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St. Thomas Church

101 High Street Motueka

will be open from 1:30pm

Monday 26th  September

New Zealand will mark the passing of Queen Elizabeth II with a State Memorial Service on Monday 26 September @2pm

The event is a chance to celebrate her life and reign. It will take place at the Wellington Cathedral of St Paul at 2pm and will be broadcast and live streamed.

This will be shown at St. Thomas Anglican Church 101 High Street Motueka.

The doors will be open from 1:30 and everyone is invited to join us then.

A national minute of silence will occur at 2pm, at the beginning of the Memorial Service.

This service offers a way for people to collectively pause and acknowledge the passing of the Queen and her extraordinary 70 years of service.

There will be an opportunity to fill in a message of condolence at the loss of Queen Elizabeth II

These condolence cards will then be forwarded on to the Governor General

Welcome to the Motueka Anglican Parish


101 High Street


What we believe

We believe that God loves us so much that He sent His Son to become human and teach us, and show us, the way back into an intimate and meaningful relationship with Him

We believe that Jesus came to us to reconcile us back to God not rub our noses in our brokenness and turns His back on our frailty.

We believe that Jesus has made a way for us to know God and has given us his Holy Spirit so that we can live as sons and daughters of a good Father with all the reality and power of heaven available to us here on earth. We desire to invite people to discover this way of life.

We believe that the kingdom of God is available to us, down to the level of our thoughts, emotions, and habits — We know this can happen through personal transformation.

We believe that justice, mercy, and love are the economy of heaven.

We believe that God has a unique purpose and calling for Aotearoa/New Zealand, and He is pouring out riches, giftings and the desire to seek Him, into this land in a way that does not exist elsewhere.

We believe that humble will be exalted, so we treasure the infinite value of our children and our vulnerable people.

Sunday Every Week:


A rich traditional prayer-book service – Original church building (Each service is 60mins)






Engage Church:

Nau mai, haere mai!

We recognize and acknowledge the sovereignty of God and through His Son, Jesus Christ and by the power of His Holy Spirit, we desire to reach all those whom God has created, to share with them the Good News of Jesus

Beginning together over coffee, this service brings a space for the movement of the Holy Spirit and an invitation for interaction from all who gather in this church community.

Our preaching is from the scriptures, and our worship music is to gather, invite and grow in our relationship with Jesus.

We acknowledge the commandment (Luke 22:19) and the foundation of the early church (1 Cor 14:26) when we share the Lords supper with each other.

We further acknowledge that this is a time to bring our cares, hurts, illnesses, and brokenness to the foot of the cross…. and leave them there, trusting in the Grace extended to us through Jesus sacrafice, once and for all, on the cross.

We meet in the auditorium and this is a relaxed time, with space to focus on Jesus amongst us. Come as you are. All welcome. (Each service is 60-90mins)


Each 2nd & 4th Sunday

St. Barnabas – Main Road, Riwaka 9:30am – This is an informal gathering to discover the truths in scripture, worship and pray together. (60mins)

3rd Sunday each month

St. James Ngatimoti gather in a traditional service (60mins)


10am to midday... drop in for a cuppa and a chat at the St Thomas foyer. Contact Joan Fraser ph 528 9126


Chris & Sheila Budgen open the church at Riwaka between 10-11am each Wednesday if you simply want a chat or a quiet space

2 – 3pm Worship, singing, prayer songs and great friendship. Contact Robin Skinner, Motueka ph 528 5455

2pm. Gordon & Lynley Wyatt home bible study and prayer Call 5288825 for more details

Engage Groups –  Doing life together to know Christ and make Him known

Engage Messy Church group 7.30-9pm weekly the 1st, 2nd, 3rd & 5th Tuesdays, Contact Phillipa & Gary Adams ph 528 8879

Engage study and fellowship group 10.30am -12pm (noon) Contact, Colin and Linda Bartlett, cnr 1 Wilkie St & 25 Parker st, Motueka, ph 528 7882. (This group is in recess at present)

We have begun streaming our 10am service and we can be found on YouTube:

Type in the search box: Motanglican

We look forward to sharing these gatherings with you as we walk a step closer with God.

In keeping with our obligations under The Royal Commission on Abuse in Care we direct any inquiry or concerns to this web site:


For all church information, facility bookings or to contact the vicar, Russell:

please call 5288825

or call or text

0204 727474 (0204PARISH)

The answer machine will be responded to as soon as possible.


Or in an emergency call the wardens;

Laurie Gabites: 027 526 6808

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