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St Andrew's by the Sea is an historic church situated on the corner of Albert and Owen Streets, in Whitianga, NZ. From its very beginning, this church has been used as a place of worship for all Protestant denominations.

This church may be small in size, but is very active in the community, offering many activities and sharing the love of Christ in a very practical way.


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St Andrew's By The Sea

Worship at St Andrew's by the Sea

9:30 a.m. every Sunday

Communion service first Sunday of every month

Children are always welcome.Bible activities are provided for children to explore while seated with their parents.

There is a quiet corner with toys at the back of the church. Older children may choose to learn with a Bible teacher in the lounge.

Parish Secretary: Dorothy Preece 022 1322 061

Office email:
Contact Maureen 027 246 6164

Church Bank Account Number for online deposits: 020 496 0062562 000

For donations to Meals online deposits: 03 1578 0108901 00

Opportunities for Worship, and Fellowship in April/May

        Sunday Worship @ St Andrew’s - Sundays 9:30 am

June     4th           Bill Woodward            Communion

              11th           Bill Woodward                         

           18th           Deacon Margaret Birtles   (Waikato Waiariki Synod)             

           25th           Dorothy Preece         


July     2nd           Rev. David Rollinson         Communion

               9th            Rev. David Rollinson                  

         16th            Bill Woodward             

         23rd            Dorothy Preece
         28th            John Ormsby               (Also combined churches 5 pm. at St Peters)  



                                                                   Sunday Duty Rosters


Door Welcoming:

1st Sunday – Martin Wigmore, Ian Brown

2nd Sunday - Barbara Blake, Janet Brown

3rd Sunday - Dorothy Preece, Madeleine Saunders

4th Sunday - Annie Lynch, Madeleine Saunders

5th Sunday - Elizabeth Nicholls, Ian & Janet Brown

Morning Tea:

1stSunday -   Barbara Blake, Annie Lynch, Madeleine Saunders

2nd Sunday - Gina Mahmud,

3rd Sunday - Linda Stephenson, Heather Anderson

4th Sunday - Martin Wigmore, Enid Hogg, Joy McGregor

5th Sunday  -  Dorothy Preece, Gina Mahmud



Regular Groups

Mondays: Monthly Friendship Coffee Group
Meets first Monday of the month at Espy Cafe 10.30. Bring your friends.
                 Upright & Active
  9.30 a.m. Weekly exercises for active seniors.
Church Hall. Contact Carol Melrose 867 1097
                  Community Meals takeaway only, every Monday 3.30 - 5 pm.
                  Deliveries can be arranged for those unable to come in. Contact Maureen 027 246 6164

Tuesdays:  Exercise Group  (9.00am - 10.00am)
                  Stitch 'n Chat  
Alternate Tuesdays  1.30 pm. Hamilton Room Contact Julie 021 169 1637
                  Enliven (Presbyterian Support for the Elderly) weekly   Contact Jenny 021 071 9539

Wednesdays: Ladies Bible Study   10.00 a.m. Contact Julie 021 169 1637
                  Inter-Church Woman's Fellowship     monthly     contact Annie 866 3711
                  Parkinson's Support - 6 weekly - contact Keith for dates and times

Enliven (Presbyterian Support for the Elderly) weekly   Contact Jenny 021 071 9539

Friday:       Cancer Support Coffee Morning   First Friday of every month. Contact Ruth 021 363 840
                  AA Driver Licensing   Second Friday of each month.  (No booking allowed)









Death Notice

It is with great sadness that we note the passing of
Rev. Mary Petersen on the 6th May 2023.
A celebration of Mary's life will be held in the
 Grahamstown Chapel,
 102 Kirkwood Street,
on Monday 22nd May at 1 pm.

There will be a livestream of the service here at St Andrews for those who do not wish to travel to Thames

Mark your diary!

Friendship Coffee – bring your friends!

Madeleine invites everyone to come to

ESPY CAFÉ @ 10:30

ON THE FIRST Thursday of every month

Thursday June 1st

To share smiles and stories


                                                                                                                    Gift Idea

‘Mercury Bay Inspirations’

by Julie St George and Dorothy Preece

 $25 a copy

All proceeds to St Andrew’s Church.