St Stephen's church in Marton was founded in 1871 when the foundation stone was laid by Bishop Hadfield.

The church was designed by George F. Allen of Wanganui in the perpendicular Gothic style. This stunning church features a free standing belfry and a Norman & Beard organ in original condition.

Service Times:

  • St Stephen's: 8.00am Sunday - Formal Eucharist
  • St Stephen's: 10am Sunday -  Whanau Focused Communion
  • Towgood Lounge: 10.00am Wednesday - Communion & Bible Study

Other activities we have:

  • A Children and Families Ministry (CFM)
  • 'Teas and Tots' a preschool playgroup on Tuesdays 10am-12pm excluding school holidays.
  • Ladies' Luncheon with a guest speaker is held on the second Wednesday of each month in the Hall. 
  • St Stephens is also home to an enthusiastic choir which sings at Easter, Christmas and other special services.
  • Food Pantry on a Friday between 3.30pm and 5.30pm


Contact Details:

Parish Office
Phone Office: 06 327 8398

Wardens: Sue Wells (People's) | 021 201 4483 |
Jeremy Glasier (Bishop's) | 027 512 8417

No reira waiho ko te aroha o Te Matua Kaha Rawa hei korowai mou.
May the love of Almighty God enfold you


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