Parish News

Two members attended a Lay Preachers training day with inspiring sessions, great singing and lots of sharing chatter.

A car load of folk attended the Hawarden service and enjoyed Alan and Mrs Missen’s message and their company during lunch at the Star and Garter.

The Cheviot Spring Festival was very successful with more stalls, plenty of entertainment and food and coffee stalls. The floral Art group had decorated Knox church with a rainbow theme and it was enjoyed by visitors through Saturday, for the Mike King presentation on Saturday evening and for the service on Sunday.

During this service, Mayor Winton Dalley presented Liz Ensor with a wooden cross to mark her work in the community. Nancy Jean had brought this cross back from her previous parish in the North Island

Judy Grigor


Oct 1st 11am Knox
  8th 10am Cafe Service
  15th   No Service
  22nd 10am St Johns
  29th 10.30am Rangiora Methodist Church

St Andrews

Our Parish life has been a little different over the last two weeks with the Rev Nancy Jean taking some well- earned time of rest and relaxation. Also we are glad to welcome home Helen Scarlet who has been visiting in Australia and whose absence is always felt.

Early in September, we were pleased to welcome the New Life Church from Waipara whose usual meeting place was not available, so they came and joined with us in our morning service. We were pleased to have their company and I’m sure they enjoyed the visit as well.

While the Rev Nancy Jean was absent we were fortunate to have the Rev Sandra Wright Taylor come and lead two Sunday morning services. This lady obviously has a very busy life as a Hospital Chaplin, and she inspired us with a realistic message of the Israelites in Egypt – a message which teaches us to never give up

Trevor Chambers.


Oct 1st 9.30am St Andrews
  8th 9.30am St Andrews
  15th 9.30am St Andrews
  22nd 9.30am St Andrews
  29th 9.30am St Andrews


The Ecumenical Spring service will be held at the home of Andrew and Anna Sidey, Mallochvale, Heathstock Road, Hawarden on Sunday 22nd t October at 10 am, followed by a cup of tea etc.
A very interesting and enjoyable communion meal was held on 17th September in the lounge at St James with visitors from Cheviot.

The film will be held again on the first Wednesday – 4th October at 7.30 pm.


Oct 1st 9am St James
  8th 10am Waikari - Anglican
  15th 10am ST James
  22nd 10am Spring Service - at the home of Andrew & Anna Sidey
  29th 10am St James