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!

Would you like to be involved with the meaningful and fulfilling ministry of hospital chaplaincy? Our next chaplaincy service is this Sunday 2 November at 9am at Auckland Hospital. Come join with other members of St Paul's to minister to patients at the hospital chapel. If you would like to get involved, please contact Gabi Anderson.

Are you ‘on your way to the chapel and going to get ma-a-a-rried’? Our marriage preparation course begins next week and is designed for both engaged and pre-engaged couples wishing to build a strong and lasting relationship. Join Scott & Jennie Milne for dessert and coffee over five Tuesday evenings from 4 November to 2 December from 7:30 – 9pm. The excellent material is relevant and helpful for anyone with or without a Christian faith. $110 per couple (including dessert /workbooks). Free parking at the Wilson carpark. Register online or email Emily for more info.

Women's lives can feel like a tangle of competing demands! We hear many conflicting messages around who we are supposed to be, what we "should' be doing. Our own stories, and our cultural and church traditions, all have powerful voices that seek to define us. How can we discover God's creation intention for our lives? Esther Grant and Sally Shanks will be sharing some of their experiences as together we journey into on-going transformation and freedom. St Paul's Church, 9.30am to 1pm, Saturday 8 November. $10 at the door includes morning tea and parking.

Are you quietly struggling with conception, pregnancy or fertility issues? Perhaps you know a couple who are trying to conceive and/or are on waiting lists for treatment/IVF. Our women's baby prayer group is getting together to pray and support one another on Wednesday 12 November in the St Paul's Church sanctuary at 7.30pm. By His power and grace, more than 60 couples have overcome medical odds, miscarriage and unexplained infertility! All welcome. All confidential. For more info, please email Baby Prayer. Free parking at the Wilson carpark.

please email us to register. Can't wait to meet you...


Glow may not be happening this year but what about the choir?! Hark - the herald angels will still sing! We’ll be holding a Christmas Carol service on 21 December as part of our advent season and whether you sing on stage or in the shower, if you can hold a tune and have fun, we need you. The choir is a great way to get to know people from church and also invite your non-churchy friends to get involved. Rehearsals will start Tuesday 18 November 6:45pm to 9pm so email Mary to register and state if you are a soprano, alto, tenor or bass. If you don't know, no worries – we'll find out on the night.

Would you like to join the growing St Paul’s Geographical Care network? It’s simple and just one of the great ways we care for people in our church. To join the scheme, please email us and let us know where you live. We’ll then pass on your contact details to the person who looks after your geographical area and they’ll touch base with you every now and again to see if they can facilitate support for you. Thanks.

Want to keep up-to-date with what's happening in the life of St Paul's? Every Thursday, we sent out an enewsletter to over a thousand subscribers where you'll get the latest goss on upcoming events, important church dates and a prayer item or two! Sign up to the Happening newsletter here. If you've got some little munchkins at our children's programme, do sign up for Ignition enews too! Get it here to hear about programmes, room changes and rosters! For those with a heart for the co:mission, we also send out a mission enews — the appear under the site here, but it's even easier subscribe here. Ka chow.

Thanks to all who donated to our church family in St Saviour's Kaitaia. Two cars driven by Scott & Jennie Milne and Johan Chang, along with a ute & trailer organised by David Howe & Mark Hockey, were loaded up and driven up! John and Tina said, "What an enormous amount of giving. When the youth saw what had arrived, they were literally wowed! To be able to help those in need with these types of things means a lot up here. So awesome to share in God's work with you guys. Wish you were with us to see your giving in action. We can't thank you all enough." Boom. Thanks to all who gave, sorted, drove and helped..

Do you need time to check in with God? Would you like to pray with others to discover what is on his heart? Then come and join us at 6:45am on Thursday mornings in the church for community and coffee. We meet every week. It’s addictive.

Friendly flatmate wanted. Currently living in the house in professional female in 20's and small dog.


I work full time. House is brand new located in Addison Park, Takanini, new subdivision.


Rent is $120.00 weekly plus power, water, internet to be shared.


Room comes furnished with a double bed. Off Street parking. Lovely area, close to train station and the shopping centre all of which is only a 10 min walk. Close to Bruce Pullman Park.


For more info pls email me ss_chett@hotmail.com

City Centre Ngaoho Place

$200 Inc Expenses

Looking for a flat mate from end of November 2014 to early February 2015.

Located in a great place:
Close to buses, 10 minute walk from City, Parnell, Countdown, Taiping Asian supermarket, Vector Arena, shops, University (Auckland and AUT).

-Your own room on the first floor (three storey town house)
-Your own bathroom on the first floor (showers are on the third floor)
-Your own patio-$200 includes electricity, bills, wifi etc..

The two other flat mates are lovely ladies in their early 20's who are bubbly, friendly, keep good company and enjoy a good chat. Throughout the day everyone is doing their own thing.

Room is unfurnished and open to female or male.

Feel free to contact me at: katiekuo@hotmail.co.nz to arrange a viewing.Thanks :)!

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.

Thanks for all these great shots Tom, Louise, Ian & Garry.