Get Involved

Cruise Ship Season Volunteering

If you would like to become a volunteer during the cruise ship season, contact us on 472-8158.

Community Groups at Iona

lThere are lots of different great ways to get involved in supporting Iona or Emmanuel. Join one of our community groups from pre-school age to over 65s.

Monday Craft at Emmanuel

Our craft groups invites anyone who enjoys “fibre handcrafts’ (e.g knitting, crochet, patchwork, embroidery, spinning) to come along for conversation, crafting and a cuppa. The lively groups meets at Emmanuel, Sawyers Bay, on the second and forth Monday of the month. Join us from 11.00am -3.00pm.

Afternoon Tea on Tuesday


Afternoon Tea on Tuesday is held at Emmanuel Church at 2:00pm during term time. Parents waiting to pick up school children and toddlers from Pre-school, are invited to drop in for a coffee and biscuit, and a chat with other parents.

Music and Movement

Music and Movement meets each Tuesday morning from 10.45am during the school term. M and M meets at the Rolfe Room, opposite the entrance to the Port Chalmers Library.

Sawyers Bay Gardening Club

The Sawyers Bay Gardening Club meets at Emmanuel at 7.15pm on the third Tuesday of the month – from September to March. From April to August, the club members meet on the third Saturday of the month at 1.40pm

Rumpus Room

Rumpus Room is held on the second and fourth Friday evening, each month at Emmanuel. It is open for all-age groups to enjoy some relaxed games and supper. The doors open at 6:30p.m. and we finish at


Your Support

We are grateful for any support that you are able to offer, from donations for restoration, sponsorship or legacy gifts