sessions, but get family fun games, meals, movies all together through out the festival.
The rhythm is morning and evening sessions surrounded by all sorts of fun like silent disco’s, wine tasting, treasure hunts, all age competitions, bake-offs, swimming and workshops. Whether camping, glamping, staying off-site, or just visiting for the day there are excellent kitchen, toilet and shower facilities on a beautiful site that makes for a wonderful community experience to
enrich your summer and start your year right! Please click on the picture for more information and to register.

New Wine Masterton commences on Thursday, 18 January 2024 at 12pm and finishes at 1.30pm on Monday, 22 January 2024.

7.00am Early morning exercise
9.00am  Morning sessions in zones (until 12.15pm with morning tea in between)
Afternoon relax, have a siesta, festival fun activities, go for a swim in the pool or grab a coffee at the cafe
2pm Workshops (until 3.15pm)
3:30pm Workshops (until 4.45pm)
6.30pm Evening session in zones (until 8.30pm)
8.45pm Evening entertainment, movies, festival fun activities

Want some down time outside of the programme? Enjoy a host of enticing offerings including fun all ages activities each afternoon, chilling on site, swimming in the pool, sports afternoons, local playgrounds, and the stunning Wairarapa region.


Counselling Available


Rochelle is doing very well however could do with some more hours for her course work.  Please promote her services – she is excellent.  Just email to book.
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.

Please click on the picture for more information.






SMASH is now taking enrolments for the September to October School Holiday programme. Our exciting programme has themed and age appropriate activities to keep children engaged every day. We also have access to the Soft Play Centre in Te Kororia on Mondays and Tuesdays!  Please click on the picture for more information and to register.

Sign up here on the SMASH website:








School Holidays Activities

Kia ora e te whānau whanui o A Rocha,
Do you have tamariki and rangatahi passionate or interested in exploring nature and / or environmental care? Looking for an exciting and stimulating opportunity to dive deeper into these topics during the upcoming school holidays?
Check out these two programmes coming up that aim to grow environmental leaders for tomorrow!

He Māhuri Tōtara – 25-29 Sept 2023

In Ōtautahi Christchurch. For high school students. $50.
A Christian environmental leadership development course for high school students. For young people who want to learn more about caring for creation, leadership, Te Ao Māori or the Bible, and how those things are connected. Expect a week that is full of workshops, hands-on activities, outdoor adventures and building relationships with likeminded people.
For more info

SUSTAIN Camp – 1-5 Oct 2023

In Whāingaroa Raglan, Years 7-10. $185.
Join Scripture Union’s SUSTAIN Camp in Raglan – hosted by A Rocha at the Karioi Project. Enjoy a week of delighting in creation – from the mountains to the sea. We’ll be exploring the secret paths of Karioi Maunga as we build traps, check the trapping lines and appreciate a remote campfire. We’ll be learning where our food comes from as we visit and help out on a local farm with the most spectacular views! We’ll also be venturing across different shores for swims and surfs as we consider the significance of water.
For more info.

Fundraising event for the Wheeler Family

Greetings, fellow supporters of the Wheeler family!

I’m writing to invite you and your congregations to join Pauatahanui Anglicans for a movie fundraiser on 1 October, to raise funds for the Wheeler family. This will be our last movie fundraiser for the family given that they will be returning to Aotearoa later in the year.
We have booked Lighthouse Pauatahanui theatre for a 5:30tpm showing of the French film, “The Tasting” on 1 October. Doors will open from 4:45 for people to purchase raffle tickets and get their goody-bags! I’ve attached our flyer, which includes all of the information people will need to book tickets. I would be very grateful if you might share this with your congregations. 
Tickets are $20 (or greater) each. 
We’d love to have some of our wider Dio family who are also linked with the Wheelers join us – haere mai!!

E-Recycling Fundraiser

From Arnold Hart:

‘One step for mankind albeit a small one.  One of many steps required to save the planet.  Details of how to recycle your unwanted items of IT are contained in the accompanying poster.’ 





Free Wifi in church

If you require internet access during Sunday service, you can access free wifi through the network “St Mary’s Guest”. You will not need a login name or password to access this service.



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



We use the programme Infoodle to organise and manager church activities. If you need to use Infoodle and you already have an account, here is a gentle reminder that the website is :




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