News and Events


Notices: Sunday 29 January

Sunday's services

9am Christ Church, Warkworth

9.30am St Leonard’s, Matakana

Parish Karakia

This year we will be resuming our regular Parish Karakia prayer meetings on the second Wednesday of the month, starting on 8 February at 10am in Christ Church. To start the year we will be praying for the renewal of our Parish, the re-engagement of our ministry to children and families and also spending some time in listening prayer, seeking God’s word.

Explorer Kids

Our Explorer Kids Sunday morning program restarts in February. Explorer Kids is a fun program of activities, music and teaching for children ages 5 to 10. It is held at the 10am service in Warkworth every 1st & 3rd Sunday of the month in term time AND during the 9.30am service in Matakana every 2nd & 4th Sunday of the month.

The program will begin again at Matakana on Sunday 12 February and at Warkworth on Sunday 19 February. If you know a family that might enjoy Explorer Kids, why not speak with Nina about how to invite them.

Save the date: Parish Sunday - 19 March 2023

This year we will be holding a special combined service on the morning of Sunday 19 March 2023 to celebrate our life together as a Parish. Details to follow but, in the meantime, please save the date.

In other news...

  • Our midweek communion services begin again in February: the 1st and 3rd Weds of the month at 10am in Christ Church (starting Wed 1 Feb) and the 4th Weds of the month at 12.15pm in St Leonard’s.

  • Faith & Friendship also starts this week, 10.30am on Wednesday in the Parish Hall. If you are looking for a small group for fellowship and Bible study, then this is for you!

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.