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8.00am Sunday
Every Sunday there is a Holy Communion Service at 8.00am. On the first, third and fifth Sundays we celebrate Communion using the Book of Common Prayer (often referred to as the 1662 version). On the second and fourth Sunday we use the Liturgy from the New Zealand Prayer Book, this is a more traditional Anglican service.

9.30am Sunday
Every Sunday we hold a service of Praise and Worship at 9.30am. This service includes modern worship, prayer, readings and teachings concluding with Holy Communion; the service also provides opportunity for personal testimony. The 9.30am service varies in content and style from the 8.00am service as it is less formal while still following Anglican Liturgy. This service is followed by morning tea and a time of fellowship in the Hall.

10.00am Wednesday
Every Wednesday at 10.00am there is a service of Holy Communion using the Book of Common Prayer. This service is kept short, about 30 - 40 minutes, and is ideal for older folk who find the longer service difficult to sit through. This service is followed by a time of fellowship over morning tea.

Creche Facilities
You can enter our creche facilities from the inside of the church or from outside the church. Inside the creche you are able to hear and see what is happening within the church. The creche is sound proofed in that those in the church cannot hear what is happening in the creche but those within the creche can hear what is being said/sung in the church. Please ask one of our Welcoming Team or one of our Parishioners to show you this facility.

There is also seating at the back right of the church that provides space for children and parents, with exit from the church easily accessible.

Special Services:
Baptisms and Child Blessings
We offer both infant/young child and adult baptism to those who are committed to Christ; alternatively a service of blessing is offered. Prior to baptism, preparation classes are held. Our Baptismal Policy is available from the Vicar or the Parish Office.

Confirmation is available for those who wish to publicly accept their baptismal vows with the laying on of hands by the Bishop. Confirmation classes and services are held annually. You may obtain further details from the Vicar.

EASTER Celebrations
Our Easter celebrations include:
Shrove Tuesday - Pancake Evening - a time of fellowship and fun
Ash Wednesday service in the church
Lenten Studies in the church
Good Friday service
Easter Sunday services

Holy Trinity believes in the sanctity of marriage before God and encourages all those partaking to attend the marriage preparation classes.

Services at Forest Lake Gardens
A Holy Communion service is held in the Atrium on the 1st and 3rd Sunday of the month, and is followed by morning tea and a time of fellowship in the Pavilion.

MINISTRIES WITHIN THE PARISH (in alphabetical order)
Contact parish office, 07 847 6581 to confirm times and details.

A team of volunteers who serve providing hospitality for church and special parish events, Sunday morning teas and special services.

Children & Junior and Senior Youth
Discovery Kid's Club
Discovery Kid's Club offers activities for children aged 3 years and up to year 6. Discovery Kid's Club is held in the hall while the 9.30am Sunday Praise and Worship service is being held in the church. This club meets during the weeks of the school term.

Junior Youth Group
Junior Youth group is for those who are in Form 1 and 2
When: Sunday mornings
Where: In the Upper room of the hall
What time: Whilst the 9.30am Praise & Worship service is being held in the church. Junior Youth group also enjoys recreational activities and combined events with the Senior Youth group

Senior Youth Group
Senior Youth group is for those who are High School age.
When: Friday evenings
Where: off our premises
What time: 5.30pm to 8.30pm starting with a shared meal
What Happens: Recreational activities, fun, friendship teaching discussion, and prayer.
Leaders: Karl & Deanna Bosenius

Men coming together for fellowship, support, personal growth, and life application of God's Word.
When: Fortnightly on a Thursday.
Where: Joining together at West Hamilton Community Church, Railside Rd
What Time: 7.30pm

Men's Accountability Groups
Men meeting on a regular basis to support each other through life's challenges and to hold each other accountable.

Men's Ministry also encourages the men of the parish to attend the Promise Keepers Conference. The men have a great weekend of fellowship and teaching as well as enjoying a "Blokes Breakfast".

Men's ministry contact person - Clive Burnell

Prayer Groups
We have prayer groups that meet throughout the week, and we also have a Prayer Chain.

Pastoral Care Team
The Pastoral Care Team carry out a number of tasks including Hospital visitations, home visits, Chapel help, Rest-home care/service, engaging the church's "prayer chain" with prayer needs, and arranging meals for those who are unwell. Regular phone calls are also made to follow up those in need. Pastoral Care is also involved in the organisation of the Senior Fellowship group.
Contact the Parish Office

Seniors Morning Tea
An opportunity for senior church members to meet for teaching and fellowship.
The meetings take place bi-monthly in various parishioner's homes.

Small Groups
Small groups meet in many homes for fellowship, bible study and prayer.
Small Group Co-ordinator - Rev Stephen Bright

Jewel - Women's Ministry
Women meeting once a term for fellowship and ministry.

Other ministries within the Parish include:
Flower Guild
The Flower Guild provide floral arrangements and displays for church services and special occasions.

Helps serves in practical and necessary ways providing property maintenance, lawn mowing, gardening, church cleaning, caring for church linen.

Worship Co-ordination Team
This team works together to ensure that Sunday services are co-ordinated with excellence. The team is made up of Musicians,Pray-ers, Readers, Chalice Bearers, Sacristans, Sound Equipment Technicians.

Welcome Team
This team warmly welcomes people to services and events in such a way that they feel welcomed and accepted, creating a desire to return.

Tithes and offerings can be made using our giving envelope system or by making a payment directly into our bank account.
Further information is available in the Welcome Pack offered or from the Parish Office.


Vestry Meetings are held on a monthly basis.
When: Usually on the 3rd Wednesday of the month
Where: In the Hall
What Time: At 7pm
Contact the Parish Office for further details

Vestry Members:
Des Meads - Vicar's Warden
Richard Philip - People's Warden
Raewyn Burnell - Synod Rep
Peter Day - Synod Rep
Jenny Barkle - Vestry / Treasurer
Carol Stevenson - Vestry / Secretary
Carol Davis - Vestry
Ken Monk - Vestry

As a church and through individuals we pray for and support:
Philemon Mfumbe, Yakobo Kilamba, Edwin Ziade, Jasmine Masoli, Nickson Charles Lalika in Tanzania;
Katoke Lweru Secondary School (KLSS) in Tanzania
Amani Training Centre - Tanzania
Barnabas Fund NZ
NZCMS Missionaries
World Vision and TearFund children and their community: Molly in Uganda and Atsed Gebre Damete in Ethiopia.
Mission Partners - Gabriel and Biz Jens
Fraser High School
St Mark's Community - Nawton