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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 December/January

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

       Dec 3rd          Rev. Shirley Barker-Kirby           Communion

                10th          Rev.John Twemlow                         

            17th          Carol Service - Jan Bates         

            24th          Dorothy Preece
            25th          Christmas Day Family Service  Dorothy Preece    
            31st          Ross McCook  (See note below)



       Jan 7th        Rev. Viv Coleman         Communion

               14th         Kevin Pringle                

           21st         Dorothy Preece           

           28th         Deacon Margaret Birtles

        Ross McCook will bring the word to us on the 31st December.    
        He will tell us about his work with young peoples, through the Christian organisation, 'Heart for Youth'.
        Ross is the son of Barbara McCook, known to many of us as a very strong local Christian.
        We are delighted to welcome Ross to our pulpit.              



                                                                   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 -  Ian & Janet Brown

Morning Tea:

1stSunday -   Barbara Blake,  Madeleine Saunders

2nd Sunday - Gina Mahmud,

3rd Sunday - Christine Christy, Heather Anderson

4th Sunday -  Enid Hogg, Joy McGregor

5th Sunday  -  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) Contact Kathie 021 254 2769 or Wendy 027 7215113
                  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
                  Bible Study Group 10 a.m.  - contact Dorothy 022 132 2061

Friday:       Cancer Support Coffee Morning   First Friday of every month. Contact Ruth 021 363 840









Carols on Float Day

Come and help us sing a selection of  carols and Christmas Songs
on Float Day.

Time: 12:00  (Assemble)
Date:  Sunday 3rd December
Place: Taylor's Mistake
(near the big Christmas Tree)

Friendship Coffee – bring your friends!

Madeleine invites everyone to come to

ESPY CAFÉ @ 10:30

ON THE FIRST Monday of every month

                                                                                                                    Gift Idea

‘Mercury Bay Inspirations’

by Julie St George and Dorothy Preece

 $25 a copy

All proceeds to St Andrew’s Church.