The Mackenzie Co-operating Parish is situated in the Aoraki Mt Cook Mackenzie area in the centre of the South Island of New Zealand and is approximately 60 kilometers inland from Timaru. The Parish has a large geographical area, with a wide-spread, largely rural population. It encompasses the townships of Fairlie and Lake Tekapo.
Fairlie is home to the Churches of St Columba & St Stephen’s, the Church Office, Hall and Vicarage. Lake Tekapo is home to the iconic Church of the Good Shepherd.
The Parish itself is a cooperative venture between both Anglican and Presbyterian Churches. While we receive oversight from both Anglican and Presbyterian governing bodies our parish is a community church and welcomes people from all denominational backgrounds.