The light shines in the darkness and the darkness did not overcome it. (John 1.5)


During Delta Level 2, the requirements for keeping people safe during worship in church are stringent - we can only accommodate 25 people in church.
Our 10.00am Sunday Service of the Word continues via Zoom. 
To provide for those who do not Zoom there will now be two services in church: 
8.30    Sunday         Service of the Word in church
10.00  Wednesday  Service of the Word in church
The priority for these services is for people who do not Zoom. If you wish to attend church on either Sunday or Wednesday, please kindly contact the Parish Office by Friday midday (details below) so we may ensure that the numbers limit is not likely to be exceeded by people turning up unexpectedly. We hope others understand that, with a constraint on numbers, there may be more demand than we have space. For full details please click read the Vicar's letter below.

Sunday 8.30am     Holy Eucharist a quiet, reflective service with hymns
Sunday 10.00am   Holy Eucharist main service followed by morning tea

One service at 9am on Christmas Day and two Sundays after Christmas Day

Wednesday 10.00am Mid-week Eucharist followed by morning tea

4th Sunday at 4.00pm Messy Church for children and families
Find out more on our Community Activities page (click here then scroll down)

SEASONAL SERVICES (eg Advent, Christmas, Lent, Holy Week, Easter) please see the Worship page

Singing Group: please see the Worship page or contact the Parish Office for details

The Church is open to everyone weekdays from 8.30am to 1pm

Contact details for the Parish Office can be found on the
Who & Where page

The Rev'd Sue Beverly, Vicar

Reverend Sue Beverly Vicar

"We are an inclusive parish
offering a warm welcome
to everyone who walks
through our door"

Welcome from St John's Vicar
The Reverend Sue Beverly

St John's, Ōtūmoetai is an Anglican Church in the Diocese of Waiapu. We are an inclusive parish offering a warm welcome to everyone who walks through our door. We believe that we are all loved by God regardless of gender, age, ethnicity, ability or sexuality. Children and young people are always welcome, especially at our Messy Church and Enter the Mystery services and events. For us Christianity means generosity, gratitude, humility; peace, beauty and truth.

We are committed to our local community and offer a wide range of activities and services. Our OASIS OP shop is well known in the area and we have a thriving Play Group and Toy Library. A Walking Group meets every Monday for a walk but also for morning tea at which anyone who does not wish to walk is welcome. For more details on these and other groups go to our Community page.

Baptism Christening

"The Church community is a place
where we celebrate all aspects
of our lives with one another"

Baptisms - Weddings - Funerals

The Church community is a place where we celebrate all aspects of our lives with one another.
This is especially the case for significant events such as when someone joins the Church family in baptism, when two people are united in marriage and when we say goodbye to our loved ones and celebrate their lives after they have died.
Even if you are not currently a regular Church attender, we will be privileged to help as you celebrate these milestones find out more at our Ceremonies page.