Te Korōria’s First Gig Night – THIS SATURDAY

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

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




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  – office@karorianglican.org.nz 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 (office@karorianglican.org.nz) 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 is coming up

40 Hour this June from the 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

This Thursday 6th 6:15pm (tonight) – THE CHAOS GAME, come along for a thirring chaotic game

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

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 office@karorianglican.org.nz.  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.



ThisFriday 7th  We are going mini golfing!  Please meet at 6pm at Carlucci Land, please pick up from Carlucci – ask your youth to txt you but likely to be 8.30pm


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

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




Friday Afternoon Study Group

Do you work from home on Friday or are looking after your family? Interested in joining a bible study group at Te Korōria? if so get in touch with office@karorianglican.org.nz

Exact details to be determined based on level of interest




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: 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.  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 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 6th June
  • Te Kororia Gig Night 7.30pm 8th June
  • Games Night at Te Korōria 7pm 19th June
  • Parish Dinner 3rd August
  • Cambridge Choir 14th July
  • SYNOD 19th-20th October
  • Great Escape Youth/Parent Weekend 29 November

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.




‘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