News and Events


Notices - December 2022


On Saturday 10 December we will be having our annual carols@matakana service at St Leonard’s. Singing and fun for the whole family, especially children. A bouncy castle will be available from 5pm, carols in the church start at 6pm.

Blue Christmas

Our Blue Christmas service this year will be on Wednesday 14 December at 7pm in St Leonard’s, Matakana. The service is for any who are struggling with loss or who just find the Christmas season difficult. During the service we will be remembering those who have passed. This will include all who died in the last year but if there is anyone else that you would like us to include in the Remembrance, then please let the Office know.

In other news...

  • Please note that during January 2023 the 8am and 10am Christ Church services will be combined into one 9am service.

  • Also, on Sunday 1 January 2023 there will be no service at St Leonard’s or Kaipara Flats. Instead everyone is invited to join the 9am service at Christ Church on that day.

  • The Parish Office will be closed from Thursday 22 December 2022 to Tuesday 17 January 2023.

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

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.