Posts Tagged ‘ St Stephen’s church ’

St Stephen’s architecture shines

Apr 30th, 2016 | By
St Stephen's award recipients

Tamahere’s St Stephen’s Church has won a prestigious architectural award – nearly half a century after it was built.

The church, on the corner of Airport Rd and Tamahere Drive, received an enduring architecture award in the annual Waikato / Bay of Plenty Architecture Awards announced last night.

On hand to receive the award at a ceremony at Waikato University was local George Dingle, one of the last remaining parishioners who fought hard to have the church built after its predecessor was destroyed by arson.



Tam Jam music returns

Jan 28th, 2016 | By

Tam Jam, the music festival for kids and by kids, is on again.

Following the rocking success of the inaugural Tam Jam last year in the St Stephen’s church grounds a repeat performance is planed for Saturday, February 13, from midday until 5pm.



Community quiz night returns

Sep 21st, 2015 | By

Put a ring around Saturday, October 3 if you fancy a good night out and some exercise for the brain cells.

After last year’s successful event, St Stephen’s Church once again invites the Tamahere community to a fun quiz night in the parish hall from 7.30pm.

Groups can book a table of six or those fewer in number can join a group on the night to field the questions and contest for spot prizes.



Crafty date awaits

Feb 19th, 2015 | By

Got a way with a glue gun, a sewing needle or a paint brush and have some time to spare on Thursday mornings?

A craft group meets every Thursday morning from 9.30am to 12.30pm in the St Stephen’s Church hall to fashion the fabulous Christmas decorations and more that are sold at the annual, fundraising Christmas Festival.

Nearly a dozen women gather already and they’d welcome more to swell their numbers.



Nothing trivial for Tamahere

Oct 17th, 2014 | By

The people who 10 years ago brought us the wonderful Tamahere Market have come up with a new local entertainment venture.

Who doesn’t like a quiz? The good folk at St Stephen’s Church figure not too many people so they’re about to stage regular quiz nights, open to the whole community.

The first one will be Saturday, November 1, at 7.30pm in the church hall.



Pickerings’ efforts recognised

Aug 3rd, 2014 | By

Tamahere and St Stephen’s Church stalwarts Rex and Christine Pickering have been honoured for their long community service.

The Pickerings have been members of the St Stephen’s parish for more than 40 years and have been involved in everything from the re-building of the church after it was razed by fire to the iconic Christmas Festival.

In a surprise move, Waikato Bishop Helen-Ann Hartley made a presentation to the couple at today’s church service, which noted their contribution ranging from friendship to fundraising.



He’s got the prostate blues

Aug 23rd, 2013 | By

Local blues musician Darcy Perry is getting behind prostate cancer awareness campaign Blue September with every track he’s ever recorded.

His career as a blues artist began 11 years ago with the independently released CD Blues 4 Dad, dedicated to his father who died from cancer in 2002.

Now he’s releasing his entire back catalogue, including two previously unreleased live albums and a new album that’s been five years in the making on the same day he talks locally about prostate cancer.



Twilight start to Tamahere Christmas

Nov 10th, 2010 | By

The annual St Stephen’s Church Tamahere Christmas Festival will begin on Saturday, December 4 with an evening market.

Last year’s first twilight market with its creative gift ideas was popular with present hunters and this year’s event, on from 4pm to 8pm, will again feature crafts and Christmas fare.

Carol singers will add to the Christmas atmosphere, and the Church and hall, decked out in their best Christmas livery, will be open to visitors.



Couple relish lifestyle community

Aug 7th, 2010 | By

For the Forde family of Tamahere it’s all about the country lifestyle and a strong community.



A fair Christmas in Tamahere

Nov 30th, 2009 | By

Christmas is being marked in Tamahere with the St Stephen’s Church Christmas Festival including a special market dedicated to craft and Christmas goods.