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...

In 1978 St Paul’s made it onto the global music stage with the release of a song called 'The Servant Song'. The song was written by Richard Gillard, who was on staff and part of the St Paul's Singers. The success of this group led to the formation of the St Paul's Outreach Trust and they travelled to many churches both in New Zealand and overseas to perform. Around this time St Paul’s also developed a ministry of ‘liturgical dance’ which was led by Kate Prebble. It was said that “the St Paul’s Singers epitomised St Paul’s – full of the Holy Spirit in joy, love and energy.” What a great legacy we have!

Our annual St Paul’s Ceilidh is always such a hit we thought, "Why not try it with the kids?" A ceilidh involves folk music and dancing – yes dancing! Don't panic – a live ceilidh band will be teaching us the moves and they're super easy. It's all about fun and not footwork, all ages welcome so why not invite the extended family? Tickets are $25/family (max 5 peeps) and $10/individual, include pizza and parking and can be purchased here. Friday 26 August from 5:30-7:30pm. See you there!

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!

Join us in the church on 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.

A friendly reminder that the Wilson carpark dash pass is not a valid permit when parking next to the church in the staff carpark. If you have a meeting in the church offices please let Kyleigh know by calling 09 373 3268. We will give you a temporary parking permit to display during your meeting.

Worship is a huge part of what we do here at St Paul’s, and we are looking for some new talent to join our wonderful worship team (especially electric guitarists and drummers!). If you sing or play an instrument and have a heart for worship, we’d love to hear from you. For more info get in touch with Chris.

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.

Come and join students from different cultures and backgrounds – it’s a great way to get to know people from all over the globe without having to use your airpoints! Our regular Wednesday International Student Lunch and English Conversation Group is growing, so if you're free any time between 12-2pm on Wednesday, please contact Conrad to get involved. Qualifications necessary: are you breathing? 'Nuff said. Volunteer today!

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.