kia ora and welcome to st paul's, a vibrant community gathering in auckland's oldest city church. come along, get stuck in and help us in creating, relating, restoring and whole pile of other 'ing' words...

Making grand plans for Valentine’s Day? We’ve got a loved-up lunch sorted for you: save the date for Sunday 14 February. We can’t promise roses, dim candlelight or cheesy poetry but it’ll be a great time to hang around after church, catch up properly with people you haven’t had the chance to see in a while and perhaps even meet some new ones! We're in need of some amazing and friendly people to help on the day – serve drinks, food preparation, set up, pack down and clean up. If you can help please email Jennifer

Are you "on your way to the chapel and going to get ma-a-a-rried"? Our marriage preparation course is coming up soon in February and is designed for both engaged and pre-engaged couples wishing to build a strong and lasting relationship. Join Scott and Jennie Milne for dessert and coffee over five Tuesday evenings from 23 February to 22 March at 7:30-9pm. The excellent material is both relevant and helpful for any couple with or without a Christian faith. $110 per couple (including dessert/workbooks). Free parking at the Wilsons carpark. Spaces are filling fast, so register here or email Kyleigh for more info.

Join us in the church on Tuesday 23 February as we pray for physical healing. Our teams will be praying between 7:30pm and 9pm. Each month we experience God's power at work for all kinds of medical conditions. Free parking in the Wilson carpark on Symonds St. You will need to display a dashboard pass which will be available on the night. Come, get well.

If you are the parent of anyone in Zeal or Core, we’d love to invite you to our youth parent evening on Monday 22 February in the St Paul’s Crypt, from 7.30pm (car parking available). Over drinks and dessert, Sim and Holly will explain their vision for St Paul’s Youth, the ins and outs of what we do in Zeal and Core, how you can stay informed, plus, you’ll meet some of the team and other parents. Please RSVP to attend.

Got a car sitting in your driveway yearning for a more exciting life in the ministry? The Sawrey family are looking for a car to buy to get Paul to the office each day. It doesn’t have to have all the features of the Pope-mobile, just a modest little run-about will do the trick. If you think you might have the right type of wheels for the job, contact Kyleigh.

We have a wonderfully committed and creative team of volunteers who lead us week-in-week-out in worship. In the month of February, we are going to be holding auditions for any singers and musicians who are interested in joining the worship team. Don’t worry, it’s not X-Factor or The Voice – simply a chance to connect and see if this is an area of service you can get involved in at St Paul’s. If you are interested please contact Andy soon to find out more and arrange a time to meet.

Wondering whatever happened to your left jandal? Missing the centre pole of your 3-bedroom tent? Maybe your company branded golf umbrella is M.I.A? A very eclectic bundle of lost property has been collected from our church building as well as Youth Camp and Festival One. Take a look in the side chapel after the service this Sunday and next Sunday for anything you think you may have lost. Any items not collected will be donated to charity.

Want to be involved, but don’t consider yourself an on-stage type? Consider joining our top-notch volunteer production team. We would be very keen to hear from anyone who is interested in joining and contributing to this team – you don’t have to be a technical ninja as full training will be provided. Please contact Andy soon to find out more and arrange a time to meet.

We love the way our community pulls together to ensure the vibrant running of our Children's Ministry. If you would love to come on board and engage with our children this year, do talk to us – we have some really exciting things in store. In the meantime, we encourage every family to help out once a term in the area of their choosing to ensure the smooth and safe-running of the programme. Please let Cara know the date that you would like to help out this term. Alternately you can sign-up by writing your name on the calendar roster on the table of your child’s group.

Hi there! If you’re a uni student, or of university age then let us introduce you to Unify, a growing university student small group here at St Paul's. The group aims to grow in fellowship, learn together and go deeper in our faith. We meet every Thursday night at 7pm in the church offices for a Bible study, hot drinks, good yarns, prayer and the chance to take a moment out of our university week to focus on God. We will be starting our first session on Thursday 4 February 2016. If that sounds like you, contact Rebekah Fryer or Matthew McQueen.


I am hoping to find employment in a chemistry field having had 4 years working experience in Quality Control laboratory and different University laboratory environments. I have a Master’s degree in Organic Chemistry, (Computational and Theoretical Chemistry). I am currently working in Valleygirl store as a part-time retail assistant. Also, I work as a part-time reliever for Ooooby Company; provider of organic fruit and vegetable.

I really need a full-time job! :-)



Part time paid position (approx. 10 hours per week).


St Philip’s Anglican Church in St Heliers wish to expand our children’s ministry and are starting the process of looking for one or two people who are passionate and gifted in working with children.  The role would include preparing and delivering our Sunday morning children’s church ministry.  This takes place during our 9:30am service.


There are currently two age groups ‘Jesus And Me’ (2-5yrs) and ‘Kids Of God’ (6-11yrs) and so we potentially will be looking for someone to run each group.


If you think you might be interested please contact, in confidence, to Julie White, Parish Administrator,




Hi - I am looking for a reliable, kind and motivated after school nanny.

You will please be required to pick up our two eldest and easy going boys aged 9 & 7 from school in central Mt Eden.  Ideally every Wednesday, Thursday and Friday afternoon - from 3-7pm - but I can be flexible on the days to fit in with other schedules.

Duties will please include school pick-up (2 minute walk across the road), taking the boys to local after school activities as required, light housekeeping (e.g. laundry), cooking a basic meal & supervising the children, e.g. homework, getting ready for bed. From time to time, you may also be required to child mind our easy going 1 year old as well.

Hourly rate is $18-$20 (depending on experience). Starting asap, ideally for a decent period of time. A retention bonus will be paid every six months.

Must have full drivers licence and car. Petrol allowance will be provided. Must speak English. Previous child minding experience and references are preferred please.

Please contact Jo Green on 0272629756 or if you're interested.

Kia Ora,

I'm looking for accommodation, either rent or board, from the 13th of Feb through to the 27th of March.

I'm moving up from Rotorua to work for Recreate (a disability charity), which is based in Mt Eden. Accommodation around this area would be preferable.

I'm a 31 year old, kind and considerate male, I enjoy art and outdoor activities.
Feel free to e-mail me or phone  ph 022 139 2964

We are missionaries returning to Auckland for a home assignment and looking for accommodation possibilities.

Our 23 year old son will be with us and attending Auckland Uni so a two bedroom place is would suit us best.

If you can help we’d love to hear from you contact Gayle Wansong  - or 022 100 7228

Spring Home Group
Do you work with people in the community?
You might work in health or education, community law, corrections or social
services. We know it can be a bit of a mission field out there and it’s
important to be around people who get it.
We want to establish a group for people who are are looking for a place
where they can be themselves, share a few work stories, have a few laughs, get
stuck into scripture and just have fun. Whether you’re in the thick of it or
just have a passion for people in the community we would love to hear from
you.  We will be meeting on Wednesday nights in Central Auckland.
Email Rachel - if you would like to hear more about where you can find

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
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.