Vicar – Rev Sarah Patten

responsible for everything! English export and still learning to speak kiwi – bear with her.

Associate Vicar – Rev Martyn Day

leads services, teaches/preaches, oversees church management and supports the rest of the staff with those tricky theological questions.


Playgroup Co-ordinator – Ruth Meredith

remembers the names of around a hundred children and their significant person each week, and is the queen of craft!

Benjamin & Karlina Brock-Smith

run the youth programme on a Friday and Sunday, as well as pastoral care of our youth.

claireChildren’s Ministry & Seniors – Claire Wyeth

can handle a holiday programme of 100 kids, or entertain the seniors at the day centre all while helping out at the V8s – how does she do that?

Music Ministry – Tame Tuifua

leads us all in worship each Sunday. Has a big voice and a gentle heart.

Lesley-squareMinistry with Elderly & Advocate – Lesley Robbins

co-ordinates the teams of people for Rest home services and pastoral care of our older members and is also our Advocate  for one day to help out seniors with the need for advocacy for example with housing or health issues.


Chinese Church – Pastor Grace

is our pastor to the Mandarin speaking congregation here at COTS, and also assists with our English Language classes for immigrants. Her name pretty much says it all!

audreyInterdenominational Service – Audrey Cooper

is our pastor to the Interdenominational service and Bible study held here at COTS. Made up of people from many churches here to learn and experience more of God.