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St James' - Lower Hutt

Physical Location
and Street Address

71 Woburn Road
Lower Hutt

Contact Phone Number(s)

04 569 6737




Rev Peter Benge

Associate Priest

Rev Jean Malcolm

Parish Administrator

Alan Boaden

Service Times 

St James offers different worship styles in 3 services on Sunday morning.  

Sunday Worship at St James

8.00 am NZ Prayer Book Eucharist service without hymns;

9.00 am Less formal service with band

10.30 am NZ Prayer Book sung Eucharist with choir and organ

Children are included in the 9 am service and a children's programme is offered at the 10.30 am service.

During the week activities include mid-week services on Wednesday and Thursday, Bible Study groups, youth activities, choirs, AAW (for Anglican Women), Men's Group, and Bell ringing

The Anglican Parish of Lower Hutt serves the people of central Lower Hutt and the Western Hills of Korokoro, Normandale, Maungaraki, Harbourview, Tirohanga, Belmont and Kelson. The parish also administers the All Saints' Church, Belmont. For Service information see All Saints Church, Belmont 

The parish is one of the oldest in the Wellington district having occupied the present site, or near to it, since the early 1840's. St James's Church is located at the entrance to Lower Hutt CBD, near to the Ewen Bridge and adjacent to the Lower Hutt Memorial Library. Car parking for the church is situated in the area between the Church and library. Parts of the Historic Churchyard have been preserved and can be accessed via the two Lychgates.

With one of the larger auditoriums in the district with quality audio and display equipment, the church is used for community events such as concerts as well as the regular church services. The pipe organ is a special feature, as are the painted ceiling panels. The church has Historical Significance status. The church also has a two-storey hall which, in addition to church activities, is used by local community groups for regular and special events. The church has an on-going relationship with Chilton St James School in Lower Hutt, with clergy from St James's Church appointed as Chaplains.

No reira waiho ko te aroha o Te Matua Kaha Rawa hei korowai mou.
May the love of Almighty God enfold you!