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!

After a tremendous three years, we are sadly saying farewell to our wonderful church manager, Peter Cox. Peter has been an integral part of the good ship St Paul’s, especially during the interregnum as he worked closely alongside Newt and kept things propelling along smoothly. As a staff, we will all miss his dedication, support, smile, kindness, humour and random St Paul’s knowledge in the office. We wish him all the best in his future endeavours. With all our love x

Last week’s lunch was a fantastic occasion! Thanks to everyone who came along and helped out, we loved being able to connect over lunch as a wider church. We can’t wait for the next one and we’d love some specialist lunch volunteer teams to make sure they always run smoothly. If you want to join a team and help out with church lunches every now and then, please email Blake. Thanks!

We invite all avid golfers, whether beginner or advanced, to join us for the next St Paul's golf day. Come along on Saturday 6 September to Helensville Golf Course, 197 Peak Road, Kaukapakapa. Tee-off at 1:15pm. Costs $15 for 9 holes; $30 for 18 holes. It's a great way to meet other people from St Paul's! All enquiries to Kevin.

Would you like to be involved with the meaningful and fulfilling ministry of hospital chaplaincy? Our next chaplaincy service is on Sunday 7 September at 9am at Auckland Hospital. Come join with other St Paulians to assist patients to the hospital chapel. If you would like to get involved, please contact Gabi Anderson.

Can't believe it's been two months since the inception of the missions 'going global' enews. We've been pleasantly surprised and infinitely blessed by the feedback and support you have given to the ministry — every prayer and offering means a lot to the ones battling on the front lines! Here's to the kingdom coming, to the global co:mission, to our church family that is reaching beyond boundaries. Subscribe to the bi-monthly enews here.

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, the Ignition enews is the one to sign up for too! Get it here to hear about the class programmes, room changes and rosters! For those with a heart for the co:mission, we compile updates from our network of missionaries — the appear under the site here, but it's even easier subscribe here. Ka chow.

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.

You may be new to St Paul’s, been here a few months or even years, but never actually told us that you want to belong to St Paul’s. We would love you to join in the fun with us and make sure you are on our database. If you don’t know whether you are on our database or not, you probably aren’t! (You are if you filled in a census form last year). So to make sure that you are included on the list, please pick up and complete a joining form on Sunday or do it all online 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.

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