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Parish of Ruapehu

1.St John's     2.St Mary's

Physical Location
and Street Address

St John's
Ayr Street  

St Mary's
130 Seddon Street 

P O Box 138, Raetihi 4646

Contact Phone Number(s)

06 385 4957 or 027 499 2943


Bishop's Warden in Charge 

Mrs Alison Seifert

People's Warden

Mrs Jane Sherrit 

Ruapehu Anglican Parish is a small rural parish run by a small but dedicated Leadership Team.  Most parishioners contribute to and take an active part in our weekly services.  

Services are held in Ohakune on the first and third Sunday of each month.  Services are held in Raetihi on the second and fourth Sunday.  All services begin at 10.00am with the exception of the fifth Sunday.  On the fifth Sunday the service is Evening Prayer held in the Hall followed by a shared meal.  This service alternates between Raetihi and Ohakune.  All are welcome to join the meal following the service.  

Our vicarage is available for hire as a retreat centre (in conjunction with St Mary's church & hall) or as holiday accommodation. Visit Bachcare ( ID #4598) or Airbnb. Stay in your full self contained camper at St Mary's church, visit Ruapehu Parish. Both halls (Ohakune and Raetihi) are available for overnight stays of up to 15 people; email

Our parish is situated in the foothills of Mt Ruapehu on the boundary of the Tongariro National Park; a World Heritage site and Whanganui National Park.  


 St John's Ohakune   St Mary's Raetihi



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