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

ADVENT, CHRISTMAS and early JANUARY services are on the WORSHIP page.

WELCOME!

To learn more about who we are and what we are doing please read down this page and explore this website. 

The Church and our Parish Office are open
8.30pm - 1.00pm Monday to Friday

SERVICES OF WORSHIP

Please go to the Worship page for details of our services and devotions including those for special seasons. Advent and Christmas services are on the Worship page.

REMEMBRANCE TREE OF LIGHT

Sponsor a light in memory of a departed loved one and support St John's New Zealand (Ambulance Services) and the ‘Church Hall Facilities Upgrade Fund’ of the Church. 

Christmas is for celebrating the birth of Jesus Christ, a time for families and for remembering and for giving. It is at such times that the loss of loved ones is keenly felt. The name and symbolism of the ‘Tree of Light’ reminds us that there is light and hope even in the bleakest of times. A beautiful, lighted tree will stand in the Church from Sunday 27th November and through the Christmas period. Names of loved ones remembered will be displayed near the Tree.

Reverend Sue Beverly Vicar

The Rev'd 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.  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 Playgroup and Toy Library as well as a growing range of activities for older adults. 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.