Parish News

The Anglican Church has withdrawn from the idea of buying Knox Church. We will wait and pray for further developments.

Rosemary Barnes has had a really nasty fall and is in Christchurch Hospital. They live in Christchurch now but are still part of our family.

We wish Nancy Jean a relaxing and happy holiday.

The Cheviot Spring Festival is on 9 and 10 September… Knox will be decorated by the Floral Art Group… Come and enjoy this celebration of Spring.

Judy Grigor


Sept 3rd 10am ST James - Hawarden
  10th 10am Knox - Spring Festival
  17th   No Service
  24th 10am St Johns
Oct 1st 10am Knox

St Andrews

Life has been very busy for the Treasurer, those who print the documents and the Parish Clerk over the past month, with a succession of meetings.

The first one was a meeting to fully understand our financial situation – a week later we had the Hurunui Parish AGM, followed by the Kowai Parish AGM. I think everyone will have a good grip of things by now.

Movie nights are becoming a regular feature of our church life now. Recently 24 people enjoyed soup and rolls followed by a film. Last Monday a considerable number attended a showing of the film ‘Pecking Order’ at the Rangiora Town hall Theatre.

The congregation would like to thank Rev Geoff King and Elizabeth Brocherie for conducting Sunday services this month. A lot of time and effort goes into the preparation of these services.

One other group of ladies who never seem to get thanked, are our two organists – Margaret and Helen who provide us with beautiful music week after week.

Trevor Chambers.


Sept 3rd 9.30am St Andrews
  10th 9.30am St Andrews
  17th 9.30am St Andrews - Holy Innocents
  24th 9.30am St Andrews
Oct 1st 9.30am St Andrews


The Ecumenical Spring Service will be held at the home of Andrew and Anna Sidey on 15th October. More information next month.

The Annual meeting of the Waikari parish was held after the service on 20th August. Report available for perusal from Pat 3144160.

The next Communion service will be on September 17th with a different type of service – do join us in the lounge at 10 am.

The service on 3rd September will be at 10 am. PLEASE NOTE TIME CHANGE.

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


Sept 3rd 10am St James
  10th 10am Waikari - Anglican
  17th 10am St James
  24th 10am St James - Anglican
Oct 1st 11am St James