Christ Our Light

St. Margaret's

Anglican Church, Taihape

Welcome to St Margaret's
Anglican Church | Taihape
Established in 1902
The story of the parish is a very rich one
Our Story
Speaks of faith and commitment
to ensure Anglican Worship
for the Taihape District
Our Mission
To be the light of Christ in our community
Our Vision
To encourage the gifts of the Holy Spirit
and to Grow the Church
Our Values
We value our faithful parishioners
the Wise and the Wonderful
the Little and the Lively
Our Commitment
We will encourage the gifts of our parishioners
Diocesan Mission Statement
We are family, we are disciples,
we care for the last,
the lost and the least
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Rev Tracey Peters

Welcome to St. Margaret's

St. Margaret’s, situated in Huia Street, is an Anglican parish church of Taihape in the Diocese of Wellington.

The story of the parish – a very rich one – speaks of faith and commitment of the parishioners to ensure Anglican Worship was available for the people of the Taihape district. It is a story of courage, caring concern and tenacity and as such is an example to us all.

St Margaret’s has as a mission statement that aims to be the light of Christ in the community and this is demonstrated by the number of local activities that the church is involved in as well as providing a number of church based initiatives that you can discover from this website.

Our Sunday services start at 9.30 am – and all are very welcome.

Our prayer is that you will find our services not only enjoyable, but encouraging and challenging. If you are a visitor you can be assured of a very warm welcome and if you do visit and have any feedback for us – we would love to hear from you, so please do contact us 

Rev Tracey Peters
Priest in Charge

Special Dates for your Diary

Please note, due to our code red status, the Carol Services at Moawhango, Mataroa and Kawhatau have been cancelled due to spacing issues at the smaller churches.

28 November
Children’s Service
– Christian Movie and Hot Chips. 10am @ St Margaret’s Church.

19 December (Sunday)
Children’s Christmas Service
9:30 @ St Margarets Taihape

19 December (Sunday)
Community Carol Service 
5:30pm Awastone, Mangaweka.
BYO Picnic. Food also available.

24 December (Friday)
Christmas Eve service
8pm, St Margaret’s Church, Taihape.

25 December (Saturday)
Christmas Day Service
9:30am St Margaret’s Church, Taihape.

Enquiries to Lis Riley, Administrator 021 1085 380

Letter from Rev. Tracey Peters

As you all know by now, we are in the traffic light system of living in a COVID time. 

We in this area are in the Red light system which affects how we “do” church.

From this Sunday, 5 Dec onwards, only those fully vaccinated will be able to attend the 9:30 am service.

You will need to show your vaccine passport – either on your phone, or a hard copy at the door.

This is the approach of all Anglican Churches in New Zealand, at the request of the Tikanga Pakeha Bishops. 

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St Margaret's Church Taihape

Application for Scholarship
Year 13
Taihape Area School

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May the strength of the wind and the light of the sun,
The softness of the rain and the mystery of the moon
Reach you and fill you.
May beauty delight you and happiness uplift you,
May wonder fulfill you and love surround you.
May your step be steady and your arm be strong,
May your heart be peaceful and your word be true.
May you seek to learn, may you learn to live,
May you live to love, and may you love and be Loved
~Always.

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St Margaret's Anglican Church, Taihape

St Margaret's Church Taihape