About us

Two churches — one parish

Joy church windowFor a schedule of this month’s services, see ‘Church Services’ in the main menu above, or click here.

Holy Innocents’ Church in Amberley and St Paul’s Church in Leithfield are both in the Anglican Parish of Amberley. The congregations are drawn from nearby beach settlements and rural areas as well as Amberley and Leithfield.

It’s our privilege to share in the lives of individuals and families, both in times of celebration and sorrow. We offer friendship and a supportive and caring community as well as the sacraments of the church to all who need them. We look forward to meeting visitors or newcomers to our community.

The parish is led by Reverend Stephanie Clay, supported by a team of lay leaders and readers, and volunteers who help run the weekly Mainly Music sessions and bi-monthly Messy Church for children and families.

Contact us

Parish Administrator, Patricia Gardner
phone 021 02565468 or email  ej.pdgardner@kinect.co.nz
or write to: c/- 8D Bank Street, Amberley, 7410.

To speak to our priest, Rev. Stephanie, phone (020) 4021-1553.

Alternatively, contact us via the form at the bottom of this page.


Are you thinking about getting married in one of our parish churches? Click here to visit another page on this site where you will find more information.

Church services

We hold worship services in two beautiful, historic buildings. For a schedule of the current month’s services, see our main menu above or click here.

Holy Innocents Church 003 (2)
Holy Innocents’
 Church (shown here at left) is on Church Street in Amberley. It is in a quiet location surrounded by mature trees and lawns.

Services are held here most Sundays at 9.30am but please check the schedule. On the third Sunday of each month, we combine worship with our local Presbyterian friends, alternating between Holy Innocents and the Presbyterian church (St Andrews) on Pound Street.

Please refer to our schedule of church services for more detail about services this month, or check the noticeboard outside or local media.

parish hall

Our parish hall is next to Holy Innocents’ Church. It can be hired for events for part or whole days, including the use of the fully-equipped kitchen. (The kitchen has a Food Safe certificate and it can also be hired separately for commercial food preparation.) To enquire about the hall and/or kitchen, please phone Pat on (03) 314 8272.

St Pauls

St Paul’s Church (at left) is on the corner of Brighton Street & Leithfield Road, in the village of Leithfield. Services are held in this beautiful old church on the fourth Sunday of each month, at 9.30am, and (during warmer months ) Evening Prayer at 5pm on the third Sunday of each month. Again, please see the relevant page on this site which gives a schedule to services for the current month.

More church photos are below.


HI door & blossom

HI belltowerHI spire in spring

Comm.Table setThe Font, HI

St Paul's

St Paul’s, Leithfield

St Pauls & blossom

St Pauls blossom


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