News and Events


Notices:  Sunday - 1st October, 2023


This week’s services:      

    9.30am     Christ Church, Warkworth; 

                         9:30am     St Leonard’s, Matakana;
    11:15am   St Alban’s, Kaipara Flats.  

Pre-Loved Clothing Fundraiser

Snells Beach Baptist Church are raising money for local women’s ministry, including craft afternoons, crochet club, guest speakers and missions:

Where:  Snells Beach Baptist Church (410 Mahurangi East Rd)

When:   Saturday 7th October,   1 - 3pm

What:    Fill a bag of clothes for $5

Our Favourite Hymns!

Don’t forget, next Sunday 8 October from 2pm we will be holding a sing-a-long of our favourite hymns in Christ Church.  

We hope you are ready for some stirring classics.  So bring your best voices and come along to enjoy a fun afternoon of music, with Dr John Wells on the organ!   

Parish movie afternoon

It’s movie time!  On Sunday 5 November at 3.30pm we will be taking a Parish trip to Matakana Cinemas to see La Dégustation (The Tasting).  This is a whimsical romantic comedy about finding love in unexpected places.  (Please note this is a subtitled film.)  

Tickets are $13 (incl. a free ice cream or coffee).  And there are door prizes!  To book please call Christine on 422 3499.

In other news...

What's Happening


Arts4Kids is a free after-school arts program for kids ages 5 to 10.  Run in Warkworth and Matakana during Term time, Arts4Kids is a fun afternoon of activity and creativity.  For more information, contact Nina at  

Explorer Kids

Explorer Kids is a fun Sunday morning program of songs, games, teaching and activities for children ages 5 to 10.  Explorer Kids is held in term time: twice a month at the 10am service in Warkworth (on the 1st and 3rd Sundays of the month) and twice a month at the 9.30am service in Matakana (on the 2nd and 4th  Sundays of the month).

Selwyn Centre

Friendship and support for older people

An activities programme for retired senior people which meets Mondays at the Warkworth Parish Hall from 9:30am to midday.  Cost is $3.00.  All are welcome to come along for a morning of fun and fitness and new members are especially welcome.

Please contact the Office for more information on 09 425 8054 or

Warkworth Christian Foodlink

Along with the local Presbyterian, Methodist and Catholic churches our Parish is a part of the Warkworth Christian Foodlink scheme, providing food and support to the food bank run by Mahu Vision Community Trust.  

Each Sunday at our Warkworth church we collect food to donate to Foodlink.  Meanwhile, a 24/7 food donation bin is now located at the St Leonard's OpShop.  

All goods go to the Foodlink food bank for distribution around our district.