The Church of the Good Shepherd Committee and Mackenzie Cooperating Parish Council are investi- gating the feasibility of developing a Preschool and Residential Retreat Centre on the Aorangi Drive Prop- erty commonly known as the “Guild Hall.” The property is currently home to Tekapo’s wonderful Play- group and it’s important to us that any developments incorporate and enhance what the playgroup has already accomplished.
The Parish Council is committed to both Preschool and Retreat Centre developments in principle, though we are still in the initial exploratory phase. This phase involves conversation with the parish, the Lake Tekapo community and the governing bodies of both the Presbyterian and Anglican Churches.
We intend to have a community meeting early in 2015 so that we can partner with the community. In the meantime we’d welcome conversation and feedback from all interested parties as a way of gauging both support and potential complications. If you would like to know more or begin a conversation please ap- proach one of the members of the Good Shepherd Committee, Church Council or contact me (685 6124).
We look forward to your contributions and feedback. Andrew McDonald (Vicar)