Workshops to consider combining four parishes into one
Merging or sharing of services could be on the cards for Timaru's Anglican parishes, as the Church looks to respond to declining numbers and financial pressures.
St Mary's vicar Revered Indrea Alexander and South Canterbury Archdeacon Andrew Stark have distributed a discussion document to parishioners, outlining some possible suggestions.
Timaru has four Anglican Parishes: St Marys, St Johns, St Philip and All Saints, and Kensington-Otipua Parish.
Rev Alexander said there had been workshops around the possibility of combining them to create two parishes, or even a single parish.