St Andrew’s, Taupo
89 Titiraupenga St, Taupo [opp The Warehouse]
Priest: The Reverend Jenny Chalmers - firstname.lastname@example.org Phone: (07) 377-3188 (021) 311-952
Sunday - 8am & 10am: Eucharist. Choral Evensong, 1st Sundays, 5.00pm, with Con Brio (junior choir) and/or Schola Cantorum (adult choir).
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: Bi-Annual garden walk; golf tournament; parish dinners; annual market days; support teams for annual Ironman.