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St Thomas' - Wellington South

Physical Address:


200 Riddiford Street, Newtown

Postal: P O Box 7023, Newtown, Wellington 6242


04 976 7015 or 021 464 696



Priest In Charge

Reverend Mark Johnson
Priest Assistants  Reverend Richard Noble and Reverend Jethro Day 
Bishop's Warden

John Petley

People's Warden Julie Bell 


The Parish of Wellington South serves the wonderfully colourful and multicultural inner Wellington suburbs of Newtown and Berhampore.  Within our boundaries we have a dozen or more social housing estates, some of which are home to parishioners.  Many artists and musicians choose to live in our neighbourhood alongside middle class families and a number of sizeable migrant communities.  We have three schools within the parish and many early childhood centres. 

The Anglican Church community gathers for worship at St Thomas' Chapel in Newtown, which is also used during the week as a drop-in centre for the Wellington City Mission.  On Sunday mornings we have two services, a traditional Eucharist at 9.00am followed by a more relaxed, family-oriented service with a children's programme at 10.30am. 

Our congregations mirror the colour and diversity of the wider parish neighbourhood.  We offer a particular welcome to those who live with mental illness, but also have parishioners with experience of addiction, homelessness, unemployment and imprisonment.  Our parish is also home to a number of intentional Christian communities including two Urban Vision teams.



Time of service

Day of the week

Brief details about service

9.00am Sunday Tradition Eucharist
10.30am Sunday Family-oriented service with children's programme

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