St Francis Church Tairua


St Francis Church is functioning fully: energy, events, enjoyment of life aplenty; and hope …

Services are at 9.30 each Sunday morning …

  • Other fellowship meetings are also running. For details, please use the contacts listed below.
  • An extensive children’s programme is available on the Notices page.
Easter offerings:

Yes, great celebrations were had, if that’s the right word, from the contemplative (preparations through Lent and Maundy Thursday) through to the solemn Good Friday service, including our annual procession around Main Street bearing a wooden cross. See in gallery below. A viewing of Andrew Lloyd Webber’s Jesus Christ, Superstar, on the Saturday night, after soup and rolls and hot cross buns. Then the celebration (indeed, because He is risen!) on Easter morning with a packed service (more than seventy), thoughtful contributions from Sharon Marr and Jackie Francis, and plenty of gusto singing. Memorable times.

About St Francis Church in Tairua

We are a Local Shared Ministry Unit in the Auckland Anglican Diocese
Address: 248 Main Rd, Tairua
Email: stfrancis.tairua@xtra.co.nz
Administrator: Pat Gilberd 07 864 8727
Priests: Rev Sharon Marr 07 864 7064
Rev Joan Fanshawe 07 864 9489
Rev Sue Collins 07 866 3216
Rt Rev Bruce Gilberd 07 864 8727
If urgent: Joan 021 139 2875, Sharon 021 027 56807

St Francis House

Neighbouring the church is St Francis House, a wonderful facility for the community to use, with different spaces for meetings, counselling, music, hospitality …
Please contact us to book.
email: stfrancis.tairua@xtra.co.nz
Administrator Pat Gilberd 07 864 8727


Op Shop

Come and browse our busy Op shop, support the church and environment through recycling and reusing.
We welcome your donations.

9:30 am – 12:00 pm
9:30 am – 1:00 pm
9:30 am – 3:00 pm
9:30 am – 1:00 pm

248 Main Rd, Tairua | stfrancis.tairua@xtra.co.nz


The church also supports the Tairua Foodbank. Approaches are received confidentially. Anyone wishing to access the Foodbank should contact 07 864 7064.

If you have any recommendations for a more informative or inspirational website please contact us with your ideas.

Contact: webmaster@stfrancistairua.com