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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 Assistant Reverend Richard Noble 
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 St Thomas' Church family has two services on a Sunday morning: a traditional Eucharist at 8.30am at St Thomas' Chapel at 200 Riddiford Street, followed by a more relaxed, family-oriented service with a children's programme at 10.30am, which is held at Newtown School Hall in Mein Street.  This second service is proceeded by a community breakfast at Newtown School Hall from 9.30am to 10.00am, to which all are welcome.   

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

8.30am Sunday Traditional Eucharist at St Thomas' Chapel, 200 Riddiford Street 
10.30am Sunday Family-oriented service with children's programme at Newtown School Hall, Mein Street

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