TWT 30th Anniversary Service

Thank you for your Support



Thank you to our community groups that supported our day. Greg and the NZ Veterans, Awhina and Te Kete Kahurangi, Rex and Waikato ki roto Poihakena, Tina and the Kaumatua Kapahaka roopu, the various community representatives, and Kiri and Nga Uri O Rahiri for our delectable Hangi.


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TWT 30th Anniversary Service

Thank You For Your Generosity 


Thank you to Robyn Patchett, Marcia Hau, Mereana Maraki and whanau, for our spectacular lunch.  This amazing whanau organised, provided and allowed the rest of us to enjoy our Anniversary Service and Lunch.


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NAU MAI HAERE MAI Te Wairua Tapu 30th Anniversary Service

An Anniversary Service will be held on Sunday 25th October 2015 @ 10.30am

Marking 30 years since the Official Entry into the Church of Te Wairua Tapu.

This will be followed by a shared lunch.


Nau te rourou naku te rourou ka ora te manuhiri



A quote from Archdeacon Kingi Ihaka

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“Sunday 27th October 1985 will go down in history as one of the most important and memorable days in the history of the Maori in Sydney. At 9.30 a.m. with a light shower falling, members of the Fellowship assembled at the Maori Cemetery at Rookwood, for the planting of two pohutukawa trees, gifted by the Hon. Koro Tainui Wetere, Minister of Maori Affairs, New Zealand, with a simple and moving Service of thanksgiving and dedication. At 11.a.m. a service was held at St John’s Church, to say “thank you” and “farewell”. The Bishop of Aotearoa officiated. At 3.00 p.m. the thanksgiving Service and Official Entry into the Church was held. During the service, a Chalice and Paten was presented to the Chaplain by Mr Fowler, on behalf of the retiring trustees of the Church. The Clergy present included The Archbishop of Sydney, The Bishop of Aotearoa, the Right Revd J.R. Reid, at least 12 priests, including the Revd. Hemi Hekiera, representing the Roman Catholic Maori Community of New Zealand, and others.”

Visit by Rev. Bill Mei (Papa Bill)

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Reverend Wiiliam Hohua Mei (Papa Bill) was born in Te Teko in 1937,  and was Deaconed in 1967 and Priested in 1968 where he became a dedicated servant of The Lord .  He shared his ministry from Opotiki to Hicks Bay and was based in Torere.  In 1989 he migrated to Australia and in 1992 after meeting with Rev. Te Wheoki Tahere, he joined the Te Wairua Tapu team. In 1999 Rev. Mei left the team to join another fellowship and ultimately set up his own fellowship based in Beacon Hill.  Here he met his wife Julie and continues to support our Maori community. From 2006 until today Rev. Mei has become a welcomed kaumatua Priest at Te Wairua Tapu.  Renowned for his Te Reo and especially translating our Maori Himene.

Archdeacon Karipa acknowledged the contribution Rev. Mei has made to our community, and his commitment to spreading the Gospel.

Quote by Rev. Mei  “Te Wairua Tapu is the only place that Maori have in Sydney that they can call their own, using our own Maori language”  October 15


Bible Study & Coffee


Sunday Mornings:

If you arrive after 9am @ TWT Redfern and hear laughter, debate and can smell coffee, your in the right place, this group are tackling the Gospel reading of the day.     Screen Shot 2015-10-18 at 10.16.44