Parish of
Our Lady of the Woods
South Westland

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The Parish of Our Lady of the Woods is nestled in the heart of a rural Westland, where faith and service shine brightly. 

Despite a smaller community, they embrace the rich tapestry of faith and extend a warm welcome to both locals and the many tourists who come through their doors. 

The parish radiates a deep sense of spirituality, inviting individuals and families to discover the beauty of a faith journey. Cherishing their rural heritage, the parish celebrates the spirit of service, encouraging residents and visitors to contribute to the well-being of the community. 

Join them in sharing this unique rural oasis with all who journey in faith.


PO Box 49
Whataroa 7857

P: 03 753 4140

Our People

Parish Priest: Fr Peter Head SM

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