Takapau, Norsewood and Ormondville

Takapau is small country village about 1km off State Highway 2. It is becoming increasingly popular as a lifestyle location because of its sunny climate, good soil, flat land and excellent golf course and by being approximately midway between Napier and Palmerston North.

Contact:
Reverend Mary Rowlands, Ph 06 855-8319
St Mark’s, Sydney St, P O Box 32, Takapau
Email:

The Epiphany, Newton St, Ormondville
St David's, Norsewood

Worship:
Sunday - 9am: Varies weekly, from Anglican Eucharist to Presbyterian Communion to Morning Prayer (40min); ordained and lay ministry team encompasses all styles but based on NZ Prayer Book or Seasons of the Spirit; music from With One Voice.
10.30am: Epiphany Church, Ormondville, Communion usually 3rd Sunday.
10.30am: St David's Church, Norsewood usually the first Sunday of the month.
  
Children: kids@church (Sunday School) led by children's ministry leaders during services at Takapau.  All Age Worship 3rd Sunday's of the month.  Designated children's area at the back.

Hospitality: St Mark’s: Coffee & tea after morning service. Disabled access at St Mark’s.

Ethos: Anglican/Presbyterian with strong sense of common purpose; proudly ecumenical; we are a Local Shared Ministry Parish.

Ethnicity: Mainly NZ European with a few Maori and Pakeha; Te Reo used occasionally.

Social: Morning tea after Sun services.

Training: Ministry team attends diocesan programmes where possible; local training from Ruahine Development team.

Outreach: Pre-school music popular. 'Enliven' Community Cafe fortnightly at Takapau, tai-chi, 2 course lunch and activity/speaker, for over 60's. 

Highlights: Christmas and Easter; community carols