Parish Office: is closed until 9am on Monday 15th January.


For urgent pastoral assistance during the holiday period:

Until 9th January please contact Rev Wayne Te Kaawa on 027 553 3007.

From 9th January please contact Rev Graeme Munro on 473 8911 or

 (027) 473 0526 or check the office answer-phone on 487 6367.


Tonight: all welcome to Carols by Candlelight at 9.00pm at the Caversham Baptist Church, South Rd (supper at 8.30pm.)



Tonight at First Church,  at 5.30pm, Carols for Kids (children, families and grandparents all welcome.) Limited parking available.

At 11.30pm – Carol Singing


Tomorrow: the combined parish Christmas Day service will be held at Caversham at 9.30am. Donations to the Christian World Service Christmas Appeal will be received as a retiring offering at this service.


Combined Parish Services: please note that all upcoming combined parish services will be at 10am (except for Christmas Day, when the service will start at 9.30am.) We invite you to bring a contribution for morning tea after each combined service, but please note there will not be morning tea on Christmas Day.


Christain World Service Christmas Appeal donation envelopes can be returned with your offering any Sunday until the end of January. We will then send all donations together to CWS. We commend this appeal to you.


Message from Session: The Session, at their recent meeting, made a number of decisions which require the support of the congregation. To gain this, a Special Congregational Meeting will be held immediately following the combined Worship on Sunday 21st January at Caversham. The purpose of this meeting is to elect Margaret Eastwood and Rodney Clayton to Session and approve the appointment of a Transition Minister, with whom negotiations are not yet complete. Further details will be contained in intimations read during Worship on 7th and 14th January 2018.


Watchnight service at First Church, Moray Place - New Year's Eve 11pm. Time to pause, to look back, to reflect, to remember, and to look to the new year about to begin. This will finish before midnight in time to get to the Octagon.


Worship services in the parish:

Sunday 31st Dec     10.00am           Combined at St Margaret’s Green Island

Sunday 7th Jan        10.00am           Combined at Caversham (Communion)

Sunday 14th Jan      10.00am           Combined at St Margaret’s Green Island

Sunday 21st Jan      10.00am           Combined at Caversham; followed by a

                                                             special congregational meeting

Sunday 28th Jan       9.30am            Worship at Caversham

                                11.00am           Worship at St Margaret’s Green Island