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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 June/July

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

  June    2nd        Dorothy Preece  -  Communion      

                 9th         Elizabeth Nicholls - Praise Service                       

            16th        Bill Woodward                                       

            23rd        Bill Woodward
            30th        John Twemlow


July       7th       Rev. David Rolinson        Communion

               14th       Rev. David Rolinson                

           21st       Bill Woodward       

           28th       Bill Woodward                        



Please Note: 

Dorothy is now away until the end of July.

We are very happy to report that Debbie has agreed to fill in with admin tasks and hall bookings while Dorothy is away.

It is hoped that this will lead to a paid job for Debbie, who will be ‘growing’ into the job, information gathering and getting to know us all.  Debbie will be monitoring the church emails:

Welcome to the team Debbie!  May God prosper your work.

Help! Are you computer savvy?

Damon is setting up the church to meet the demand for live-streaming at funerals and other events.

The cameras are getting sorted. The most efficient way to do this is through YouTube, so to comply we now need

                                         50 PEOPLE who use gmail, to ‘subscribe’ to the church YouTube


                                       Please go to and ‘search’ for @standrewswhitianga

                                                                      Then click ‘subscribe’


                                              It costs nothing, it just registers you as a supporter.
                              We can all help with this by asking all our
gmail friends and relations
                                              to ‘subscribe’ to help us with our tech. future.

Made By Hand Craft Weekend

Friday 28 – Sunday 30th June

Last year, our inaugural Craft Weekend was such a success that we decided we must repeat it. Please advertise it and encourage all craftspeople, men, women and children to display their work.

Please pick up the flyers from the church table and distribute them to your crafty friends. 

We want everything from beading to blacksmithing, (but not baking), woodwork to woolcraft.  Anything ‘made by hand’ qualifies. If the items are for sale, the creators can leave their cards to take orders.    

The Sunday morning service will be a celebration of creativity, led by Rev. John Twemlow who, by the way, is a clock maker. 

Annie is organising the event and she will need help. 



Table space is at a premium, so please get in quick.

Annie:  07 866 3711  or 027 322 3332

Or email:







                                                                   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, Annie Lynch

2nd Sunday - Gina Mahmud,

3rd Sunday - Christine Christie, Heather Anderson

4th Sunday -  Brigid Clarke, Joy McGregor

5th Sunday  -  Gina Mahmud



Regular Groups

Mondays:   Upright & Active  9.30 a.m. Weekly exercises for active seniors.
Church Hall. Contact Kathy 021 254 2769 or Wendy 027 721 5113
                  Manawai Kai Heart Food Kitchen Community Meals
takeaway only, every Monday 3.30 - 5 pm.
                  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 (Currently in recess.) 

Wednesdays: Ladies Bible Study   10.00 a.m. Contact Julie 021 169 1637
                  Inter-Church Woman's Fellowship monthly contact Annie 866 3711
                  Scrapbags Quilting Group 10am weekly. Contact Robin 866 5029
                  Parkinson's Support - 6 weekly - contact Keith 027 459 8683 for dates and times

Enliven (Presbyterian Support for the Elderly) weekly  (Currently in recess.)  

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









                                                                                                                                                                            Gift Idea

‘Mercury Bay Inspirations’

by Julie St George and Dorothy Preece

 $25 a copy

All proceeds to St Andrew’s Church.