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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 August/Sept

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

August 6th           Rev. Shirley Barker-Kirby           Communion

              13th          Julie St George and Bible Study Group                         

           20th          Rev. John Twemlow          

           27th          Rev. Andrew Doubleday - UCANZ Ministry Facilitator         


Sept    3rd          Dorothy Preece                  Communion

            10th           Elizabeth Nicholls - Praise and Worship                  

         17th           Ross Millar             

         24th           Kevin Pringle



                                                                   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
                  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









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.