St Andrew’s, Taupo

89 Titiraupenga St, Taupo [opp The Warehouse]

Currently there is no Vicar.

Priest-in-charge: The Reverend Adrienne Bruce (Regional Dean in the Bay of Plenty)            Phone: (021) 432 768

Sunday - 8am & 10am: Eucharist.  Choral Evensong, 1st Sundays, 4.30pm, with the St Andrew's Choir for Boys.
Wednesday - 10am 1662 Communion

Ethos: Wide range of views but clear willingness to listen; clearly Anglican. Parish occasionally hosts community and service groups (eg SPCA at Pets’ Service; Sea Scouts and Lake Taupo Search and Rescue on Sea Sunday).

Ethnicity: Mainly Pākehā with some Māori families; occasional sharing with Roman Catholics and other Tikanga; church used for large tangi; tourists from other cultures often join worship; some Te Reo used on Sunday.

Children & Youth:  Pippins, Brownies and Guides meet here; Growing Through Grief Seasons for Growth.  St Andrew's Choir for Boys (ages 6-13ish: Contact Glenda Drake 027-258-4991)

Social: Morning tea after 10am services Sundays and Wednesdays; parish dinners; monthly meetings of AAW [women's group] and AMSOC [men’s group]; St Andrew's Church is the chosen Taupō venue for acoustic concerts for up to 200 people.

Highlights: Annual garden walk; golf tournament; parish dinners; annual market days; support teams for annual Ironman.