St Andrew’s draws people from across the city and the surrounding districts, more so than from its own parish boundaries (as is typical of city churches). Since 1995, the church has developed a more bi-cultural flavour with a sizeable group of Korean parishioners. We have regular combined services but also have a Korean minister who leads the separate Korean language services.
The church is located in Hamilton East on the corner of River Road and Te Aroha Street. The central business district and central city shops are a five minute walk away across the Claudelands bridge.
We strive to explore new ways, and to be
- inclusive and ecumenical in outlook
- supportive and encouraging of each other in action
- sensitive and responsive to the needs of all who live within this city
We celebrate the diversity of language and culture in our nation and seek to work in partnership with people of faith and goodwill everywhere to bear witness to the realm of God in our world.
To worship and work with God in the world
To be a bridge to the city – where love and friendship meet
Our vision is based around the bridge metaphor. Just as the church and city are linked by a bridge across the Waikato river, we see St Andrew’s as a bridge between the city and God.