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Welcome to St Peter Chanel Catholic Parish

423 High Street, Motueka

Parish Priest:
Fr Pat Maloney
Phone: 528 8895, Cellphone: 027 438 7890.

Parish Office:
The parish office is open from 9.00am - 1.00pm, Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, Friday (closed Wednesdays).

Secretary: Janet Thorp
PO Box 49, Motueka 7143
Ph: 528 8899

Parish School:
Principal: Margaret Campbell-McCauley, 528 7366
Director of Religious Studies: 528 7366
Secretary: Kaye Lindup, 528 7366
Email Address:

This week:

Mass Times:


Wednesday 12 April - 9.30am morning Mass
7pm - 2nd Rite of Penance

Holy Thursday 13 April at 7pm - Mass of the Last Supper

Good Friday 14 April at 10am - Ecumenical Service with St. Andrews (at St. Peter Chanel church)
Good Friday at 3pm - Celebration of the Lord's Passion

Holy Saturday 15 April at 6pm Easter Vigil
Easter Sunday 16 April at 9.30am Easter Sunday Mass

Saturday: 10.30am-11.00am

Weekly newsletter

You can download and view this week's Parish Newsletter (a PDF file) here »

"Serving the district of Motueka"

Parish Priest: Fr Pat Maloney, although semi-retired, is our Parish Priest, and is available for all the sacramental duties, including masses, reconciliation, christenings, funerals, weddings, visiting the sick and emergencies. Phone 528 8895

The Parish Office is located at the rear of the Presbytery directly opposite the school. Our Parish Secretary, Janet Thorp, works in the office Monday, Tuesday, Thursday and Friday. The phone number is 03 528 8899.

St Peter Chanel School is a Catholic integrated primary school catering for students in years 1-8. It currently has a roll of 65 students. The school participates in all inter-school sports, music festivals and other curricular activities. The special character is evident in all aspects of school life and values are firmly grounded in the Catholic faith. There are well-established links to the adjacent church and its community.

The school takes an active role in the life of the wider Parish, through class masses, Sunday liturgies, and family masses. A family atmosphere, emphasising respect, and tolerance, promotes a safe emotional environment for students.

Parish Pastoral Council:
Jim Maguire, 528 6555
Ben van der Wijngaart, 022 162 1660
Margaret Campbell-McCauley, 528 7366

Malcolm Garrett, 528 7484
Kevin Thompson, 03 540 3327
Tanya Carney, 528 6660

Parish Finance Committee:
Maree Satherley, 528 9968
Kevin Thompson 03 540 3327
John Leydon 03 540 2543

The Parish and its parishioners working together