Parish News

On Sunday 11 June the Knox Singers and a group of young musicians from Christchurch played and sang ‘A Pastoral Symphony’ of beautiful music. Some 40 folk gathered to enjoy this feast of anthems and hymns. We were invited to join in two – great to hear the church filled with song.

Daniel Cooper, the choir leader described the acoustics as excellent. It was good to have Rosemary and Tom Barnes back to enjoy the day with us.

Sadly we discovered that the bell which has been re-hung after the Kaikoura earthquake destroyed its support beam is cracked. A sad flat sound when it was rung.

Judy Grigor


July 2nd 11am Knox
  9th 10am Knox
  16th   No Service
  23rd 10am St Johns
  30th 11am Combined Hurunui Parish followed by AGM and lunch

St Andrews

A new innovation in our Parish this month, was a movie night organised by Rev Nancy Jean. It was held in the church on Friday evening, and in future will commence at 5.30 pm with soup and rolls followed by a film. The cost of this evening will be $10 per person, and the object is to raise money for our church finances. The next movie night is June 30th.

Due to rising costs and very low interest rates, the church can no longer depend on investment income to keep our church afloat and relies mainly on money given in the collection plate.
The verse’ we make a living by what we get, we make a life by what we give’ comes to mind, and by my calculations we need to contribute at least another $10 per person in the collection plate.

Think what life would be like if we had no minister or church to go to. The lesson here is to stand by each other in difficult times – it’s easy to be part of a winning team, but when things get difficult that’s when your team mates need you most.

Trevor Chambers.


July 2nd 9.30am St Andrews
  9th 9.30am St Andrews
  16th 9.30am St Andrews - Holy Innocents
  23rd 9.30am St Andrews
  30th 11am Combined Hurunui Parish followed by AGM and lunch


There will be a parish meeting after the service on 2nd July.

The first Wednesday evening in July (5th) will again be a film, all welcome - invite someone to come!

Thank you to the gardeners who have tidied and planted the front garden.

The church was used for 2 funerals recently. Our sympathy to the families concerned. Thank you to those who helped with catering.

The Annual meeting of the Hurunui Parishes will be held in St Andrew’s church, Amberley on July 30th at 11 am followed by a shared lunch..

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


July 2nd 9am St James
  9th 10am Waikari Anglican
  16th 10am St James
  23rd 10am St James
  30th 11am Combined Hurunui Parish followed by AGM and lunch