Archive for Events

Unveiling and Blessing, St James’ Church Graveyard

St James’ Church invites you to its historic graveyard for the unveiling and blessing of the memorial plaque and name panels by His Worship the Mayor, Ray Wallace and the Reverend Peter Benge, acknowledging the 820 people buried in this sacred ground.


Easter Monday, 22 April 2019 at 2pm

71 Woburn Road, Lower Hutt

Easter Day Eucharist, 21 April, 10am

Celebrate the resurrection of Jesus with the family of St James’ Church. All welcome.

Walk of Witness, Good Friday 19 April, 9:30am

Join us on our annual Walk of Witness on Good Friday as we carry the cross between four Lower Hutt churches. A walk of witness takes the Christian message out into the community. It is a group of united Christians witnessing and walking together.

The Walk of Witness consists of four ‘scenes’ from the passion story, one presented by each of the participating churches, and with the witnesses following the cross from one church to the next during the walk.

The programme is:
9.30am – In Gethsemane – Hutt City Baptist 132-146 High Street
9:55am – The Trial – Ss Peter & Paul 60 Knights Road
10:20am – The Crucifixion – St Mark’s 58 Woburn Road
10:55am – The Burial – St James’ 71 Woburn Road

Tenebrae Service, 16 April at 7:30pm

A service in candlelight in remembrance of the somber events leading to Jesus’ crucifixion. Scripture readings and music tell the story of Holy Week.

Holy Week and Easter 2019

Check out our calendar for more detail

Palm Sunday

14 April

8am 8am Eucharist, St James’ Church
9am Eucharist, All Saints’ Church, Belmont
10am Eucharist, St James’ Church
Holy Monday

15 April

8am Morning Prayer, St James’ Church
5:30pm Evening Prayer, St James’ Church
7:30pm Reflective Service, All Saints’ Church, Belmont
Holy Tuesday

16 April

8am Morning Prayer, St James’ Church
5:30pm Evening Prayer, St James’ Church
7:30pm Tenebrae – Service of Shadows, St James’ Church
Holy Wednesday

17 April

8am Morning Prayer, St James’ Church
12:15pm Mid-week Eucharist, St James’ Church
5:30pm Evening Prayer, St James’ Church
Maundy Thursday

18 April

8am Morning Prayer, St James’ Church
10am Holy Communion, St James’ Church
5:30pm Evening Prayer, St James’ Church
7:30pm Maundy Thursday Service, St James’ Church
Good Friday

19 April

9:30am Walk of Witness, begins at Hutt City Baptist Church
Noon – 3pm Reflective Service, St James’ Church
Holy Saturday

20 April

9am Prayers at the Tomb and cleaning of the church, St James’ Church
Easter Day

21 April

8am Eucharist, St James’ Church
9am Eucharist, All Saints’ Church, Belmont
10am Eucharist, St James’ Church



The Games Sunday 3 March

Join us at Petone Rugby Grounds on Udy Street, Petone for an afternoon of great fun as youth groups compete against each other for top team, top costume, and team spirit awards.

The Games is a great time for our Year 7’s – 13’s to come and have a blast hanging out, competing, eating some BBQ food and then finishing it all off doing some bombs in the McKenzie baths. Register from 2:30pm with the games kicking off at 3:00pm

Ash Wednesday 6 March 12:15pm and 7:30pm

Ash Wednesday services are available at 12:15pm and 7:30pm on 6 March 2019.

The preacher at 7:30pm is Fr Patrick Bridgman from Ss Peter & Paul Roman Catholic Church. We share this service with our sisters and brothers from Ss Peter & Paul and other churches. Combined choirs. Imposition of Ashes will be offered.

Our regular 12:15pm service will also offer the Imposition of Ashes.

Book Fair Fri 5-9pm, Sat 9am-2pm

The Book Fair is open from 5-9pm on Friday 1 March, and from 9am to 2pm on Saturday 2 March.

Christmas Services

Christmas Services at St James’ Church

Sunday 9 December 7:30pm Nine Lessons and Carols
Monday 24 December 5:30pm Christmas Eve Family Service
Monday 24 December 11pm Christmas Eve Midnight Service
Tuesday 25 December 8am Christmas Day Service
Tuesday 25 December 10am Christmas Day Service

Christmas Services at All Saints’ Church

Friday 14 December 7:30pm Carol Service
Tuesday 25 December 9am Christmas Day Service

The Parish Offices closes on Friday 21 December at 1pm and reopens on Monday 14 January at 9am.

New Wine Kapiti, 17-21 January 2019

Thursday 17—Monday 21 January 2019 (Wellington Anniversary Weekend)

Come and join in with our Parish family at this Diocesan Family Camp. There is worship, prayer ministry, workshops, activities and programmes for the adults and kids of all ages, and so much more! All of this is designed to refresh, re-envision, reconnect and set us up for the year ahead. We camp together as a Parish for 5 days! Or you can attend part days, or just one day, if you can’t get away for the whole time.

This is a great way to start the year and if you want to know more then please see Peter and Helen Benge, Murray and Amanda Wills, Andy and Emily Spence, or Guy and Summer Benton.

Register and find out more