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...

There are just a few spaces left for the Life Course which kicks off this Wednesday 27 July. The Life Course is for anyone, irrespective of belief or lack thereof, asking the big, curly questions about life, purpose, humanity, God and meaning. And if you decide it’s not your thing, you can bail – no obligations, no expectations. The course will be running on Wednesday nights from 27 July to 7 September. If you're interested, or know someone who might be, you just need to register before Monday 25 July. Oh, and there's a banquet to kick things off. Nice. 

When the Gospel begins to take shape within a group of people it shines a light on the complexity and struggle of our lives. As Paul teaches the young Corinthian church, the Gospel is a light that illuminates every part of life and is strong enough to change everything. Not only that but it forges a new community of difference within the heart of the city. Exchange Corinth for Auckland and Paul might have penned this letter yesterday. Over nine weeks we will look at how the Gospel takes shape within us as persons in community through three lens: 1) What does it mean to be the church? 2) How do we live well in our sexual lives and relationships? and 3) How do we practise the Kingdom Come through the Gifts of the Spirit?

Passionate about St Paul’s? Love our community? Thrive on a challenge? We are looking to expand our paid Sunday logistics team. This a varied and engaging people-oriented role that requires energy and commitment. If you get a kick out of serving others, are reliable and are great at thinking on the spot, we need you! There may be additional paid work available during the week from time to time. If you would like to apply to join the team, or have any questions, contact us.

Come along and join our home group. We are a mixed group of working professionals, students, singles and couples, mainly in our 20s and 30s. The vision for this group is to build community, learn from God's word and pray for one another. We cover a range of topics in our weekly discussions, we're currently going through Long Story Short study series. We meet in Britomart, every Tuesday from 7-9pm. For more info just email us

Want to be involved, but don’t consider yourself an on-stage type? Consider joining our top-notch volunteer AV 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 AV ninja as full training will be provided. Please email Chris for more info.

We are scouting for a few creatives to style the Life Course Banquet table. If you’ve got a flair for design, love transforming an atmosphere or are just plain good at creating nice 'vibes' visually, email Jennifer to let her know you're keen to join the banquet styling team. We will need you from 2pm this coming Wednesday 27 July.

If you love to pray for others we’d love you to sign up for the St Paul's Prayermail. You will receive email requests from time to time when a prayer need arises. It’s an exciting ministry to be a part of as we continually hear of amazing breakthroughs in tough circumstances. To join up email the Prayermail team. #powerofprayer

Our annual St Paul’s Ceilidh is always such a hit we thought, "why not try it with the kids?" A ceilidh involves folk music and dancing – yes dancing! Don't panic – a live ceilidh band will be teaching us the moves and they're super easy. It's all about fun and not footwork, all ages welcome so why not invite the extended family? Tickets are $25/family (max 5 peeps) and $10/individual, include pizza and parking, and can be purchased here. Friday 26 August from 5:30-7:30pm. See you there!

Has your shuffle playlist become a little blah lately? Does your morning cardio routine scream out for something more power-punched than a Tony Robbins cassette tape talk? Make your day a little brighter and listen to a recent St Paul’s podcast.

We’ve had an awesome response to our Spotify playlist and now we are spreading the love even further. You can now find us on Apple Music as well. Click here to listen to all your favourite songs on a playlist created for St Paul’s.

Come along and join our small group! We are a mixed group of working professionals, students, singles and couples, mainly in our 20s and 30s. The vision for this inner city group is to build community, learn from God's word and pray for one another. We cover a range of topics in our weekly discussions, we're currently going through Long Story Short study series. We meet in Britomart, every Tuesday from 7-9pm.  email:  innercityhomegroup@gmail.com 

We are looking for an au pair (male or female!) to come and live with us in the pretty village of Hurstpierpoint, England (very near lively Brighton and not far from London)!

We are a Christian family, jimmy is from auckland but has been in the UK for 12 years now!  We have a beautiful disabled 6 yr old daughter and a very fun 3 year old son. We are expecting no.3 in November!

We need some help from September / October, mainly helping get the children ready for school and playing with them after.

Please contact me on lizziegos@gmail.com for more info!

I am a forty something year old teacher searching for a living situation.  Either in a home,  in an existing flat or a house to rent with the view to sharing with other Christian professionals.   As I am a music teacher I have HEAPS of music books and resources including a lovely piano. I also have some furniture and other stuff in storage which I would love to find a home for. I look forward to hearing from you.  I am clean and tidy and have good references. Blessings,  Cherry . cherryg@actrix.co.nz  

Adam Street Bungalow with 3 bedrooms, 1 bathroom (shower and bath) and a second toilet. A separate lounge, dining room and kichen with dishwasher & fridge. Gas central heating. Off-street parking for 2 + cars. Walking distance to supermarket, bus routes and Greenlane train station. No pets and non smokers.  Rent $700 pw.  Contact 027 5327793 for more information.

With one awesome flatmate leaving, we're looking for another to join us! We are Christian students with some jobs on the side, aged 20-21. Our flat is ideally located near the great hubs of Ponsonby, Grey Lynn and Kingsland, and the CBD/Uni's are easily walkable. The room is spacious with good windows, and the flat shares one bathroom. We all cook separately. We're ideally looking for someone who is willing to join our relaxed, caring flat, and our many chats and fun times! Contact Harriet on 0277238913 for a viewing/information.  

We're a professional couple looking for a 1 or 2 bedroom flat to rent near-ish to a train station (for example Onehunga, Ellerslie or Panmure, but flexible with location!). We generally go to the 9 am service. Email: gehaack@yahoo.com. 

Hi there
One of our flatmates is leaving us to travel so we are on the hunt for another flattie. We are 3 females in our late 20's/early 30's all working professionals (mainly shift work). Double bedroom available in our lovely modern, warm and dry home. All mod cons including HRV and heat pump. Great location being close to motorways with a bus stop right outside. $230 per week which includes expenses, sky, internet and basic flat supplies. We do our own food separate. Street parking. Available 1st of August but this can be negotiated. 
If you would like to come and have a look txt Mel 02102399230

Cute an cosy house to rent in Avondale for 420/week. Available early July. Fully fenced. Pets may be okay. 5min walking distance to Avondale train station. Short drive to New Lynn shops/ Les Mills etc. 
Please contact Kim 021 175 8731 =)

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.