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...

Registrations for Youth Camp 2016 are open! Register now for five days of abseiling, water slides, mountain biking, archery and high ropes, plus crazy forest games, night activities, live worship, ministry times, workshops, hot spot… the list of adventures goes on and on so make sure you get amongst it! Plus, it’s open to friends this year too, so spread the word and let’s have one a-mazing camp.

The Bishop Selwyn Chapel was opened this week at the Holy Trinity Cathedral. Bishop Selwyn came to New Zealand in 1842 and his arrival marked a turning point in the life of the church in New Zealand. The Bishop's Throne still sits to the left of the altar at St Paul’s and dates from this time. Selwyn had learnt enough Te Reo Māori on his voyage to be able to preach and converse with Māori on his arrival. During the land wars of the 1860s his commitment to justice for Māori infuriated many of the European settlers. He spent much of his time as Bishop travelling the country on foot, horseback, canoe and by ship. Bishop Selwyn consecrated St Paul’s – at its first location on Emily Place – in March 1844.

Looking for a stirling opportunity to share your inner nerdiness with the world, all with a pint at your side? Then come join us at St Paul's for this year's big Quiz Night on Friday 16 September, from 7-10pm. Showcase your stunning knowledge of obscure facts and lesser-known trivia, as you lead your team towards being crowned the St Paul's 2016 Quiz Night Champions. $5 per ticket goes towards helping our youth get to Youth Camp. Win! Book your ticket today...

Join us in the church this Tuesday 30 August as we pray for physical healing. Our teams will be praying between 7:30pm and 9pm. Each month we experience God's power at work for all kinds of medical conditions. Free parking in the Wilson carpark on Symonds Street. You will need to display a dashboard pass which will be available on the night. Come, get well.

In the wake of the global refugee crisis we find ourselves with new neighbours. As St Pauler’s, we’re keen to help make them feel more at home by partnering with the Red Cross, and we’d love your help in shaping this partnership. To kick this off we’ll be creating a space to hear from the Red Cross about where the needs are and to do a little ‘blue sky thinking’ on how we might support new refugee families in Auckland. Invite your friends and join us on Monday 19 September at 7pm at St Paul's. For more info email Shelly. Free parking at 47 Symonds Street. Remember to display your St Paul’s dash pass.

If you’ve ever worked with small children you’ll know that they have a miraculous way of seeing the world with fresh eyes every moment. They are inquisitive little sponges and we have the very great privilege every Sunday of teaching these precious tots that Jesus loves them, He wants to be their friend forever. We are looking to form a team of dedicated leaders who will partner with our amazing pre-school staff on a Sunday morning. Would you like to volunteer your time with the fabulous under-5’s of St Paul’s? We’d love to hear from you! Email Cara if you're interested.

Please take a moment to clear any rubbish from under your seat after the service. There are bins by the coffee area and it is a huge help if you can leave your seat area tidy as it is a tight turnaround between all four services. Thanks!

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

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.

we are a young christian couple getting married, looking for a self contained rental. (Or alternatively house sitting)  Please contact Steph Taylor 0210755737"

I've been house sitting for the last 2 months, and I'm ready to find my next place, perhaps you can help me? Are you going away for a few weeks between 11th Sep - 23rd Dec 2016? I'm your perfect house sitter!  I'm a trustworthy, mature female Nurse, 35yrs.  I like to keep a clean house, and I enjoy caring for pets of any kind. I'd be very happy to provide extra security for your home and possessions while you're away. To book me in for any area within Auckland, phone Rachel 027 414 8228 or email racheves@gmail.com

28yr old female working at the North Shore Hospital looking for a lovely christian lass (female) over 25yrs to share my spunky new home with. Must be working or studying full time, pay bills etc on time and partner with me in keeping this a cozy place, tidy and clean.
The room available is a double room with a built in wardrobe. Can be provided with a double bed if need be. The rent is $195 inc of the bills. No pets or smokers. I'm looking forward to having someone who I can have a good yarn with and enjoy a casual chai latte or wine! If you consider yourself easy going please get in touch - vika0788@gmail.com Note - The house is based in the new upcoming suburb NEW LYNN!! 20 mins to city . 15 mins to Kingsland/St.Lukes. With the new tunnel opening in 2017 it will be even more quicker. Also close to the Waitakere Ranges/ Piha and the West Coast beaches in summer. Train/ bus station, Les Mills, fruit/veg shops, Lynmall/ the bright Brickworks and Reading Cinema are within 5-7 mins drive.

Flat wanted for 19 year old hairdresser, working in Newmarket. I'm friendly, definitely clean up after myself, always pay my bills on time, enjoy spending time with others and keen to meet new people. Anywhere within a 10 minute drive of Newmarket or close to a bus or train there, is preferred. Please text Sharni on 0278470008 and I'll call you when I'm able. Thanks.  

Hey,

I am looking for a 2 Bed apartment  in City Center.
Need to move in by mid August.

We are a professional couple with one friend who will be moving in with us.

I am usually in church for the 9:00 AM service in the Children's ministry.

Please call or message on 022-0446587 .
Any help is appreciated.

Thanks
Raj

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 have a home for orphan girls in Uganda and am going in early May. Would anyone have an IPad they would like to gift? I will load educational games to help with the girls learning. Please contact me on 021740943 or jaynebaileynz@hotmail.com. Thank you! Jayne

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.