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

Sunday 8.30am Holy Eucharist a quiet, reflective service with hymns
(there is no 8.30 on 5th Sundays and other special Sundays)
Sunday 10.00am Holy Eucharist main service followed by morning tea
Wednesday 10.00am Mid-week Eucharist followed by morning tea

2nd Sunday at 4.00pm Messy Church for children and families
Find out more about Messy Church here

Seasonal Services eg. Easter, Lent, Advent, Pentecost are listed here

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

Singing for Worship
If you enjoy singing, come and join us on Wednesdays from 4-5pm
Further details are on the Worship page.

Time to Remember

All Souls’ Service for the Commemoration of the Departed
7.00pm Monday 2nd November 2020

This will be a time to  commemorate in a special way those dear to us who have died and give thanks for their lives and for all they continue to mean to us. It is appropriate for people who have lost a loved one recently or many years ago.

The names of those to be remembered will be read out during the service and, if you wish, you may light a candle in memory of your loved one. Please feel free to tell other members of your family, your friends and neighbours about the service and invite them to come too. Please follow the link above for further details, including on how to register the names of loved ones to be remembered.

St John's Weekly Newsletter

Please follow this link for our weekly newsletter which features the theme for the Sunday services and, when we are able to gather, gives some details of events during the upcoming week.

St John's Word & Light Magazine

Please follow this link for our regular publication containing articles and features of interest for church members and the community.

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, Otumoetai 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.