A very warm welcome to Hororata Parish,

Whether you are visiting, just moved into the neighbourhood or are a 5th generation local, our parish community is open to all.

Our parish offers spiritual comfort and compassion to whoever asks or is in need. Pastoral Care is an integral part of our ministry, within our gatherings for worship services and beyond the church walls.  Our wonderful Rev, Jenni has taken a well-deserved retirement after 14 years of dedicated service to our community.  We are all very grateful for the gracious gifts she shared and the immense contribution Jenni made to our community. However, like the seasons, times change and on that note... 

We wish to welcome Hororata's Interim Priest-in-Charge: The Reverend Canon Mandy Neil.  Mandy will be supporting our parish while we find a permanent replacement later this year.  Rev. Mandy has shared a little bit about herself which we share below.  Please feel free to give Rev. Mandy a call; she will always make time for you.

To find out more or to take part in our community stay, up-to-date on our Facebook page:  Community activities, special services, parish updates, and local get-togethers that are a regular occurrence. 

 

 

 

 

  WELCOME REV. MANDY NEIL

Rev’d Canon Mandy Neil,

Christchurch 8083.

email: vicar@hororataparish.co.nz

We are very fortunate to have Mandy joining us in the interim, as she brings a kind heart and a wealth of experience.  Mandy is a semi-retired Anglican priest, a Justice of the Peace, A Clerical Canon for Christ Church Cathedral, and a member of the Clinical Board of the Canterbury Charity Hospital. Before ordination, Mandy was a primary schoolteacher throughout Christchurch for 30 years. 

After studying alongside Hororata’s now retired Vicar Jenni, at St. John’s College in Auckland, for 3 years, Mandy became Curate at St. Michael and All Angels from 2005 to 2007, and Vicar at St. Paul’s Papanui from 2007 until 2011. She resigned from the Papanui Parish to take care of her mother with Alzheimers at home full time, until her mother died in 2014.

Mandy returned to part-time work around the Diocese of Christchurch from 2015, serving as interim Priest-in-Charge in the parishes of Addington, Glenmark/Waikari, Woodend/Pegasus, South Christchurch, and Amberley. All of these parishes now have their own permanent Vicar again.

Mandy is delighted to be able to be with the Hororata Parish until later in 2022, and looks forward to meeting as many of the parishioners and local community as possible. Please contact Mandy if you need support or assistance.

 

REGULAR CHURCH SERVICES

Every Sunday, 9:30 am, St Johns Church, Hororata

Mask wearing will be required inside the church. Thank you in advance for helping us through these challenging times. 

 

 

 

 

Carol's Closet

 

 

 

PARISH OPPORTUNITY SHOP

Open: Tuesday, Wednesday & Thursday

Hours: 10 am - 2 pm

Location: Hororata Community Hall

All proceeds are put towards community pastoral care.

 

 

 

LOCAL PARISH INSPIRED EVENTS

The annual Hororata Parish Spring Fair will stay on our calendar

and be celebrated in the appropriate style for Covid levels.

 

 

 

 

WEDDINGS, BAPTISMS, FUNERALS

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

ABOUT HORORATA PARISH

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 the drooping (“horo”) rata (a native tree).

GET TO KNOW OUR VICAR

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 14 years.  Jenni is now taking a well deserved retirement. 

ABOUT REV. MANDY NEIL

We are very fortunate to have Mandy joining us in the interim as she brings a wealth of experience.  Mandy is a semi-retired Anglican priest, a Justice of the Peace, A Clerical Canon for Christ Church Cathedral, and a member of the Clinical Board of the Canterbury Charity Hospital. Before ordination, Mandy was a primary schoolteacher throughout Christchurch for 30 years.

After studying alongside Hororata’s now retired Vicar Jenni, at St. John’s College in Auckland, for 3 years, Mandy became Curate at St. Michael and All Angels from 2005 to 2007, and Vicar at St. Paul’s Papanui from 2007 until 2011. She resigned from the Papanui Parish to take care of her mother with Alzheimers at home full time, until her mother died in 2014.

Mandy returned to part-time work around the Diocese of Christchurch from 2015, serving as interim Priest-in-Charge in the parishes of Addington, Glenmark/Waikari, Woodend/Pegasus, South Christchurch, and Amberley. All of these parishes now have their own permanent Vicar again.

Mandy is delighted to be able to be with the Hororata Parish until later in 2022, and looks forward to meeting as many of the parishioners and local community as possible..  Please contact Mandy if you need support or assitance.

Rev’d Canon Mandy Neil,

21 Earlham Street, Brooklands, Christchurch 8083. 

Phone: 03 3292006  

email: vicar@hororataparish.co.nz