We are a Franciscan property of 5 acres with the goal of providing a destination for people to come and learn, or just enjoy the peacefulness and tranquility our space offers. Walk up the top and look over the valleys and ranges, or head through our hazelnut orchards and feel the stillness beneath the boughs. Head up to our Church and partake in Mass or simply sit under the beautiful San Damiano cross and look out at Mount Ruapehu. We love our space and look forward to sharing it with you.
WELCOME TO MŌRUNGA
MŌRUNGA IN A SNAPSHOT
THE ORATORY @ MŌRUNGA
The Oratory is at the core of who we are and what we do and includes the Church of St Francis & St Clare, Reformed Old Catholic Church. Presided over by the Very Reverend Dr. Allister Kelley OSFS, MSTh, DSTh, we are here to be a centre for the community within the Manawatu – something needed now more than ever after the events of 2020.
ANGELS IN GUMBOOTS
CRAFT HUB @ MŌRUNGA
Angels in Gumboots is a crafting hub that supplies quality quilting, sewing and knitting supplies, provides a bright, comfortable and airy space for people to come and work on their projects, and runs workshops and classes. Our aim is to become your destination for whatever your crafting-hobby is.
HAZELNUTS & RHUBARB
CATERING @ MŌRUNGA
Hazelnuts & Rhubarb is a destination caterer offering small batch, freshly made, allergen friendly, seasonal food using as much of our own grown spray-free, chemical-free produce as possible. With on-site and off-site catering, special orders, packaged food, barista coffee, and seasonal produce available there is something for everyone.
INFRARED PHOTOGRAPHY @ MŌRUNGA
Cath Kelley is bringing the invisible world around us into focus. She uses her infrared photography to capture the world as seen in the infrared light spectrum. Experience the surrealism of seeing the ordinary in a way you have never seen it before.
Unique Art | Limited Edition Prints | Exhibitions | Commissions
REIKI @ MŌRUNGA
Reiki is a spiritual healing art with its roots in Japanese origin. The word Reiki comes from the Japanese word (Rei) which means “Universal Life” and (Ki) which means “Energy”. Reiki is not affiliated with any particular religion or religious practice. It is not massage nor is it based on belief or suggestion. It is a subtle and effective form of energy work using spiritually guided life force energy.
CELEBRANT @ MŌRUNGA
Allister Kelley is an independent marriage and civil union celebrant, and a validated Member of Celebrants' Association NZ. Allister specialises in personalising your wedding or event - he has even dressed up in The Walking Dead theme for a wedding! Chat with Allister about your needs.
Hatch - Match - Dispatch
EVENTS & ACTIVITIES @ MŌRUNGA
We aim to provide our local community opportunities to come together, connect, and socialise through crafting, education, faith-based learning and support, retreats, health, and community-focused activities and events. Check out what we have planned, reserve your space, and register your interest through our Events tab.