Waikohu Co-operating Parish

Waikohu stretches deep into the hills of western Eastland, embracing a number of small scattered communities.  The theology of the Waikohu Co-operating Parish is warmly Evangeilical with a strong emphasis on the saving power of Christ. Lay ministry is encouraged at every level.

Contact: Paul & Carolyn Sparks - Phone: (06) 863 5008
Email: pcsparks@orcon.net.nz

Worship: Varies according to leadership; Eucharist from prayer book but fairly informal and family centred (60-75 mins).

  • Matawai meets the first Sunday of every month with a Eucharist Service.  
  • Te Karaka meets every week.   Eucharist on the 3rd Sunday of every month.

Ethos:  Friendly, Evangelical-charismatic; common purpose but diversity encouraged; serves as community church.

Ethnicity: Pakeha/Maori; Te Reo used in places, with some Maori worship songs.

Children: Sunday school at two church centres - Matawai and Te Karaka.

Social: Morning tea after worship

Outreach: Foodbank; Outreach to the Community.    St Pauls Church Motu is being restored and holds three to four services per year.

Highlights: Christmas, Easter, Pentecost.