Welcome to the website of St Francis of Assisi Catholic Parish, Mairehau. Our parish was established in January 2012, an amalgamation of the three previous communities of Burwood, Mairehau and Dallington and we look back on those parishes with gratitude to God. The hard work and lived faith of so many in those places granted a rich foundation for the new life we have been blessed with at St Francis of Assisi Parish.
We are pleased to welcome you here and hope that you feel at home. Our building plans have been put on hold as at September 2018 by the Bishop of Christchurch, Paul Martin SM and we prayerfully await news of what is in store for us as parish. Our parish seeks to have a strong focus on evangelisation with an emphasis on having a heart of prayer and building up the kingdom of God.
Our parish school is an important part of our parish life.
May God continue to bless us on our unique journey. Thank you for your support and contribution to the life of our parish community.
Sincerely in the Lord,
Father Simon Eccleton – parish priest
Father Tien Cao – assistant parish priest