Co-operative Parish of Turangi

The Co-operative Parish of Turangi is a small Parish with no resident minister but a strong Parish Council. Worship varies according to the traditions involved and weekly services can be from one of the three co-operating denominations. While the congregation tends to be older, with many people moving into the area to retire, there are often younger people and travellers worshiping with us.  The church welcomes many local holiday home owners who attend regularly as well as an increasing number of tourists from all parts of the world, particularly young people, who are walking the world famous Tongariro Crossing.

Contact:
Town Centre, Turangi 3353 (near to the Turtle Pools)
Phone: 07-386-8507 (Tuesdays 10-12 Fellowship)
Email: cctgi@xtra.co.nz

Priest with Oversight of Parish:  The Reverend Jenny Chalmers   Email: jenny.chalmers@waiapu.com

 

Worship:
Communion or Morning Worship (no communion) every Sunday at 10am
Different styles of worship for Easter and Christmas (Duration about 1hour)
Special Emergency Service; Church Service involving Police, Fire, Ambulance, Coastguards, LANSAR.

Ethos: Common purpose. Mainly Anglican, but can be Presbyterian or Methodist services from time to time.

Ethnicity: Pākehā with Maori, Pacific Islanders, Scots, Irish, English. Nominal use of Te Reo in liturgy.  

Social: Morning Tea following all services (except Christmas) for fellowship.

Shared meals occasionally and support for and involvement in Turangi Community events (annual Community Christmas Luncheon open to all residents and holiday makers in the area).

Outreach: Church Fellowship every Tuesday, 10 a.m. in the church lounge.
 
Highlights: Christmas Service, 10 a.m. only. Emergency Services Thanksgiving.