St Andrew’s, Westshore
Westshore is a suburban local shared ministry parish led by an enthusiastic team of clergy and lay people. The small congregation is made up mainly of older people; the worship is NZ Prayer Book, but with creative embellishments. There is a lively children’s group and monthly informal all ages service. The hall is a beautifully restored historic church, and the op shop is a focus for the local community.
Administrator, Meg Dawson, Ph 06 843-1367, fax 06 843-1371
Church and Op shop, 110 Charles St, Westshore
Ph: 06 835-0116
Sunday - 9.30am: blend of traditional and innovative (1hr); all-age service monthly; liturgical team brings individual variation.
Wednesday - 10am: Communion and healing
Ethos: St Andrew’s offers worship and loving service as we seek to walk with Christ in our community. Friendly and welcoming.
Ethnicity: All cultures welcome. Congregation mainly Pakeha. Appropriate use of Te Reo in services.
Children: Welcome. Supervised children’s activity space in church during worship.
Social: Morning tea after services; occasional meals, barbecues and picnics; Women’s Fellowship; Maundy Thurs meal; pot-luck meal before AGM.
Outreach: Monthly magazine; weekly drop-in group; Ezee meals; op shop; supports CCL and Anglican Care; RE in country school; grandparents in schools.
Highlights: Welcoming new people; monthly Kids Club; Anzac service; Maundy Thurs meal; Christmas (including nativity play), Pentecost, and other festivals.