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

NEWS OF REOPENING: WE'RE NEARLY THERE!

A great deal of planning has been going on in the parish to ensure that when we meet together again in person, we do so in a way that cares for the well-being of all. Our new arrangements are complete.

We reopen for worship on Sunday 7 June for one service at 9.30.

The Parish Office will reopen on Monday 8 June.

The Op Shop will reopen on Monday 8 June.

Contact details can be found at the end of each week's Newsletter - please click the button below.

Returning to worship in St John's

From Sunday 7 June, we will have one service of the Holy Eucharist at 09.30 every Sunday. Church services will undoubtedly feel somewhat different from when we were last together. But please remember that church is the community of God’s people, the Body of Christ, and it will be good to gather together in person, taking as good care of each other as we are able.

Please follow the link below to read a letter from the Vicar giving important details about the procedures we have put in place for the safety of all. 

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 PENTECOST edition has arrived!

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.