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A Church was erected at Waimea West and opened on 8th December, 1855.  With the passage of time the condition of the Church deteriorated and in 1889 it was pulled down and a new one erected on the same site, where it remains today.  In 1935 Waimea West became part of the newly created Parish of Motueka and was then administered by Diocesan clergy, with Fr. E Carmine as the first Parish Priest.  In 1950 Fr. M Bradford was appointed Parish Priest of Motueka, which began an 18 year association with this area.  Waimea West remained in the Motueka Parish until the Richmond Parish was formed.

In latter years Mass has been celebrated according to circumstances, currently on the 4th Saturday of every month at 5pm.  This fulfills the expressed wish of the will of Miss Emma Ann O’Connor who endowed the Parish generously for the maintenance of the Church and graveyard.

The Church is on the corner of Waimea West Road and Moutere Highway.


155 Moutere Highway


(03) 544 0118

Open Hours

Saturday (Vigil) 5pm on fourth Saturday each month

Sts. Peter and Paul's Catholic Church Moutere Highway

Sts. Peter and Paul's Catholic Church Moutere Highway, Best Island, New Zealand

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