Parish of Mount Maunganui

Mount Maunganui is a medium-sized parish with two worship centres. St Peter’s Church near the base of the Mount. St Mary's is adjacent to Bayfair shopping centre. The parish has a strong ethos of community involvement and support.

Office cnr Marlin Street & Girven Road, PO Box 10-322, Bayfair
Ph: 07 575-9945
Vicar: Rev'd Christine Scott

Worship: All services have strong lay involvement and regularly include visitors. 
St Peter’s 11 Victoria Rd, Mt Maunganui
Traditional NZ Prayer Book service with hymns

Sunday - 8am followed by tea and toast in the lounge
Wednesday -   10am followed by morning tea in the lounge

St Peter's is also developing its music. A Chancel Choir and sung Eucharist occurs twice a month with hymn fests, Evensongs, Taize services and chamber music recitals occurring during the year. A full programme can be obtained through the church office.  

St Mary’s Cnr Girven Rd & Martin St, Bayfair
Sunday - 10am Family Communion with mix of hymns and contemporary music. Activities for children in the service or in Sunday School. 
Service followed my morning tea in the hall

Ethos: Friendly, active parish, with a strong sense of living in Christ’s way. 

Ethnicity: Mainly European, embracing all cultures.

Children: Two Childcare Centres: Growing Through Grief run the Seasons programme every school term; midweek pre-school music group; mid-week Seeds Service and Starfish - combination music and bible study for preschoolers and parents.

Social: Parish complex well used by community groups; indoor bowls; care and craft; seniors exercise classes. The church has many social events during the year for families, for men and women.

Outreach: Drop In Centre; 4 Rest homes with monthly services;

Highlights: Saints & Angels street party (alternative to Halloween); Pet Sunday in October