It is my pleasure to welcome you to this lovely and vibrant Catholic Community of Hurunui. In our lovely Parish of the Good Shepherd, we endeavour and support every parishioner to become a disciple of Christ, building God’s Kingdom through our Eucharistic celebration, adoration of the Blessed Sacrament, praying the rosary, and other services to others in faith. 

Our parish is made up of six church communities (Amberley, Hawarden, Culverden, Hanmer Springs, Waiau and Cheviot) and was established in 2013 after the amalgamation of Hawarden, Hanmer Springs, and Cheviot parishes.

Our Parish Priest

Fr Siji Mathew Valloppallil MCBS

Parish Office

  • Sarah Blair (Secretary)
  • Elaine Ramsay (Treasurer)  

Parish Council Members

  • Geoff Harnett (Chair)
  • Jane Schwass (Secretary)
  • Fr Mathew  
  • Emmet Daly   
  • Gerard Coll     
  • Simon Gannaway
  • Philippa Stainton  
  • Ian Hunter   
  • Bruce Mills

PC Minutes August 2019

PC Minutes May 2019

PC Minutes February 2019

Finance Committee Members

  • Bruce Mills (Chair)
  • Fr Mathew
  • Elaine Ramsay  
  • Geoff Harnett
  • Emmet Daly
  • Paul Wylie

Hurunui Finance Minutes Aug 2019

Hurunui Finance Minutes Aug 2018

Hurunui Finance Minutes April 2018

Maintenance Committee Members

  • Geoff Harnett
  • Chris Draper
  • Vincent Daly