St Andrew’s, Taupo

Vicar - Rev'd Peter Minson. Email:

Families Ministry - Mrs Jenny Lewis. Email:

NZ Prayer Book (all c1hr.15min). Inclusive music, Organ, guitar, trad. and contemporary hymns. 
Sunday - 8am: Eucharist. 10am: Junior Church and Family Communion. Winter: sung Evensong, 1st Sundays, 5.30pm.
Wednesday - traditional 1662 service                                                                                                       Thursday - fortnightly all-age Church Family gatherings for social activity or study group.

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 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: Junior Church on Sundays; Christmas pageant and “Christmas Arts” week mid-December; Brownies and Guides use parish hall; Mondays: after-school programme. Contact

Social: Morning tea after 10am services Sundays and Wednesdays; parish dinners; AAW and AMSOC [men’s group]; church is the chosen Taupō venue for acoustic concerts for up to 200.

Training: Bible study groups; Lenten and Advent studies; training/oversight for worship leaders, lay pastoral visitors, and rest-home communion teams.

Outreach: Op shop; Foodbank; Ezee meals; Growing Through Grief; Mon, Weds, Fri addiction support groups use complex; Christmas Week; Guitar classes; hospital chaplaincy;  ministry to rest homes.

Highlights: Annual garden walk; golf tournament; parish dinners; annual market day.