St John's Otumoetai
St John’s Anglican Church
94 Bureta Rd
Vicar: The Reverend Erice Fairbrother ahc
Worship: Sundays: 8am Eucharist, 10am Eucharist followed by Morning tea, 4pm Chinese Language Communion Service (1st Sunday), Bible Study (2nd Sundays), Healing Service (3rd Sundays) and Meditation – Praying without words (4th Sundays). All Age Worship and Sunday School every 1st Sunday @10am
Mission: Community Venue for Concerts/Seminars/one day Conferences in newly re-configured Church, at the St John's Retreat House offering the Diocese and beyond Quiet Days, Retreats and rooms for Spiritual Direction and Pastoral Supervision.
Ethos: St Johns is a church where doubt is welcomed and Love is certain. It seeks to be a justice centred, inclusive and community facing place of faith and exploration
Ethnicity: Asian, Pakeha, Maori, European, Australian and Americans are all represented on the parish rolls and in our community life
Children: Children’s ministry is led by Brenda Harrison, who prepares a children’s table for every service and leads Sunday School once a month
Social: There are a large number of parish groups that offer fellowship and community events for fun and community enjoyment
Social Services: The Bureta Rd Community Centre delivers a Toy Library facility to the community, and Playgroup three times a week. There is a Social services Walking Group that meets for walking and friendship every Monday.
Highlights: Shrove Tuesday delivery of pancakes to all local businesses and schools, Remembrance Sunday with the St Johns-Otumoetai College Trophy for the winning Speech on a Remembrance day Theme, Pentecost with on service and a distinguished Guest Preacher, St Nicholas Day story-telling and distribution of gold coins to local children.