I warmly welcome you to our Parish. We are a big parish across a big part of our country. Many of our people are significant participants in the life of their local communities. Welcome to our web page. If you need any further information please feel free to contact us.
One Mission. One Parish. Seven Communities.
We the people of Te Whetu O te Moana, Star of the Sea Parish, are committed by our baptism in Christ, to share our living faith, and make God visible, in joyful union with all people by our actions in the community.
We are a very large geographic parish, stretching from Havelock & Picton in the NW, through Blenheim, the Awatere and on to Kaikoura in the SE. From the Tasman Coast we stretch more than 100km inland to Molesworth Cattle Station. Large or small, all our seven communities are served with generosity and joy.
Our families come from a growing and wider cultural background, and a wide mix of working backgrounds, including: cattle, education, fishing, grains & gardens, health, local government, retired, salt works, sheep, tourism, & wine industry.
Whether you are visiting and checking for Mass times, or staying a time, I invite you to view the various aspects of our website in order that you may learn about our parish and our ministries. And if you are a local or staying, please consider what gifts you might bring to the community, so we can better serve the local communities we belong to.
John Pearce CP