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!

Recent changes in our arrangement with Wilson Carpark and AUT mean that we now need to park in the public carparks, either on LEVEL 4 and UPWARDS or on the basement level. These public carparks are clearly indicated by green ‘public parking’ signs. Fret not though – there are lifts all the way to the top and, for those who are game (or feeling fit), a whole pile of stairs! Parking costs are still covered by St Paul’s so you can continue to park for free - just bring your carpark ticket to church and swap it for a pre-paid exit ticket. #‎highfiveThanks for accommodating this change - you are awesome and, in the words of our Brits, about to be 'well fit'. #‎thankuslater

If you’re new or want to get more connected into life at St. Paul’s, we would love to hear from you. There are loads of ways to get involved, either through volunteering or joining a Cluster or Small Group. We also have Greet held every 3 months, an informal evening to meet newbies and for us to tell you more about life at St Paul's. The next Greet is on Monday 31 August 7pm at the Church. If you want to get amongst it, email Mary Beattie.

Do you know how to pray through the power of the Holy Spirit? Why not consider joining the Prayer Ministry Team at St Paul’s? It’s not too late– just rsvp here and come along  to our Prayer Ministry Training on Tuesday at 7pm for a 7:30 start. Phil and Sally will be sharing from their wealth of prayer ministry experience — it’s going to be amazing! #lovetopray

Sam Bloore will be joining us for the final week of Afterlife this Wednesday to introduce spiritual disciplines and the profound effect that practicing them can have on our Christian lives. All are welcome — feel free to come even if you haven’t been able to make it to previous weeks’ meetings. Afterlife is free (parking available), but please email Hanna to register for catering purposes. Come for drinks and sweet treats in the St Paul’s Annex (2nd floor of the church offices) from 7:00pm, and the talk will kick off at 7:30. Hope to see you there!

You are warmly welcome to join with us on Wednesday 24 June as we release God’s power for healing. If you or anyone you know wants prayer, please come along, 7:30 – 9:30pm at St Paul’s with free parking at the Wilson carpark. Come, get well.

Grab your diary, the next St Paul’s Women’s event is on Saturday 8 August from 9:30am –12:30pm. Along with time for worship, prayer and catching up over coffee at morning tea, Esther Grant and Sally Shanks will be sharing their God-inspired stories and we'll be taking a look at the power, beauty and purpose of our own 'God Stories'. It’ll only set you back $10 and the parking is free at the Wilson’s Carpark. Register here.

We are looking for someone who has a heart and passion for working with children, preferably with pre-school teaching experience, to assist in leading our pre-school group at both the 9am and 11 am Sunday services. This is a paid, 6-hour-per-week permanent position under the supervision of our wonderful Ministry to Pre-School Leader, Rebekah Fryer. Applicants should have energy, creativity, good communication and pastoral skills and have previously shown that they can relate to this age group. If you are interested in this role please send your CV and contact details to Jennie Milne.

Thank you to all the St Paul's folks who responded to the call for volunteers for #INTHEGAP Child Poverty Forum 2015. We have had a fantastic response. You guys are awesome! Registration for attending the Forum will be open shortly - so start gathering your friends and watch this space!

Our next DEEPER is coming up on Tuesday 11 August. These nights are an integral part of our church life as we focus on deepening our relationship with God. Karen Rogers, along with her husband Sy, has been a keen supporter of our Deeper nights.  Karen will be sharing her wisdom on "tuning in" to God's promises and" tuning out" the voices of doubt and shame. Andy Campbell will leading us in worship. Everyone’s invited so come along, bring your friends, bring your homegroup. It’s going to be a great night!

We are currently in a season of going deeper at St Paul's so we've reshaped our pre-service gathering to help express this. Instead of just being a 'prayer meeting', we are wanting to create space before the service to worship and encounter God, where prayer flows naturally out of our enjoyment of who God is. We'd love you to come on down to the Crypt at 6pm to be part of this - no expectations or special skills required – just turn up and it will be awesome.

A modern 2 bedroom place with large deck, BBQ, central location is seeking 1 great flatmate. It's a fairly large room with a huge wardrobe. Such a great location in Freeman's Bay right near the Wellington St onramp and KRoad. Very close to the action and shops of Ponsonby. Photos to come. Most house things are provided including new smart TV but you will need everything for your bedroom (bed etc)
The house has been fully renovated 5 years ago and is super cute! I am 40 and looking for a fun flatmate with a sense of humour, and easy to get on with, maybe 30+. Either male or female but no couples please (house just isn't big enough).
Room available now. Water is included in rent but excludes other expenses.
Call Louise on 021 334568.

Beth-Shean, a local Christian Charitable Trust, is looking for people to serve on their Board of Trustees.


We have been providing places of healing and safety to people affected by mental and emotional distress since 1996.


We are based in Mt Albert and currently serve the central Auckland area.


Think this could be you? Please see our website www.bethsheantrust.org.nz for more info; and email admin@bethsheantrust.org.nz.

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We have a room for rent in the beautiful Kohimarama.

The room is available from now until late November.
It is a large north facing room with plenty of sun. It is within walking distance to Kohi cafe and store.
Oh and did I mention it is a street away from the beach?

One other house mate that is easy going and low maintenance.
Rent is $195pw

Give me a call or a txt if you are interested 0211999726

A Retreat-Seminar in the
 Practice of Christian Meditation

'How our Meditiation Helps us live the Joy of the Gospel'

NZ community for Christian meditation

Led by
Sr Anne Warren CHF

Saint Francis Retreat House
50 Hillsborough Rd Auckland

September 18th @7pm -20th @4pm 2015

For More information
Ph: Margaret 09 269 7515
or email:

We recently moved into a modern two story town house, and are looking for a new flatmate to join us.

On Hillsborough Road, close to native bush with a direct route to the city and south. Off street parking and garage available, gas mains, apple TV, dry and warm with a private courtyard for summer fun. Also a spare room for guests.

We're looking for a male/female Christian in their late 20's/30's to share with 2 females. We share cooking and expenses, $260/week all inclusive, good broadband and food included.

Available from next week.

Give Maree or Lesley a call 021881 747 today :)

I am looking for an emerging or professional artist for an exhibition for Lakehouse Cafe gallery in July. 

It should be hung on the wall, so paintings, or photographs, (but no installation or sculpture). 

There is space for about 6-8 art works.

While it is on the exhibition, the art works are on sale
(30%-Gallery, 70%-Artist).

If you know any artist who has works to sell and looking for an exhibition space, please send me an email. 


SunMin Elle 

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.