Parish News

On Sunday 25 June an ecumenical service for the Cheviot community was held in the Trust Hotel. Some 60 folk shared in worship and heard Paul Askin speak on the theme ‘We don’t want dead heroes’. Many stayed for lunch and chat after the service.

The Cheviot Spring Festival will be held on September 9. Knox Church will be decorated by the Floral Art Group and an ecumenical service held on Sunday 10th at 10am.
Judy Grigor


Aug 6th 11am Knox
  13th 10am Knox - Cafe Service
  20th   No Service
  27th 10am St Johns
Sept 3rd 10am St James - Harwarden

St Andrews

On Wednesday 19th July the members of the Kowai Parish gathered for lunch at the Woodlands Restaurant. This used to be the Women’s Fellowship Mid Winter Dinner, but it seems to have morphed into an event where everyone is welcome, and this is how it should be, enjoying good food and lots of laughter. There were twenty six people present, which is a big improvement on other years, so thanks go to the members of the Women’s Fellowship for their efforts in organising this event.

Last Sunday after the morning service, we held a congregational meeting to make our members aware of the problems we have in meeting our financial commitments to the Hurunui Parish. The Treasurer provided a clear statement of our income & expenditure, which sadly showed a deficit of $500-00 per month. After much discussion it was decided that we would show some faith, and commit to the budget as it was, and hope that if everyone gave just a few more dollars, we would survive until another day.

Trevor Chambers.


Aug 6th 9.30am St Andrews
  13th 9.30am St Andrews
  20th 9.30am St Andrews - Combined
  27th 9.30am St Andrews
Sept 3rd 11am St Andrews


A very successful lunch was held for 28 people from the local Presbyterian, Anglican and Catholic parishes at the Star and Garter Hotel, Waikari on 16th July.

The film on August 2nd will be Mrs Caldicutt's Cabbage War (a comedy) 7.30 pm . All welcome in the church lounge.

Monday August 14 at Rangiora Picture Theatre the film ‘Pecking Order’ will be shown. This is a film which has had very good reviews and features local Canterbury people (even an ex Hawarden person.)

The Annual Meeting of the Waikari parish will be held after the service on 20th August.

On 3rd September the service will be combined with the Cheviot people and held at 10 am in St James. Rev Alan Missen will be taking the service as Nancy Jean will be on holiday.
The church has been used by the Red Cross to store Winter Warmer packs for distribution to families in the Hurunui District - all is back to normal again now.

NOTE: Over the winter period, all services in Hawarden will be held in the


Aug 6th 9am St James
  13th 10am Waikari - Anglican
  20th 10am St James - AGM to follow
  27th 10am St James
Sept 3rd 11am St James