Our Story

We are a church that embraces God’s Word and Spirit, practises generous hospitality and partners with our community as we live out our faith.

Our vision is to be a faithful Christian whanau restoring wholeness and hope as we serve and strengthen our community of Karori and Makara.

Serving Our Community


St Mary’s Early Childhood Education Centre provides full-day early childhood education and care, along with cooked meals, for children aged between six months and 5 years. The Centre has a mixed-age range playing together, which we find benefits both younger and older children.  A caring and sharing atmosphere is encouraged, with Christian values.

To find out more visit ECEC Website



The SMASH Club offers after school care, holiday programmes & breakfast clubs for kids aged 5-14 years old.  These programmes help provide opportunities to develop the physical, social, emotional, cultural and creative potential of the children and is an integral part of the ministry of St Mary’s Anglican Church.

To find out more visit The SMASH Club Website







Te Korōria opened in 2023.  It supports whānau and serves our community by providing a hospitality space and cafe, an indoor play zone for kids, whānau counselling, a space for our young people to connect with youth leaders, and a traffic-free courtyard.

More information can be found here

Supporting Our Vision




We are proud to support mental wellbeing by partnering with Mind Health in offering counselling to the community.  Counselling sessions can be arranged through one-on-one sessions or by connecting online.

To find out more visit Mind Health Website


In December 2020 Karori Anglican became the first Eco Church in Wellington, in partnership with A Rocha Aotearoa NZ.  A Rocha Aotearoa NZ is an international Christian conservation group, who have developed resources and workshops supporting churches, to actively care for God’s earth as an integral part of their mission for their communities.

To find out more visit A Rocha Aotearoa NZ Website

House Churches & Small Group Discipleship

Growing together and thriving together is our goal and house churches or small discipleship groups are our main vehicle for doing this.  At Karori Anglican we encourage everyone to form (or join) house churches with others from our parish and in the local community.  At the moment, that means using online tools like phone trees, Zoom or other video calling platforms.  This gives us a space for both worship and going deeper together in discipleship with others.

You can find resources on House Churches and Small Discipleship Groups here

Who We Are

Rev Ian Cook

Rev Ian Cook


Zoe Barrott

Zoe Barrott

Ministry Administrator

Kate Harvey-Green

Kate Harvey-Green

Community Enterprise Manager

Ben Bormann

Ben Bormann

Youth Leader

Geoffrey Lee

Geoffrey Lee

Property Manager

Matt James

Matt James

Acting Head Teacher ECEC

Yvette Michalska

Yvette Michalska

Manager SMASH

Jasmine Gee


David Trott

Choir Director


Thea Wallace

People’s Warden


Allan Kerr

Vicar’s Warden


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