A combined church service followed by lunch will be held at Mahurangi College auditorium on Sunday,
February 24 to honour Pastor Nick McLennan’s 10th anniversary as minister at Mahurangi Presbyterian Church.
Pastor McLennan joined the church in 2009 after studying for five years at Knox Theological College in Dunedin.
He originally served as deputy to Mark Farmer, but Rev Farmer died shortly afterwards due to cancer.
Pastor McLennan has led the church since then and it has grown steadily to a congregation of around 300.
Pastor McLennan says highlights over the 10 years include developing the church’s engagement with youth and the Pacific Island community, and support for people needing emergency care with food and furniture.
The church is currently finalising plans to build an $11 million church and community centre, featuring a 450-seat auditorium, to cater for Warkworth’s growth.
The centre will be located on a one-hectare site along the Mahurangi River, between Mitre 10 and Mahurangi College.
The anniversary service will start at 10.30am.