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.

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

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

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