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!

Are you ‘on your way to the chapel and going to get ma-a-a-rried’? Our marriage preparation course begins soon 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 February 10 to March 10 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 Wilson carpark. Register online or email Emily for more info.

St Pauls' Music lessons are starting up again for 2015! If you (or your child) are interested in learning an instrument, then email Chris for more info. Be quick as spaces are limited!

Candlelit hymns and communion service at the 18:30 service on Sunday 8 February. An extended night of worship led by the Worship Central NZ team following their amazing session at Festival One. It’s a chance to give thanks for and reflect on God’s unconditional (and at times unbearable) love for us. It’d be something to remember, so make sure you get along.

Pete McAllen (UK) of album “I Hear Your Voice” is playing an acoustic set downstairs in the Crypt following the 18:30 candlelit hymns service, where there’ll be great food on offer too! Look forward to seeing you there.

Are you new to St Paul’s? Are you in your 20s or early 30s and wanting to get connected into a Cluster or small group? Then come along to Crave this Wednesday from 7pm for pizza & beer, to meet some awesome people and maybe even join a small group. $10 for pizza & drinks, $5 for just drinks. What’s not to love about this? Email Joe for more info and to register your interest!

We know this weather is too good to pass up and you may have been away at the beach this summer and missed a few Sunday services (we forgive you). Never fear - we’ve been recording Sunday talks so you can still get your weekly fix wherever you are! Check out the talks tab on our website, or head to SoundCloud and add it to a wee playlist for your on-the-go listening. Woop!

We encourage every family to get on board and join in the fun that happens downstairs with the kids. Volunteering is a fabulous way to support the Families Team, learn what your kids do each week and show your children that you’re not as old as they think you are! So please pop your name down on the calendar that will be on the desks this Sunday morning, or contact Cara to express your interest.

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.

A great home grown song we have been singing at St Paul's for the last little while has recently been recorded. The session was also filmed and the fantastic result can be viewed here. If you would like a free copy of the mp3, you can download it here. The song was written by Andy, Chris & Zac and is one of a series that are being released each month by Worship Central NZ/AU

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 or have joined online). 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

Hey There!

I'm looking for a flat on behalf of my brother, who is returning to Auckland this year for study. Logan is in his early 20's, and is a 3rd year student at AUT.
He's a pretty chilled out guy who gets on with his uni work, handles his share of the flat roster with no fuss, and is generally an awesome person to have around.

He doesn't have a car, so ideally he'd be looking for a place in the Northcote/Birkenhead area, but if you're near a bus route going that way, that would also be fine. 

So if you're on the lookout for someone to fill your flat on the Shore, or if you know of a place that would suit, I'd love to hear from you.

Contact matt.leah.pickering@gmail.com

Thanks very much!

Hi there!

We are three professional women in our late 20s/ early 30s looking for a fourth flatmate for our beautiful villa in Devonport. The villa is close to the beach and ferry building. The room is $200 per week plus expenses and is available from 2 February.

Please feel free to contact me if you are interested on mollybelle84@yahoo.com :)



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.