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The Sea of Faith Network (NZ)

The Sea of Faith Network is an association of people who have a common interest in exploring religious thought and expression from a non-dogmatic and human-oriented standpoint

Local Groups

Local Sea of Faith groups have formed within New Zealand to continue the exploration. Local Groups typically meet monthly for discussion or to hear a visiting guest speaker.

Local Groups operate autonomously but share their reflections and notices of forthcoming events via a Newsletter produced and mailed by the national Steering Committee. While membership of a Local Group is independent of membership of the national organisation, people are encourage to subscribe to both. The annual subscription payable to the national organisation is good value, while local groups may levy a small subscription to defray costs. There is no hierarchical relationship between the national body and no levy on local groups by the national body.

Local Group Websites

Local Group Newsheets

Local Group Contacts


Marion Hines
phone: (09) 376 6583
mobile 027 325 1382
email: davidhines@xtra.co.nz

We meet at 7.00-8.4 pm summer time, 4.00-5.45pm winter hours, the third Sunday of every month from February to November, at St Lukes Community Centre, 130 Remuera Road, Remuera, Auckland.


Michael Templer
07-8258527 or  0274-902104, m.templar@xtra.co.nz

We meet the third Monday of each month 10.00-11.45am in the lounge of the Chartwell Cooperating Church, cnr Comries Rd and Belmont Ave (opp. Chartwell Mall)


Eddie Orsulich
phone (07) 576 1849
8 Hillcrest Road
Tauranga 3110
email: orsuliche.m@kinect.co.nz
Meets: 2-4.30 pm, 2nd Wed of each month in a memberís home (ring to get address)


Pete Cowley
10/13 Leith Street
Gisborne 4010
Phone/ 022 6102 910
Email: prcowley@gmail.com
Meets once a month on the 3rd Sunday 3pm-5pm in St Andrew's Presbyterian Church Lounge,
176 Cobden St

Hawkes Bay
(formerly Napier and Hastings)

John Warren
06-8454623 or 022-6541965, johnwarrenca@gmail.com

We meet at Greenmeadows Community Hall, 83 Tait Drive, Napier from 3pm - 5pm on the third Sunday of each month with occasional tea meetings at other times.

Palmerston North
Roger and Barbara Purchas
Email: purchas@inspire.net.nz

Kapiti Coast

Maureen Roxburgh
56a Gray Avenue, Paraparaumu 5032.
Phone: (04) 297-2037 027 782 8612
email: wandmroxburgh@xtra.co.nz

We meet at 5pm-7pm on 2nd Sunday in the months March-November in the Kapiti Uniting Church, Raumati Beach.


Philip Grimmett
34 Madras St
Wellington 6035
Phone 021 977 834
email: grimmettphil@gmail.com

House group meets for discussion, presentations, guest speakers and excursions.


Maxine Cunningham (coordinator)
117 Realm Drive
Paraparaumu 5032
Phone: (04) 297 1694 or 027 489 4348
email: jimax117@gmail.com

Roger Jones (co-cordinator) jones.ra@xtra.co.nz.

Meeting dates are: First and Third Sundays, March to December Excluding Queens Birthday and the the third week of December.

Venue: Johnsonville Uniting Church Hall, 18 Dr Taylor Tce, Johnsonville, Wellington 6037


John Craighead
03-5787359 or 021-0596123, jcraighead@xtra.co.nz

Timaru (Ephesus)

Betty Manning
Email: newmanning@xtra.co.nz

Central Otago

Meets occasionally. For information contact
Noeline Watson
17A Coleraine St
Cromwell 9310
Phone: (03) 445-1157


in recess

Gretchen Kivell
1 Windsor St, Opoho, Dunedin 9010
03 473 0031