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!

Calling all 9am'ers! Want to get to know the people you sit with? Arrive at church needing coffee, conversation, coffee and something to eat (and also coffee)? On Sunday 4 October at 8:30am we are launching Kick Start, a new social space for you, running through to Christmas. Caffeine, treats to eat and friends – pre-church!  What could be better? Skip the cornflakes at home and come join us. A donation to help cover costs would be great. We are also in need of 2 volunteers each Sunday to prep and serve from 8am to 9am. Contact Jennifer if you're keen! #earlybirds

We are holding an infant baptism and dedication service on Sunday 11 October at the 9am and 11am services. If you are interested in having your little one baptised or dedicated, or would like some more info, please email Gabrielle.

Are you, or is someone you know, 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 or adoption. Our women's baby prayer group is getting together to pray and support one another on Wednesday 14 October in the St Paul's Church sanctuary at 7.30pm. By His power and grace, couples are overcoming medical odds, miscarriage, unexplained infertility and more. All welcome. All confidential. For more info, please email Louise. Free parking at the Wilson carpark.

Are you ‘on your way to the chapel and going to get ma-a-a-rried’? Our marriage preparation course is coming up in October 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 27 October to 24 November, from 7:30-9:00pm. 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. Spaces are filling fast so register now or email Kyleigh for more info.

We think it’s time to roll out another church-wide party. We don't get the lot of us together very often, so on Friday 30 October we're putting on a Scottish gathering of the 'Céilidh' pronounced 'kay-lee' kind. A WHAT? It's traditional and it involves folk music and dancing (yes, with instructions). Come along, have a laugh and strap on your dancing shoes. Bring along a pot luck dessert. Cost: $10pp. Register now or email us for more info.

We are super excited to let you know that our version of 'O Lord We Seek Your Face' is now available for download on iTunes. First recorded here at St Paul’s a year ago, the live video has since had nearly 40,000 views. The song has recently been recorded on the New Wine UK album and has also been included on the upcoming global compilation release called ‘Ultimate Worship 2016’. Not bad for us little Kiwis! So here’s the link for our version on iTunes.

We are located in the heart of the city where people from many different countries and cultures can come and meet us and hear good news about Jesus. If you would like to be involved in welcoming people from different cultures into St Paul's and into your life, contact Conrad. There are opportunities for everyone!

Interested in keeping a mindful eye on the safety and security of the church activities? Get in touch with Mike via email or mobile 021 157 0257, or Gabrielle to discover how to be involved in this team as part of the wider hosting ministry.

Hey there! Can you believe it is only 3 months until Christmas? With Christmas just around the corner, we are looking for some costume experts to help in the creation of this year’s Children’s Production character costumes. If this is something you would love to be involved in, please email Rebekah. Thanks!

If you haven’t heard the great news we are now able to park in any car parks from Level 2 up in the Wilson Carpark. Please leave the public parks on the bottom level for parents with prams. Parking costs are still covered by St Paul’s so you can continue to park for free – just bring your carpark ticket to church and swap it for a pre-paid exit ticket. #highfive

1 bedroom granny flat with 1 bathroom and amazing private courtyard.

This is a funky little granny flat which is located down the driveway behind a Real Estate office owned by a St Pauls member.
Includes single automatic garage.
Use of heated pool JOOOY!! (with some limitations)
Large bathroom.
Tidy kitchen - with portable hot plates and bench top oven.
Large open studio bedroom.
With plenty of space for small lounge are / dining table.
Large covered courtyard.
Very safe location right in Mangere Bridge Village.

Tenants will need to be courteous and private as to not interfere with business operating in the front house.
Will suit professional working single / couple.
$360 per week including rent/electricty/water.
Email hollyjean01@gmail.com or call 02102402697 for more info

Hi everyone, my name is Shoichi and I'm looking for temporary accommodation from the end of September for a period of 2 to 3 months. I'm looking for a room that is $120 to $190 pw, preferably close to Mt Albert or Greenlane. I have a car and I am clean and tidy. Email: shomatters0202@gmail.com. Thanks!

Come and join our new home group! All welcome. We are starting with a series on hearing God's voice.

7pm-9pm every Thursday at the SPA rooms at St Paul's Annex, across the road from the church.  For more information please contact Rachel,  springhomegroup@gmail.com

I am a late-20's professional girl looking for a new Christian flat or board in Auckland City from late October. 

I am preferably seeking somewhere close to the CBD for shorter commutes to work.

I like music (I play violin) and all sorts of art and craft.

Temporary places also considered.

Please text me (Sharon) on 021 150 4942 

I'm looking for a quiet student or working person to flat with in a modern & new furnished 2 bedroom unit with kitchen, living area and bathroom to share in Castor Bay - North Shore.

Rent: $175 p/week + $20 (power, water & internet).

Heatpump, double glazing, high quality fittings and appliances. Close to beach and shops. Warm friendly home! Require x 2 weeks bond. Txt me - 021 077 34 19

I am a 30+ Chinese working professional woman and attend St Pauls.

I am looking for a room near the city; ideally within 5KM of the CBD.
Preferably I want to live with a family. $200-$250 and it is better if i don't share bathroom with others.

My daughter is coming to NZ in February and I would consider staying after that it it works.

my contact detail:

May lee
email: 40791200bhc@gmail.com

We recently moved into a modern two story town house, and are looking for a new flatmate to join us.

On Hillsborough Road, close to native bush with a direct route to the city and south. Off street parking and garage available, gas mains, apple TV, dry and warm with a private courtyard for summer fun. Also a spare room for guests.

We're looking for a male/female Christian in their late 20's/30's to share with 2 females. We share cooking and expenses, $260/week all inclusive, good broadband and food included.

Available from next week.

Give Maree or Lesley a call 021881 747 today :)

TE HARINUI meaning THE GREAT JOY is our musical play about the first preaching of the Christian gospel to Maori in Aotearoa New Zealand on Christmas Day 1814.
There's a huge album of photos of our amazing 2014 kids' Christmas production here.
And you can watch the video 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.