Central Hawke's Bay Anglican Parish

  • St Mary's Church
  • St Mary's Road
  • Waipukurau
  • New Zealand

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Important Update

5 November 2022

Unfortunately we have realised there was an unwelcome intruder at our Takapau Combined Parish Service on Sunday, Covid-19! Several people who attended the service, which was followed by a potluck lunch, have come down with Covid and some of these people, without knowing they were infected, attended our All Souls' Service at St Mary's, Waipukurau, on Wednesday evening. We are very sorry to have to warn anyone who attended either of these services that they may have been exposed to the virus and if they have any symptoms, it would be wise to have a test.

In the circumstances, we have reluctantly decided to take the following steps to try to minimise the risk to our parishioners:

  1. The St Peter's, Waipawa Eucharist Service to be held on Sunday 6th November is CANCELLED.
  2. The St Mary's, Waipukurau service at 9.30am on Sunday will go ahead but as a morning prayer service rather than a eucharist... There will be no communion and no morning tea and people will be asked to wear masks and socially distance themselves.

Our commiserations to those of you who have become infected. We are all feeling mortified and can only hope there will be no further cases and we will all soon be restored to full health. Please let us know if there is any way we can support or assist you if you have been affected by this.


St Peter's Church, Wallingford, 10th July, 3pm

Matariki 2022

A young families focused service of worship, singing, craft activities and fun with afternoon tea to follow.


St Mary's, Waipukurau, 24th July, 6pm

Followed by soup and buns.

Sea Sunday

Porangahau Country Club, 31st July, 10am

Joined by Te Aute College students.

Home Group

Every second and fourth Wednesday at the Vicarage, 2:00pm

Home Group

Always relaxed and thought provoking sessions of shared reading and discussion. All very welcome!

John Flavell

It is with great sadness that we must report the loss of the Venerable John Flavell. We were so privileged to have John as one of the clergy in our Parish because of his unique position as a member of the clergy team in both the Tikanga Maori and the Tikanga Pakeha strands of the church. A man of immense mana who taught us all so much, strengthening our own faith and our own relationship with God by sharing his Tikanga Maori in his gentle and humourous way. 'Kua hinga te tōtara o Te Waonui a Tāne' (the tōtara in the great forest of Tāne has fallen).

John Flavell