The office is open Wednesday, Thursday & Friday 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.
- 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
Vicar: Rev'd Ellen Bernstein
Assisting clergy: Rt Rev'd John Bluck, Rev'd John Harris, Rev'd Dianne Hawken, Rev'd Bob Howard, Rev'd Bryan Taylor, Rev'd Leslie Steel, Rev'd David Stevens
Parish Administrator: Melody Nightingale
Lay Liturgical Co-ordinator: Ron Buckton
Sacristan: Beryl Hindmarsh
Treasurer: Ron Buckton
Parishioners' Warden: Cheryl Clague
VIcar'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
LINK editors: Alan & Daphne Cocker
Organists: Jocelyn Crawford, Joe Koppens, Ina Shaw, Margaret Simpson, Dr John Wells
Rhythm 'n' Riggle: Tania Smith
Foodlink foodbank: Ron Buckton
Seasons for Growth grief and loss support services co-ordinator: Heather Free
Selwyn Centre co-ordinator: Bridget Farmiloe
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.
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, 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.