News and Events

Notices - 29 May 2022

Parish Potluck Lunch - Matakana, today!!

Our potluck lunch is today (11/11.30am start) in the meeting room behind the Matakana Village Hall (43 Matakana Valley Road). (NB: there will be no morning tea after the 10am Christ Church service.)

Parish Karakia

Karakia is the Te Reo Maori word for prayers by which we seek God’s aid. Our Prayer Book is known as He Karakia Mihinare o Aotearoa.

We are resuming our monthly Parish Karakia (prayer meetings). These will be held on the second Wednesday of every month, 10am - 10.30 in Christ Church. The first Parish Karakia of the year will be on Wednesday 8 June.

Explorer Kids

Explorer Kids returns next Sunday (5 June) during the 10am service at Christ Church. A fun Sunday morning program of songs, games, teaching and activities for ages 5 to 10. Nina will be doing a special program for Pentecost and the long weekend so feel free to bring family.

In other news...

  • A reminder, while we remain in Orange and Covid is present in our community, of some of the continuing restrictions in our services:

    • Please wear a mask throughout the service (including while singing);

    • Communion will be offered by bread alone;

    • You may prefer to keep a social distance.

  • The Vicar will be away next week. You can contact Melody in the Parish Office during usual hours on Thursday, or by email on Tuesday and Wednesday. If you have an urgent pastoral matter, please contact the Rev’d Bob Howard on 027 562 0871.

Links: Home Morning Prayer & Prayer Companion Booklet
The Home Morning Prayer service is also available here Home Morning Prayer service, as is the Companion Prayer Booklet .

St Leonard's
24/7 Food Bin

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.