well hullo, great to meet you and thanks for popping in. do stay a while and have a browse around our community in pixel form. there's a lot of love & joy here and even more in real life. get amongst it!

We’re so proud of the Black Caps’ win on Tuesday night and stoked to see them heading to the final on Sunday night. We’ve shortened our evening service to finish at 7:30, from then we’ll get the game up on the big screen, roll out some pizza & beer and get amongst the second innings of the game. Come along for a great night of worship and cricket (and hopefully a world cup win) – howzaaat!? #backtheblackcaps

We’re really excited about our series of Deeper evenings this year. These evenings are all about deepening our relationship with God and gaining new confidence in praying for one another as we’re led by the Holy Spirit. The first Deeper for 2015 is on Tuesday 31 March at 7pm and we have Glenise Gwyn – pastor, counsellor & speaker – sharing from her amazing life journey about hearing God speak and Andy Campbell leading worship. Invite your friends, organise your home group & get yourself along – everyone is welcome, not just women!

“For everything there is a season, a time for every activity under heaven” and this is the reality for Jody - our wonderful Children’s Ministry Leader at St Paul’s as she proffers her resignation as our Salt and Light leader. This is sad news for our children’s church team as she has done a truly magnificent job building and growing Kids' Club and then developing that into Salt and Light. Our team and our families all love her energy, exuberance and commitment combined with her love and passion for God and her desire to minister to and impact our children. We are so thankful for Jody - we have all been truly enlarged! And we will look forward to seeing her energy, passion and fun threaded into our community in new and exciting ways. Please keep her and this vital leadership position in your prayers in this season.

We are looking for someone who has a heart and passion for children, preferably with teaching experience, to lead Salt and Light, our vital ministry for 5-10 year olds at St Paul’s. This person should be a good communicator who can lead ‘up front’, with energy, creativity and a sense of fun. They should have a vibrant faith and pastoral skills and will need to show that they have previously worked with this age group. This will be a paid contract part-time position for 14 hours. If you are interested please send your CV and contact details to Jennie Milne.

The Life Course is fast approaching and is one of our most exciting courses of the year, sharing what it means to follow Jesus. We’re on the scout for cooks, kitchen prep and clean up teams, table hosts, table setters and atmosphere-makers for our Life Course banquet and course. It's a fantastic way to get to know other people at St Paul's better and we promise it'll be great fun too. If you’re interested and available any Wednesday evening from 6 May to 17 June, please contact us. We’d love to hear from you!

You are invited to join us for our Easter Services next week. Come along Good Friday for a contemplative service at 10am. Then on Easter Sunday we’ll be celebrating Jesus’ resurrection in all our services, complete with hot cross buns! We look forward to celebrating this special time of year with you.

This year’s Lenten studies are based on passages from the book of Ecclesiastes, and written by our very own Jon Hoskin. Quite frankly, we think they are brilliant, and probably best served with tea and hot cross buns (unless you’ve given up carbs for Lent). Download them from the Learning section here. Enjoy!

Our wonderful Stories project is gathering momentum and we would love you to be part of it – the aim is to weave together both the everyday and dynamic stories of God’s faithfulness from our church family into a beautiful coffee table book. If you have a passion for photography (or videography) you are invited to join us for wine and cheese in the St Pauls Annexe (the brick building two doors down from the church offices) on Wednesday 1 April at 7.30pm . This is a fun chance to not only get involved but also to get to know other creative peeps at St Paul's. Please RSVP if you’re able to join us.

We are very excited that more than 180 of you have joined our Stories project! We have started receiving stories so if you put your hand up to write and haven't yet begun, make some time this week to put pen to paper. We are hosting a night with our photographers and creatives on Wednesday 1st April at 7.30pm in the St Paul's Annex. If you have not yet signed up but want to join us in making this amazing book it's not too late. Just drop us an email.

With the AGM at the end of this month we thought we’d remind you about our member’s database! If you haven’t already, fill out a joining form on our website or pick one up from the Welcome Desk on Sunday and become an official St Paul’s member. In order to vote at the AGM you’ll need to be a member, make sure you do so before coming along. If you’re already a member but haven’t updated your details in a while, now’s a good time to make sure we have an up to date record for you (you don’t want to miss out on any fun parcels that might come your way!) #jointhefun

I need a new flatmate to live with me in Freemans Bay. 2 bedroom place and one will be spare shortly.  Really central and close to everything including motorway, Ponsonby, CBD and the cafes and bars.  The outdoor area is great with new outdoor furniture and it's a really warm house. 

Ideally looking for a professional person. The house has been done up with relatively new kitchen, carpet, bathroom, paint etc.  I have pictures I can show you of the house and room.

$230 p/week plus expenses

Phone Louise on 021 334 568

We have one lovely single bedroom with its own bathroom and balcony available from 31 March in Grafton. The bedroom is fully furnished, but the furniture can be removed on request. There are four other Christian girls in our flat. Our massive house is comfortable and tidy. We also have a small garden.  Our home is very close to the bus stop, train station and the Auckland Domain. Rent is $230 per week, which includes power, water rates and landline phone."  

You can view our CANZ listing here.

Thanks :)

We have a one bedroom flat available from 18 April to 1 October. It's on Ranfurly Road so very central. Would be suitable for a couple. 

Furnished - $340 p/w
Unfurnished - $330 p/w

If you're interested please contact 021 355 545.

Hey there, I'm heading overseas for 8 weeks from mid April to June and am wondering if anyone might benefit from the use of my car while I'm away. 

The car is a manual and you need to be 25+ to drive it. 

Please get in touch if you or anyone you know might be interested. Thanks. 

Our four bedroom flat in Remuera is about to become a little emptier and we're needing two lovely new flatmates before the end of March. 

We have a single and double room available, with rent from $150-$170 + expenses. A two car stand alone garage and parking available, with plenty of street parking as well. 

The flat is in walking distance to Orakei Basin and Benson Road Deli and a two minute drive to the Upland Road shops. 

About us:
We're two female Christian professionals in our 20s, working in Auckland CBD. We enjoy TV, music, reading, gardening, and a glass of wine or two. 

Please flick me an email with a little about yourself, we'd love to hear from you. 

TE HARINUI meaning THE GREAT JOY is our musical play about the first preaching of the Christian gospel to Maori in Aotearoa New Zealand on Christmas Day 1814.
There's a huge album of photos of our amazing 2014 kids' Christmas production here.
And you can watch the video here

We're a pretty social lot at St P's. So if you have great shots of our community, please share them on our photo social channels. 
You can get to them by clicking the icons at the top of our website, or here for Flickr, or here for Instagram
On Flickr, add your album or shots to our photostream. On Instagram, tag your shots #stpaulsauckland
Or if you have shots of anything and anyone in our community that you think might look ace on Happening or our Welcome sheet or as a website header or in a film, send em to me at spam@stpauls.org.nz
We're a pretty diverse lot, so the more contributors and the more creative the better. Shots of 'official' events are great. But so are pics of you and your church mates just doing your thing.

Want to know more about our story as Auckland's oldest church? The "Mother Church" of Auckland in fact? I've been beavering away at our formerly sparse Wikipedia article over the last few months, incorporating Kate Hannah's wonderful brief history, the Parish Profile we all helped create, various written and pictorial historic sources and some contemporary stuff including Tom Roberton photos. Hit the W icon at the top of this page or click here.

How can St Paul's reclaim the Treaty as part of our story? Read "The Gospel and the Treaty of Waitangi", the second article down here.