Community Outreach

Meals on Wheels

Members of Hakatere Presbyterian Parish willingly give their time to help serve in the community, especially when it comes to delivering meals on wheels.
If you feel you would like to help in this way please contact either Pat Cannan (03) 308 8670 or Moira Macleod  (03) 308 9575

Driving for Day Care

Hakatere Parish also has a group of volunteers who are on a roster to drive folk to and from the Elizabeth Street Day Care Centre. This is another very worthwhile service. If you would like to help please contact  John Tyrrell - Phone: (03) 302 3777 

Community Drop in 

Every Wednesday at 10:00am at the Thomson Street site, people from the community are invited to ‘drop in’ for a coffee and a chat.  Everyone welcome.

Nativity Play

We are privileged to have the opportunity to minister to the junior classes for two primary schools (Hampstead and Tinwald) when members of Hakatere Presbyterian Parish present a Christmas Nativity play to the children. This is a biennial event when the children are invited to come along to Church. It is wonderful to see the response from not only the children present but also teachers and parent helpers when they listen to the Christmas Story.  In return the children sing a bracket of songs to us which is also appreciated.

Rest Homes

Hakatere Parish shares in the caring and well-being of the elderly in the community by regularly visiting the various rest homes around town and leading services.  This is done on a roster basis along with most other churches in Ashburton, arranged by the Ashburton Christian Ministers' Association.  This is an important part of ministry for the elderly and the congregation are encouraged to support it.

Walking Group 

A group that meets weekly on Thursdays (meet at the Thomson Street site at 1:30) to ‘walk and talk’ around the Tinwald area.  Contact Judy Reeves  (03) 308 8123  Everyone welcome.

Hakatere Presbyterian Parish Fair

Our annual fair is held in September.