Parish and Community Groups in St John's hall where everyone is welcome

Hall, Kitchen and Lounge for Hire

  • Well heated large Hall & Lounge
  • Fully equipped kitchen with industrial dishwasher
  • Comfortable chairs
  • A range of tables available

For Bookings contact Lynda Wallace in the Parish Office
Mon to Fri:  8.30am -1.00pm
Phone: 07 576-9923

Playgroup in the church hall

Playgroup church hall
Golden Age in the church hall

Golden Age church hall
St Johns Playgroup

Play Group

Tuesdays, Wednesdays & Thursdays 9.30 - 11.30 am
(during school terms)

A wide range of play opportunities in a safe, friendly environment for children and parents to meet and socialise. Excellent for first time mothers or parents new to Tauranga.
Held in the Parish Lounge and Hall during school terms.
For further details go to our Playgroup Facebook page.

Toy Library

Toy Library

The Toy Library has over 500 toys available for hire. It is situated behind St. John's Church. Open 9.30 - 11.30 am Tuesdays, Thursdays and Saturdays. 

For further details go to our Toy Library Facebook page.

Association Anglican Women

Association of Anglican Women

2nd Tuesday monthly 7.15pm in the Parish Lounge.
Friendly chat and cuppa, make friends and have some fun amongst a group of friendly caring women.
Sales Table for small fundraising projects to support overseas, outreach, and improvements around our lovely church.
Contact: Betty 
07 576 5627

Golden Age

Senior Chef

Senior Chef is an 8-week cooking class for over 60s where you can learn, or improve on, your practical food and nutrition skills. It’s a social, informative hands-on class, focused on cooking for one or two people.
It’s FUN and it’s FREE!! 

Next course: Friday's 12 January to 1 March from 9.00am – 12.00pm. 

Contact our Parish Office for enrolment and further details.

Walking Group

Fish n Chips & Games

Looking for companionship and fun? Join us for lunch and an afternoon of games and chat. A chance to meet new people and have some fun. We’ll organise the Fish and chips and the Games. 1st and 3rd Tuesday of each month at 12.00pm. $10 fee includes lunch & afternoon tea.

Contact: the Community Activities Coordinator: phone 07 576 9923

Books and Friends

Open to bookworms who would like to make new friends as well as enjoy a chat over a cup of tea and a shared plate. Each member will review a different book.

The first Thursday of each month from 1.00pm to 3.00pm.

Contact: the Community Activities Coordinator: phone 07 576 9923

Lavender Craft Group

Lavender Craft Group

3rd Monday monthly at 10.00 am. We meet in various member's homes for embroidery, quilting and all handcrafts. If you just wish to come for morning tea you will be welcome.

We provide goods for an annual craft sale & morning tea to raise funds to help purchase flowers for the church and for overseas missions. 
Liss Lloyd 07 576 9103

Benedictine Study

Benedictine Group

Thursday weekly 8.00 am.
Morning prayer followed by discussion.
This group observes the Rule of Benedict and meets in the Church. Members of the group are Associates of the Order of the Holy Cross in Aotearoa - New Zealand. Everyone is welcome whether or not they are associates or followers of The Rule.

Community Groups at St John's hall for you to join

Ballet Culture

Ballet Culture

Ballet.Culture celebrates the word ballet for all the greatness it inspires.
A culture where everyone is welcome to learn and enjoy what ballet has to offer.
For more information,

Mahjong St Johns


Every Monday at 1.00 pm in the church lounge.

Phone Luci 07 218 1318

Scottish Country Dancing

Scottish Country Dancing

Tauranga Scottish Country Dance Club.
Mondays 7.30pm to 10pm
From March to the end of November.

Contact Heather by phone or email.
Ph : 021 1855 747

Sequence Dancing

Sequence Dancing

Tauranga Social and Leisure Club.
Tuesday 7pm - 9.30pm
2nd Tuesday 3.30pm - 6pm

Say Go Steady as you go

Steady as you Go

Wednesdays 2pm 
Ph 07 578 2631
Falls prevention exercise for strength and balance.
Run by Age Concern which is serving the needs of older people.
For more information,


Weight Watchers

When it comes to losing weight, everyone’s needs are different. That’s why our NEW myWW program is designed to suit your unique eating preferences and lifestyle.
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Pilates Classes

Our Pilates classes provide the motivation of group exercise.
An experienced, qualified physiotherapist
not only teaches the class but is able to adjust techniques and exercises as appropriate to individual's requirements.
For more information,