Women’s Fellowship

This is a group of women who meet monthly for friendship and support. The group meet on the 2nd Tuesday of each month at 11 am in the Parish lounge. You are very welcome.
We have interesting speakers, a shared lunch, and sales table and enjoy each other’s company.
The Women’ Fellowship also caters for Parish funerals and through this have provided amenities for the Church buildings.

Contact Coral Loomb 871 5302 or Janice Millar 871 4854


Garden Gnomes

This is a group of men and women who meet on the 2nd Tuesday of each month at 9 am to work around St Johns Church grounds. Nothing too hard – mainly weeding edges and clipping back shrubs – morning tea is provided at around 10:15 am then work continues, or not…. It is a chance to meet people, do a small job for the Church and see the results of your labors. 


 OP Shop

Have you called at the Op Shop lately? You will get a warm welcome from our ladies who will endeavour to sell you whatever they can!

The new look shop makes a huge difference. Our committee meets to decide on distribution of funds which are shared between the Mission Community or a special Parish need.

Donations of good used clothing or home ware are also welcome and we are always looking for helpers to work on a roster basis.
We are now open on Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday 9 am – 12 pm

Contact Hazel Robertson 07 871 7533 or 07 871 8480


Food bank

We are pleased to contribute with other Churches in town to this very worthy cause and play an important part in collection. It is the time of year when heavier demands are made on our stocks and we do need sugar, flour and spreads particularly. We must also say a very big ‘thank you’ for the never ending generosity throughout the year.

Great need at the moment for food please, particularly for tinned meat, fish or veggies, however there is a good supply of spaghetti at the moment.

Items may be left at the Church office or contact Maureen George 07 871 3245


Pastoral Care

The ministry of Pastoral Care is to bring the awareness that Christ is born anew within us to the sick, grieving, shut-ins, elderly and others.
As visitors we show our love as we try to build relationships and be a ray of light to break through the darkness of doubt, despair and loneliness. Pastoral care visitors must be sensitive to privacy and needs of the person being visited, listen, be interested and observant. Our visits are in the name of the Church and allows communion with the body of Christ.
It is a rewarding ministry for those who are called.

Merle Oliver 871 4672 or Amy Rewita 870 2040


Nightingales

The Nightingales are a group of retired Registered Nurses who are willing to help parishioner where they can with practical help and advice. As they no longer hold registration there are some areas they are no longer permitted to legally assist with. Lively meetings are held with suitable speakers on subjects of interest, and a shared lunch. Two of the group recently attended a course on Healing Massage and hope to pass this on by offering massage to interested parishioners.

If you are in need of help please contact the office