From the Vicar

In today’s unstable world, people are looking for an anchor to hold onto, and for many people that anchor is God.  God is all knowing, unchanging, loving, and understanding.  The wonderful thing about Christianity is that God knows only too

Worship services

Our worship mixes both modern with traditional, and we have a mixture of modern songs and hymns. We are evangelical in our faith & orthodox in our belief. We are a small and friendly enthusiastic parish who warmly welcomes all people. After

Contact / Office Hours

Office: Most Fridays from 9am to 2:45pm in the church vestry/office. The church is also open during this time for prayer and quiet reflection. Email: Phone: 027 421-3200 (Fridays only 9am-2:45pm) or A/H 07 8492761 Wedding queries: Sally-Ann Riddell  on

A Brief History & the Churchyard

Before the church of St Mary existed in Gordonton/Hukanui, Archdeacon Cowie arrived on horseback once a month to take a service in the old Gordonton Hall. Later the services were held in the Old school on Piako Road. The Mission was

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Photos of Saint Mary’s

Head over to our Facebook page to view our collection of photos.

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We are pleased that you may be considering Saint Mary’s as a place to celebrate your wedding. Saint Mary’s is a wonderful picturesque church for small wedding ceremonies of up to 80 people. There are also superb after ceremony venues


  If you are reading this page because you are wondering about getting baptised then that is great news. It may be helpful for you to know a little about Baptism before you consider further whether you want to get

Children & Youth

Children: An overseen Children’s Church is currently on hold.  In the meantime, after Communion a family candle is lit, and prayers offered for children and families.  Children can then help themselves to an “Activity Pack” that has coloured pencils, colouring in