Parish Contacts


The office is open Tuesday, Wednesday & Thursday mornings, from 9 am - 1 pm, for information regarding Parish activities or hall bookings.

Should you wish to contact our Clergy or the Church Wardens please leave a message on the office phone with a contact phone number and we will ring you back as soon as possible. This phone is regularly cleared.

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Postal Address: PO Box 7, Warkworth
Phone: (09) 425 8054
Vicar: Rev'd Peter Jenkins
People's Warden: Maggie Stansfield
Vicar's Warden: Neil McEnteer

Clergy team

Vicar: Rev'd Peter Jenkins

Assisting clergy: Rt Rev'd John Bluck, Rev'ds John Blundell, Malcolm Clague, Iain Gow, John Harris, Dianne Hawken, Bob Howard, Leslie Steel, David Stevens and Bryan Taylor

Parish staff

Parish Administrator: Melody Nightingale

Lay Liturgical Co-ordinator: Ron Buckton

Sacristan: Beryl Hindmarsh

Treasurer: Sue Howard

People's Warden: Maggie Stansfield

Vicar's Warden: Neil McEnteer

Synod Representatives: Neil McEnteer and Elaine Steel

Vestry: Karen Caulfield, Simon Green, Cal Greer, Sue Howard, Geoff Johnston, Laura Lynch, Ann Mansfield, Rohan Meuli, Katie Mitchell/Karleen Robertson (shared position), Mary Starr, Rick Taylor, Sally Usher, along with ex officio members Neil McEnteer, Maggie Stansfield and Elaine Steel

Recorder (envelopes): Bill Crawford

Lay ministries

Organists: Jocelyn Crawford, Joe Koppens, Ina Shaw, Margaret Simpson, Dr John Wells

Foodlink Foodbank: Ron Buckton

Seasons for Growth grief and loss support services co-ordinator: Heather Free

Selwyn Centre co-ordinator: Bridget Farmiloe

Rhythm & Riggle co-ordinator: Catherine Kennedy

Warkworth Parish Lounge

The Warkworth Parish Lounge is adjacent to Christ Church. The building dates from 1862 and was moved onto the current site in 1941; it has a kitchen and toilets and can accommodate 50 people. For hiring, please contact the Parish office.


Leigh Church Hall

St Michael and All Angels Church, Leigh, is joined by a covered walkway to a church hall; this, with a kitchen, can accommodate up to 50 people. For hiring, please contact the Parish office.


Christ Church, Warkworth

This is the largest church in our parish and was built in 1876.  It will seat 120 guests but seating can be reorganised and added to if required for a larger number, up to 150; there is also room for a marquee if required.  It also has an organ which provides music for a grand entrance and exit, as well as music during the service.


St. Leonard’s Church, Matakana

St. Leonard’s is a Gothic revival timber church built in 1914. It will seat 50-80 guests and can accommodate an overflow outside (though the weather needs to be favourable). There is no adjacent hall but Matakana boasts a number of suitable reception venues.


St. Michael and All Angels, Leigh

St Michael and All Angels, Leigh, was built in 1915 and is a small Gothic revival timber church.  It will seat 50-60 guests comfortably but there is little scope to cater for extra guests, though the lawns are of a generous size.


St. Alban’s Church, Kaipara Flats

St. Alban’s was built in 1964.  It will seat 50 guests and can accommodate an overflow outside, though the weather needs to be favourable. The Kaipara Flats hall is just down the road a short distance.


Please note that the seating capacity is finite.  If you believe that you will need more seats than the indicated capacity, then we are unfortunately unable to help you.


Warkworth Cemetery

The Warkworth Anglican Cemetery, located between Percy Street and Bennett Street, was established in 1875 and includes the graves of many of our district’s leading figures.  The cemetery is still open for burials or for the interment of ashes.  Priority is given to members of our Parish, however those with a strong connection to Warkworth may still apply for a burial or ash plot by writing to or emailing the Vicar.  Plots cost $2,000 (+gst), and $600 (+gst) for interment of ashes.  Applications for burial or interment can be obtained by contacting the Parish Office.


To search for a record at the cemetery, please visit the Council website at Auckland Council Cemetery search or peruse the cemetery layout plans at Warkworth Cemetery layout


Kourawhero Cemetery

Kourawhero Cemetery, also known as Old Kaipara Road Cemetery, was established around 1860 as the churchyard of St Clement's Church.  The churchyard was retained when the church was moved in 1919 and, although the surrounding land was sold to a neighbouring farmer in 1964, the original cemetery remains open for the interment of ashes.