Welcome to the Catholic Community

of the Hibiscus Coast Parish in New Zealand

Mission Statement

Karere Ngangakau o Te Rongo Pai. To be active messengers of the Gospel through
Our Faith, Love and Service. Whakapono, Aroha, Awhina.

About Us


Geographically, the Hibiscus Coast Catholic Parish covers a vast area. It extends from Gulf Harbour in the East to Waiwera in the North, Kaukapakapa in the West, and the Rodney District borders with North Shore City in the South, taking in Stillwater and Dairy Flat.

Our parish is always lively with activity. We have something for everyone, with many social and spiritual sustenance opportunities. Please feel free to contact anyone listed if you require any information about the various groups and activities mentioned on this site.

If you are new to the parish, the Hibiscus Coast and Rodney County, please visit www.rodney.govt.nz for more information on this wonderful part of New Zealand.

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Our Churches

  St. John

St. John the Evangelist

The original church was built on the present site in 1966. It had to be constructed on a strict budget and was still part of the Puhoi Parish until 1980 when the Hibiscus Coast Parish was formed. In 2001, the wonderful new church was built, and the old church building became the Parish Hall.

Click here to locate St John's in Orewa.

St. Francis

St. Francis by the Sea

In 1984, the church of St. Francis by the Sea was built. This was needed to cater for the growing congregation on the Peninsula. Prior to the building of St Francis, parishioners worshipped in the Stanmore Bay Community Hall or, during the summer holidays, Whangaparaoa Hall due to the influx of holidaymakers.

Click here to locate St Francis in Manly.


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Contact Us

Parish Office: 09 426 5599

Fr Raphael Lobo: 021 1146879

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