Waikouaiti Karitane Parish


2 Kildare St
Waikouaiti 9510
New Zealand
Sunday 10am

Additional Locations

100 Sornoway St, Karitane
Driving Directions


The congregation has always had many members involved in all aspects of the life of both townships, and this continues to the present day. We continue to run a school holiday programme for the first three mornings of the winter school holiday, which is usually very well attended.

Our parish encompasses both Karitane and Waikouaiti townships and outlying areas. The original presbyterian church sited in Kildare Street, Waikouaiti in 1861 is still used as a meeting place for many activities, including worship.  The church in Stornaway Street, Karitane is another long standing building and is still regularly used for worship for the whole congregation.

The parish is very community orientated and inclusive, with members of the congregation having many points of contact with the wider community of both Karitane and Waikouaiti.

The area is well provided for with clubs, organisations and church members. Our members are involved in many such organisations and sports, such as bowls and petanque, crafts, Spinners and Weavers Group, Garden Club, music and drama and walking groups. 

Waikouaiti meet every first and third Sunday. Every second Sunday both Waikouaiti and Karitane Parish share a service with their Anglican friends in Wailkouaiti. The forth Sunday is at Karitane.