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Pohangina Parish

1.  St Mary Magdalene  2.  St Bartholomews


Physical Location
and Street Address
1.  St Mary Magdalene
67 Cambridge Avenue

2.   St Bartholomews
1921 Pohangina Valley East Road

Contact Phone Number(s) 06 326 8543
Officiating Priests Reverend Michael Russell  and Reverend Pam Barnett 
Office Administrator Helen Morgan
Bishop's Warden in Charge, and Chair of Finance Team  Lyn O'Fee
People's Warden Penny Foxley 
Website Administration Neill Smart 

Ashhurst is a small country town with a population of about three thousand, it is set in the very beautiful Pohangina valley at the junction of the Manawatu and Pohangina rivers.

As the people of the Parish of Pohangina we believe that it is God's greatest desire to be in a relationship with all people, so we therefore seek to be a place where all in the community feel that they can belong and be part of God's Kingdom. This includes both the parish and the wider community. We want to be "A place to belong".

Our dedicated ministry team and currently, four music groups alternate each week in leading a contemporary, liturgical service, one that aims to present the Gospel as relevant, inspirational and applicable to everyday life.

Service Times

St Mary Magdalene is located on the main street in the Ashhurst. Our main service is held at 10.00 am every Sunday catering for all ages with a children's program each Sunday during term time. 

We have a quieter more formal service that is run on the first Sunday of the month at 8.00 a.m. 

Thursday 9.00am communion is reflective and relaxed, held in the sunny foyer of the church.

We have adult house groups running throughout the week.

Little Kiwis is a playgroup for parents and their preschool children on Tuesday mornings from 9.30 – 11.30 am.

St Mary Magdalene  St Barts 

St Bartholomew's is situated on the Pohangina Valley East Road north of the Highland Home Christian Camp. 

We meet regularly on the second and fourth Sunday of each month at 10.00 a.m.
A housegroup runs in the evening timed around the key farming seasons. We operate in an informal manner.

More information can be obtained by emailing us or telephoning the main Parish number as listed above. Visitors are always welcome.

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