St Andrew’s, Taupo

89 Titiraupenga St, Taupo [opp The Warehouse]

Vicar - Rev'd Peter Minson. Email:

NZ Prayer Book (all c1hr.15min). Inclusive music, Organ, guitar, trad. and contemporary hymns.  
Sunday - 8am: Eucharist. 10am: Junior Church and Family Communion. Choral Evensong, 1st Sundays, 4.30pm, with the St Andrew's Choir for Boys.
Wednesday - traditional Book of Common Prayer service                                                                                                       

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: Junior Church - Sundays @ 10; Mum's Group - Mondays at 10 in the Hall; Christmas pageant; Pippins, Brownies and Guides meet here; Growing Through Grief - Tuesdays after school.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.

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;  Communions in rest homes.

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