Our new Intermediate Youth

Thursday 23rd May

This week at Youth we are have a Make Your Own Pizza night – see you all there!

Coming up next week –  Thursday 30th May

Foosball Tournament, in anticipation for the upcoming Euros we are playing it t

Pamela Steele, mother of our Catherine Shaw and wife of Derek John Henry Steele (Diocesan Registrar for 12 year) died in Kangara Nursing Home, this week May 21st. Pamela lived in Karori and was well known for imbibing in a coffee at Gipps Street Deli.

Our deepest condolences to Catherine and her family at this sad time.

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!

If you were a lucky winner last year, could you please return your trophy to the Karori Anglican office. Thank you!

An Exciting New Track for Karori and New Access to Zealandia!

KĀKĀ(Karori Kaitiaki) has teamed up with Rotary, supported by WCC and Zealandia, to design, fund and build an exciting new track from Birdwood Street – through Birdwood Reserve – to Zealandia.
For decades Birdwood Reserve has been largely ignored despite being at the very entrance to Karori. It is a beautiful stream gully, but steep sided and hard to access other than via the round the Sanctuary, Saint John’s Pool track. As a result, Birdwood Reserve had been unloved, weedy and full of rubbish.
KĀKĀ and its predecessor Friends of Birdwood Reserve members have in recent years pulled literally truckloads of rubbish out of the reserve, as well as weeding, planting and trapping pests.
Zealandia visitors increasingly park or arrive by bus at Appleton Park. The new track will give visitors a more beautiful, interesting way to get to Zealandia. We also aim to create a greater sense of community ownership, appreciation, and care of Birdwood Reserve through better access and interpretation.
We’ve worked with Council to decide the best route as some parts are steep, and we also need to cross the Kaiwharawhara stream once. This means the track needs to be partly built by contractors, and partly by volunteers. The cost of construction – in cash, materials and labour – is estimated at $90,000. We are now raising funds, and so far have commitments for about half that amount. We’d love your help – whether donations or offers of labour. Funding permitting, we will build the track later this year.
Your journey along the track will be full of potential stories. The Kaiwharawhara Stream (Te Mahanga branch) runs through Birdwood Reserve, from the historic 1870’s Karori Dam in Zealandia, to a tunnel under the 1930s Appleton Park landfill. You’ll pass the 1868-71 Golden Crown gold mine and the 1909 and 1933 St John’s Pools. You could also learn about the Wellington fault, fish and fish ladders, community care for the valley, and more.

Donations: Rotary Club of Karori Trust Acc – 03-1540-0014117-003 (Ref: BirdwoodTrack)

To help, contact: Dawn at dawn@sgcnz.org.nz or Siva at karorikaitiaki@gmail.com

Click here for the donation information form.


This week we are playing Laser Tag! – meet at 5:15pm at Te Korōria or 6pm Laserforce (133 Tory Street)

Cost: $15


St Mary’s Early Childhood are taking new enrolments!

Click here for the website


SMASH has got spaces for After School Care and Breakfast Club. Sign up in time for our exciting temed week 27th – 31st May. Take advantage of the offers we have available.

If you have any questions please feel free to email office@thesmashclub.org.nz or Click here for the website

Te Korōria’s First Gig Night

We welcome Big Game Fishing and 1867 to Te Korōria for a gig on Saturday 8th June 7:30pm – 10pm.

This is a koha entry fundraiser – BYO drinks – looking forward to seeing everyone there for a really awesome night.


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: https://cursillo.org.nz/downloads/app_forms/cursillo_application_form_2017.pdf

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: registrar@cursillo.org.nz  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 office@karorianglican.org.nz


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. A huge thankyou to those 15 people / families who have increased their giving in the last 4 weeks. Also to the three youth / students who have also started giving with several other new givers in the church.

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

Tower Update

The Bell Tower repairs and repainting are underway. There should be no disruption to the usual people and traffic flows. Painting has begun!

Thank you in advance for you cooperating as the work is carried out.

Key upcoming dates:

  • Intermediate Games Night Thursday 23rd May
  • Evensong Sunday 2nd June
  • Te Kororia Gig Night 8th June 7.30pm
  • Games Night at Te Korōria 7pm 19th June
  • Parish Dinner 3rd August
  • Cambridge Choir 14th July
  • SYNOD 19th-20th October

Booking available with our student counsellor







Welcome to Lisa Fraser our new Student Counsellor – she is available for booking sessions from booking session NOW. Please let anyone know who might be interested. Sessions are 1 hour and are available for a Koha. Lisa is in her third year of study and completing her final placement.

To book a session email counselling@tekororia.org.nz

Physio now taking bookings

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We are excited to let you know that a physio practice has joined our offering at Te Korōria, located next to our counselling rooms. Caroline Appleton is offering physio sessions from the 13th of February, you can book with her directly online https://www.fixphysio.co.nz/




‘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