Tena Koutou Katoa -
Nau mai, haere mai, welcome to the website of the Parish of West New Plymouth,
which includes St Chad's Church, Westown and the Church of St John the Evangelist, Omata.
St Chad's church is situated at 12 Omata Road, Westown. Services are held on Wednesdays at 10.00 am and at 8.00 am and 9.30 am on Sundays. Ample parking is available. During January 2017 only one service will be held each Sunday, at 9:00am
The parish has two clergy: The Venerable Jacqui Paterson, Priest in Charge and The Rev. Maureen Hook, the parish Deacon Assistant. Jasmine Beller is the parish secretary. The parish office is manned Tuesday and Thursday mornings from 9:00am to 1:00pm
A craft group meets every Thursday afternoon at 1.30 pm for fun and fellowship. Members have knitted many many teddies for the Seasons Programme. This group will be in recess after 1 December 2016 until February 2017.
The Association of Anglican Women (AAW) is now known as Womens Fellowship. It continutes to be an active group which meets monthly on the first Tuesday of each month. Now in recess, the first meeting for 2017 will be Tuesday 7 February, starting at 12 Noon with a shared lunch. This group supports the church in many ways, also supporting missions through the national association. Meetings commence with a short service, and a social time follows. On occasions there is a guest speaker. Anyone wishing to join this group is most welcome.
The Seasons Programme is run under the umbrella of the parish, and caters for children who are experiencing grief through the loss of someone close in their lives. Seasons for Growth is an educational grief and loss peer support programme for 6 - 18 year olds, run after school at St Chad's (and other venues throughout Taranaki) during or after school hours.
Each programme runs for nine weeks during term time.
To refer a child or young person, or for any further information, contact the New Plymouth Programme Coordinator:
Phone: 027 703 3769
P O Box 547
New Plymouth 4340
St Chads Services
FIRST SUNDAY EACH MONTH
6:00pm - Taize / Contemplative
10.00 am Eucharist.
ST JOHN'S OMATA SERVICE
2nd Sunday of each month at 10.00am (except January)
Contact the parish office if you wish to advertise a community event.
St Chad's is the supplier for Ezze Meals in New Plymouth.
These tasty pre-cooked and frozen meals are available on Wednesday and Friday mornings from 9.30 am until 12 noon.
For a delivery fee of $5.00 you can have your meals delivered to your home on a Friday morning.
Orders can be placed by phoning the office on (06) 753 4306. Payment, cash or, preferably, cheque (made out to St Chad's) is required on receipt of your meals.