Hororata Parish ministry is available albeit at the end of our phone lines, or please join us on Facebook where we will be sharing parish updates, worship services and all things being equal a little light-heartedness.

Stay safe, Stay in your bubble, Save Lives


Kia ora everyone,

We are journeying in uncertain times, but we are not alone, most of us are fortunate to have some way of staying connected to others even as we stay within our own bubble.

The church building is closed but parish ministry continues. I must stay within my family bubble, but I am at work. If you need someone to chat with, I am available by phone, email etc. If you need help please ring. We will be posting things on the web and Facebook during this time

When Paul wrote to the Philippians he encouraged them to do the following beloved, whatever is true, whatever is honourable, whatever is just, whatever is pure, whatever is pleasing, whatever is commendable, if there is any excellence and if there is anything worthy of praise, think about these things. Keep on doing the things and the God of peace will be with you.”

God bless you, kia kaha,


COVID-19 Closure Notice - Church Buildings are closed and all in-person church gatherings have halted.  




Every Sunday, 9:30 am

St Johns Church, Hororata


1st & 3rd Sundays,  11:00 am

St Andrews of the Glen Church



Thursdays during School Term

Time: 9:30am - 10:00am

Held at Hororata Primary School Library

Pre-schoolers can explore creativity through music
and join with other toddlers at play.  
Parents and whanau can catch up, share a cuppa and
make new friends.




Carol's Closet





Open: Tuesday, Wednesday & Thursday

Hours: 10 am - 2 pm

Location: Hororata Community Hall, an easy 5-minute walk from the Cafe

All proceeds are put towards community pastoral care.






Annual Hororata Parish Spring Fair

Art & Soul Dinner and Art Auction





Thursdays 10 am-11.30 am

Meet at St Andrews of the Glen Church, Glentunnel for a cup of tea, coffee, and a healthy chin wag. There is also a bit of needlework done as well. Everyone welcome.



A full range of services is available in our local community churches.


Faith. Kindness. Community. Respect. These are the cornerstones behind Hororata Parish.  Our first wooden church built in 1875 established on the ideals of giving everyone a chance to gather as a community, learn, grow, and define their own religious identity through sharing. Today our community reflects the diverse use of the land and those who look after it. Some are 6th generation descendants of the earlier settlers and others are recent arrivals involved in local farming activities, or commuting to work in Christchurch or neighbouring towns.

Hororata in effect means the place of landslip (“
horo”) by the rata (a native tree).


The role of a vicar in a small community is immensely important.  Jenni has been ministering to the spiritual well-being of our parish for the last 10 years.  Along with being our Fire Chief, much of her time is spent in service to local families.  Our vicar is also part of the team of volunteers that host Hororata Highland Games, Night Glow and the local family favourite, the Hororata Parish Spring Fair. 
Please give Jenni a call if you need help and/or assistance.

224 Hororata Road. HORORATA, 7572

Phone: 021706544

email: vicar@hororataparish.co.nz