News and Events


Sunday 16 June 202

Services this Sunday:

9.30am Christ Church, Warkworth (Explorer Kids);

9:30am St Leonard’s, Matakana; 

11am St Michael & All Angels, Leigh. 

Parish Movie - this afternoon! (16 June at 2pm)

We are off to the movies!  This Sunday afternoon, 16 June, at 2pm we are taking a trip to Matakana Cinemas to see The Way, My Way, a charming true story of a stubborn, self-centred Australian man who decides to walk the 800-kilometre long Camino de Santiago pilgrimage route through Spain... though he doesn't know why he's doing it.   Regardless, one step at a time, it will change him and his outlook on life forever. 

There are still seats to spare so, even if you haven’t booked feel free to come along.  Tickets are $15 each (incl. a free ice cream).

ATWC Winter Readiness Appeal

The Anglican Trust for Women and Children is running a Winter Readiness Appeal, aiming to raise funds so that they can provide essential support to families in low income households, particularly those facing cold & damp conditions.  The appeal ends this Sunday, 16 June.  You can make a donation at their website:  

Reading recommendations (with Lisa)

In Life of the Beloved the author and Catholic priest Henri Nouwen writes to a friend who had asked how a person can live a spiritual life in a secular world.  Nouwen’s answer is to remember that we are beloved by God  – we are his chosen ones, his beloved children.  Nouwen shows how God loves us and asks us to love him, whether we are believers or non-believers.  Today, personal achievement is often treated as the measure of our worth, so Life of the Beloved offers a countercultural message of unconditional love.  It is a helpful reminder to think about what is special about God’s love in our lives, and how we can pass that on.  (Life of the Beloved is free to borrow on the Libby book app.) 

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.

Faith & Friendship

Come and join us at Faith & Friendship, for a time of Bible study & fellowship.

In the Parish Hall at Warkworth - every 1st and 3rd Wednesday of the month.
Warkworth - 10:30am, immediatly after the Wednesday Christ Church Eucharist.