Parish Contacts

The office is open Tuesday,Wednesday and 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:             P.O. Box 7, Warkworth
telephone number:        (09) 425 8054  
Vicar                                Rev'd Ellen Bernstein
Parishioners' Warden    Cheryl Clague
Vicar's Warden               Neil McEnteer


Clergy team

Vicar: Rev'd Ellen Bernstein

Assisting clergy: Bishop John Bluck, Rev'd John Harris, Rev'd Dianne Hawken, Rev'd Bob Howard, Rev'd Leslie Steel, Rev'd David Stevens


Parish staff

Parish Administrator: Melody Nightingale

Lay Liturgical Co-ordinator: Ron Buckton

Sacristan: Beryl Hindmarsh

Treasurer: Ron Buckton

Parishioners' Warden: Cheryl Clague

Bishop's Warden: Neil McEnteer

Synod Representatives: Mary Starr and Ron Buckton

Vestry: Daphne Cocker, Allan Dray, Edna Dyson, Sue Howard, Pixie Jones, Lorna Laxon, Ann Mansfield, Katie Mitchell, Elaine Steel, Sue Stevens, Lisa Williams

Recorder (envelopes): Malcolm Clague

Youth and Family Ministries Co-ordinator: Lisa Williams

LINK editors: Alan & Daphne Cocker

 


Lay ministries

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

Rhythm 'n' Riggle: Catherine Kennedy

Foodlink foodbank: Ron Buckton

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

Selwyn Centre co-ordinator: Laura Lynch

Pastoral care team: Daphne Cocker, Claire Oaks, Marie Ellis


Warkworth Parish Lounge

The Warkworth Parish Lounge is adjacent to Christ Church. The building dates from 1862, and was moved onto the site in 1941. It has a kitchen and toilets, and can accommodate 50 people. For hiring 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 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 reorganized and added to if required for a larger number, up to 150.  There is also room for a marquee if one is required.  It also has an organ which provides music for a grand entrance and exit if required, as well as music during the service.

 

St. Leonard’s Church, Matakana

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

 

St. Michael and All Angels, Leigh

St Michael and All Angels, Leigh, was built 1915, and is a small Gothic revival timber church.  It will seat 50-60 guests comfortably, but there is little room and ability 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.  It can accommodate an overflow outside, but 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

Established in 1875, Warkworth Cemetery, at 8 Bennett Street, Warkworth, is open for the interment of ashes and also burials. Since 2017 the cemetery has been open for non-parishioners as well as parishioners.

 

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.