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St Stephen's - Marton  

Physical Location
and Street Address
Maunder St, Marton
Contact Phone Number(s) 06 327 8398 - Office 
06 327 7930 - Priest in Charge
Email and Website 
Priest in Charge Reverend Tim Duxfield 
Wardens Jason Groube and Sue Wells


Rangitikei Parish which includes St Stephen's is a large rural parish situated south of Mt Ruapehu and west of the Rangitikei River.  The foundation stone was laid in 1871 by Bishop Hadfield.  The church was built by local families and the Reverend Towgood to designs by George F. Allen of Wanganui in the perpendicular Gothic style. It features a free standing belfry and a Norman & Beard organ in original condition.

Services are held every Sunday at 8.00am and 9.30am, and on a Wednesday (in the Towgood lounge) at 10.00am. 

An EFM group meets every Monday afternoon.  We have a Children and Families Ministry which meets each Sunday at St Stephen's at 9.30am worship, and has a monthly lunch.  

There are monthly meetings of the Men's Group and Women's Fellowship, and a Ladies' Luncheon with a guest speaker is held on the second Wednesday of each month in the Hall.  The Franciscan Spirituality Group meets monthly on the second Sunday evening of the month.    

An enthusiastic choir sings at Easter, Christmas and other special services.




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Towgood Lounge





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