Central Hawke's Bay Anglican Parish

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

06 857 5259
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At COVID-19 Alert Level 2, there are a number of restrictions on how we worship, including the use of masks and social distancing. Unfortunately, we will not be able to sing hymns, have Communion or meet for morning tea. Clearly this will feel very different and we hope and pray for a speedy return to Level 1. Please see our services page for updates on when we will be able to meet again in person.

Welcome to the website of our Parish, which extends over a large geographical area from the coast out to the ranges and is served by a number of historic churches, all working together as one Parish. In worship and in service we aim to bring together people of all ages to worship God, grow together and serve God's world.

Our main churches are in Takapau, Waipukurau and Waipawa but we have several others in our smaller communities. Many of these churches are open for you to rest, think and pray. This website aims to give you a flavour of our common life. We look forward to meeting you.

Find out more about our upcoming services


God who brings life to creation and to people, help us to see you at work in Central Hawke's Bay and to work with you so your kingdom grows here. By the grace of your Spirit, be the source of our love, our energy and our songs so that, separately and together, we may draw closer to you. May we speak of you and share your life with people who live, work and visit here, bringing glory to your name through Jesus Christ our Lord and in the power of the Spirit. Amen.

WaipukurauWaipawa Takapau

Our three main churches: St Mary's at Waipukurau, St Peter's at Waipawa and St Mark's at Takapau.