We are an evangelical, charismatic Anglican parish, centered on St. John’s Church & Worship Centre in Wakefield Village, and also allied with St Paul’s in Murchison and St Peter’s in Tapawera. We are a church who are working hard to be an authentic expression of being Christian, as well as being deeply engaged with our rural communities. At present we are seeking to shift from being primarily providers of worship services, to becoming missional people engaged strongly with our community with a view to reach others for Christ.
In St. Johns ‘On the Hill’, We have the oldest church in the South Island, and also one of the newest, in the St. Johns Worship Centre. Homegroups are a significant part of our life together, and our Mission Statement is: To Worship God and Grow as disciples, to love one another deeply and to go out with Good Deeds and Good News.
Our present outreach in Wakefield is to children in Mainly Music at 10am Monday mornings and our Kids Church which runs parallel to the 10.30am service at Wakefield Worship Centre.
We also hold a monthly luncheon for the elderly in Wakefield.