Rev Larry Ashmore exits stage left, with style!

Epiphany Parish farewelled Rev Larry Ashmore, Elaine, and Hailey on Sunday Feb 10th.

Larry presided and preached for the final time as Priest-in-charge at Epiphany. He spoke of change, fertile ground, and service, as the parish prepares for a new era.

Larry was thanked on behalf of the parishioners by Michael Mercer, People’s Warden, and on behalf of the bishop by Annie Hawkes, the Bishop’s Warden. Also present and speaking was Roger Wigglesworth, who facilitated the nomination process.

Most importantly, though, was that 75 parishioners turned out on a beautiful Sunday to share worship and fellowship in acknowledgement of the service the Larry and Elaine have given to Epiphany. They will be missed, and we wish them all the best in their next adventure. For Larry, his next Key Performance Indicator is shooting his age at Landsdown Golf Course: good luck with that Larry!

Children’s Nativity Pageant December 9th

What a wonderful nativity pageant!

It happened on SUNDAY DECEMBER 9th, 11.30am AT EPIPHANY.

Written by Andrea Kidd, “Let’s Go” told the story of the Nativity from a different perspective. Everybody who wanted to be involved found themselves a costume, and had at least one line to learn: “Let’s Go!”


Services for January and February at Epiphany



Post-Christmas: Services January 27th, February 3rd combined service at 9.00am

Feb 10th Combined service at 0930 am to celebrate with Rev Larry Ashmore as he presides and preaches for the last time as Pries-In-Charge at Epiphany. This service will be followed by fellowship at morning tea in the hall.

Feb 17th and 24th combined service at 0930

Feb 20th (Wednesday) at 7.00pm, the induction of Revs Sarah and Hennie Nothnagel as co-vicars of the parish. Their first service as co-vicars of Epiphany is the 0930 combined service at 0930.

Son Rise Children’s Service takes a break until the second Sunday in February at 11:30 am. See you there!

The 0800 service will recommence on Sunday 3rd March

Heads-up: the Parish Annual General meeting (AGM) will take place on Sunday 17th March after the 0930 service.

We have new co-Vicars! Alleluia and Praise the Lord


Sarah and Hennie Nathnagel will join Epiphany as our new co-vicars early in 2019. 

Sarah and Hennie come to us from various ministries in the Wellington Diocese. Both ordained in 2012, Sarah and Hennie are young, enthusiastic, and keen to lead the parish to grow, developing a sense of community.

Each brings different, complementary skills to the position: Sarah shares her vision of “creating a community in a congregation, to encourage hospitality and to walk the faith journey together”; Hennie  believes that “leadership is a collaborative role, empowering and coaching people while being permission-giving, a host rather than a hero approach.”

The Epiphany community welcomes in the New Year with new leaders and friends: welcome Sarah and Hennie!

Son Rise Children’s Service Returns Feb 10th 2019

Son Rise Children’s ChurchSon Rise Children’s Church is a part of the Epiphany community now after a successful end to 2018. The second Sunday of every month offers fun, music, and worship for kids of all ages. Come along and see what all the fun is about.

Next service is Feb 10th at 11 30 am. Come and join in the fun, and bring a friend! We will be talking about kindness, so bring yourselves and your friends and be ready to here a fabulous story and some great songs.


Mothers’ Union at Epiphany

On Tuesday 6th November the Epiphany branch of Mother’s Union celebrates 70 years in existence. Celebrations start with a service at 1.45 pm at Epiphany Church.
Come along and see what this vibrant and faithful group of women (and men) are all about in celebration, prayer, and fellowship. New members are welcome!
There is a catered afternoon tea to share.
If you want to know more, contact Cheryl Hansen through the Epiphany Church office.





Kids Song and Story

Epiphany Church Hall
Welcome to 2019!
Kids Song and Story Starts again on Friday Feb 8th.
Kids Song and Story operates every Friday morning during the School Term from 9.30 until 10.30
We provide a caring Christian environment for Pre-schoolers (new born – six) and their Parents/Caregivers
During our session we sing, move to music, enjoy finger play and stories.
Our team of helpers provide morning tea. Children can play with toys inside and enjoy the outdoor play area while Parents/Caregivers can chat and make new friends.
A coin donation can be made if desired.
More information? Phone Pam 3786740 or turn up on the day.
All Welcome.