Groups mainly for adults

Interest Groups of the U3A (University of the Third Age)

Art History meets on alternate Thursdays from 10.30 am to 12 noon at The Lounge at St Ninian’s Uniting Parish in Karori Road, Karori. There is a waiting list for this popular group. Contact: Anne Lee, 970-8644 or

Music meets at the same place and time on the other alternate Thursdays.  Contact: Barbara Hammond, 476- 7300 or


Prayers and Squares Quilt Ministry

Meets first Thursday of the month, in St. John’s Lounge, 7:30 p.m. Prayers & Squares is an interfaith outreach organization that combines the gift of prayer with the gift of a hand-tied quilt – to folk suffering stress or trauma.  The Karori Uniting Parishes chapter draws members from other churches besides St Ninians: St Teresa’s and St Anselms in Karori, and Our Lady of Fatima in Tawa. We also have individual members from St Theresa’s in  Plimerton and St Margaret’s in Te Horo.  All members are committed to the ministry, whether they are sewing members or praying members.  Unlike some other groups that make quilts for charitable causes, the purpose of Prayers & Squares is not to make and distribute quilts, but to promote prayer through the use of quilts. Our motto is: “It’s not about the quilt; it’s all about the prayers.” Visit the Prayers and Squares website for more information.

Tai Chi

Feeling sore and tired? Needing to stretch and relax? Come along to Enliven Tai Chi and enjoy the many significant health benefits that regular tai chi practice offers.  Better still, introduce a friend and if your friend comes to five consecutive classes, we will give you a free 5-class concession card!  Classes are $5 each and held on Wednesdays at St Ninian’s Church from 10-11am. Call Kristine on 439 4967 for more details.

Board Games

The St Ninian’s board games group meets at 7:00pm on the last Sunday of each month to play Scrabble, Rummycub and other board games.  All welcome.  Contact John Harper on 476-8797 for more information.


Yoga  and relaxation class, exercise at your own pace and ability level. Yoga for health – for your whole self.  During school terms. Contact