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

The church building of St Mary is currently closed due to being a high earthquake risk, however, we are now meeting down the road at the Old School, Hukanui Park, adjacent to the Gordonton Hall, until strengthening work has been

Contact / Office Hours

Office: The office is temporarily closed due to earthquake risk. However, email and telephone contact is still available (see below) Email: Phone: 021 985530 (Fridays only) or any day after business hours on 07 8492761 Wedding queries: Sally-Ann Riddell 

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

Read more

Photos of Saint Mary’s

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

Read more


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