The Church of St Mary, Heathcote
The Church of St Mary, Heathcote
The Church of the Ascension, Mt Pleasant
The Church of the Ascension, Mt Pleasant

Update from the Vicar's Warden

 This is a brief note as I'm out of town this week.

We again thank Rev Don Pilgrim who presided at the service last Sunday. The service next Sunday , October 2 is at the Church of St Mary at Heathcote and will be led by our team of liturgists using the Reserved Sacrament.

Our Vicar Mark continues to quietly recuperate from his accident.

It's good to report that four parishioners have registered to attend a three day diocesan course named 'Leading Your Chuch into Growth' on October 18-20. The workshop is being arranged by the Venerable Mark Chamberlain.

 The parish of St Peters Upper Riccarton - Yaldhurst is promotion a journey to "Zero Waste Programme". They invite people to a 2 hour practical workshop on Friday 14 October, 9 - 11am at St Peters. Register by email at by Monday 10 October

In prayer please remember the Sullivan family; elections for local community leaders, the new King as our Head of State; our Bishop and all matters before him; the Vestry in its work; the homeless, the unwell and those recently bereaved; those without enough to eat; the people caught up in the terrible war in Ukraine.

 Please contact Allan Stack (People’s Warden, ph 027 4333735) or Alistair McKerchar (Vicar’s Warden, ph 021 149 2209) as required.

Weekly Notices

Parish Directory

Vicar:   The Reverend Mark Sullivan

027 475 9946

Vicar’s Warden:  Dr. Alistair McKerchar

384 4788

People’s Warden:   Mr Allan Stack

027 433 3735

Parish Website:

Café Crawl 10.30am

This Tuesday we meet at Uner the Red Verandah, 29 Tancred St Linwood. We hope to see you there. Please contact Jill Straker for further assistance or information regarding our Tuesday café activities.

Swim Group

The early morning swim group meets of Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday mornings from 8am at Aquagym. Please contact Viki for any swimming matters:

Bible Study Thursday’s 3:30pm

 In recess until further notice

Sung Evensong Thursday 4:30pm

In recess until further notice

Dinner in the Valley

5:00 at the valley Inn. Come and join with the local identities for an informal dinner. The meal is reasonably priced and of good quality. We reserve a table each week so there is always room for anyone to join us.

Smiling Cyclists 1st and 3rd Thursdays Meeting at Mitre10

We meet the 1st and third Thursdays at 8:45 at Mitre10 Ferrymead, our next ride being on September 15. We ride through the many cycle-ways throughout the city and stop mid-way for morning refreshments. Everyone is welcome to join us. 

All Souls Day, 2 November 7pm

We meet at the Church of the Ascension for our annual service to remember the departed. Please bring family and friends as we remember those who have affected our lives in a special way.


Please add to your prayers the Richardson, Lucas, Deavol, Radovonich, McKerchar and Sullivan families, the work of the parish in the community the Archdeacon, King Charles III and the royal family as they mourn the loss of Queen Elizabeth.

God of love, help us to be an expectant people, one that is alive to the needs of your Church and for the world. Give us peace in our discernment, hope in your abiding love and courage to fulfil the work you call us to complete. We pray in the name of God who creates our world and gives us life, Jesus his Son who died for us on the Cross and for the Holy Spirit upon whom your love is brought to bear. Amen

Duties for 2 October

Liturgist:   S Wood

Intercessions:   P Owen

Organist:    J Christie-Anderson

Reading: Habakkuk 1: 1-4, 2: 1-4 read by Norman Tolra

Welcomer:   P Owen

Sidesperson:   S Geddes

Morning Tea:   P Smith, C Clapp

Cleaning:   C Kirkland

Please arrange a replacement if you are unavailable.

This Sunday

Hopefully we will see you this Sunday at 10am at the Church of St Mary this Sunday Following the service, we meet for refreshments. We hope to see you there.

Mah Jong

Mah Jong is held on Wednesdays at the Church of the Ascension from 1:30pm. Please contact Judy Laidlaw for more information.

Regular giving

To make your tithes and offerings by automatic payments, the parish bank account details are as follows:

Heathcote-Mt Pleasant Anglican Parish

Westpac Bank 03-1599-0014277-00. (Please use the reference “202” and record your name for ease of accounting.)

Automatic Payment forms are available from Pat Owen.

Physiotherapist amongst us.

Elaine and Terry Hughes have made their home amongst us at Heathcote. Elaine is a Physiotherapist working in the area, so if you need assistance of any kind, Elaine is available to assist you. Her details are as follows.

Experienced Physiotherapist and ACC Registered

Convenient Heathcote Valley location

Elaine Hughes BPhty, PGdip (Musc Mgmt)

Email: Phone: 0211246137


The Church of St Mary, Heathcote
The Church of St Mary, Heathcote
The Church of St Mary, Heathcote
The Church of St Mary, Heathcote