Situated on the shores of Lake Takapō amongst the natural beauty of the lake and the mountains, the Church of the Good Shepherd was built to the glory of God and as a memorial to the pioneers of the Mackenzie Country.
“Somehow the setting and the church combine to speak of God to those who enter and pause in the midst of their busy lives.” – Peter Hurricks.
To offer visitors an opportunity to see inside The Church of the Good Shepherd we can host guided tours by prior arrangement. Each tour will last for approximately 30 minutes and will explore the historical and spiritual significance of the church and describe different aspects of the church building. There is a $50 minimum charge (donation) to open the church for up to 2 people plus $20 for each additional person in the group. There will be an opportunity given to take photographs.
If you are planning to visit Takapō | Lake Tekapo and would like to arrange a church tour please email:
Adele Coleman, The Administrator
PHOTO CREDIT: Mark Gee
You are welcome to join us for our regular Sunday Services where we welcome worshippers from all over the world and from all Christian worship traditions.Find out more
Set amidst the lake and mountains visitors from all over the world are entranced by the majestic landscape surrounding the Church of the Good Shepherd.Find out more
The Church of the Good Shepherd was built to provide a place of worship and a place of gathering for weddings, baptisms and funerals in Mackenzie. We celebrate and mourn together.Find out more
The Church of the Good Shepherd is a place of worship. If you are a professional photographer please make arrangements with us first so that your time at the church will be supportive of our work.Find out more
The Church of the Good Shepherd is cared for by a small group of local volunteers. When you visit, your kind donation will help us preserve the church and its beautiful natural setting.Find out more