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!

The AGM is THIS Tuesday 28 April and we’d love you to join us for some great worship and to hear about what’s been happening across our different ministries. We’ll start pouring drinks at 7pm and get underway at 7:30pm. Reminder: in order to vote you need to be a member of our database. If you haven’t already, fill out this online joining form or pick one up from the Welcome Desk on Sunday and become an official member. If you’ve already joined but haven’t updated your details in a while, now’s a good time to make sure we have an up-to-date record for you. #jointhefun

You are warmly welcome to join with us on Wednesday 29 April as we release God’s power for healing. If you or anyone you know wants prayer, please come along, 7:30 – 9:30pm at St Paul’s with free parking at the Wilson carpark. Come, get well.

We invite all avid golfers, whether beginner or advanced, to join us for the next St Paul's Golf Day. Come along on Saturday 2 May at 12:45pm to the Onewhero Golf Course, Churchill Road, Pukekawa (near Tuakau). $20 for 18 holes. All enquiries to Kevin.

We are stoked for our next church lunch on Sunday 3 May after the 11am service, with pastries after the 9am. This is a delicious and fun way of connecting as a church and an opportunity for our 9 and 11am folk to get together properly instead of just waving to each other in the carpark. We need some amazing & friendly people to help serve drinks, carve hams, set up, and pack down on the day – if you can help please email Jennifer. Hope to see you there.

The Life Course is fast approaching (6 May) and is one of our most exciting courses of the year, sharing what it means to follow Jesus. It's a fantastic way to get to know other people at St Paul's better and we promise it'll be great fun too. Please head over to here to register for the banquet and the course! We can’t wait to see you!

We’re excited to be hosting a Christians Against Poverty (CAP) Money Course at St Paul’s next month. The course is led by Michael Cairns and Kevin Harper and provides assistance and knowledge for anyone wishing to improve their personal and financial organisation. The course runs for three Tuesday evenings – 12, 19, and 26 May - from 7pm in the St Paul’s offices. Please register by getting in touch with Kevin.

Our amazing youth ministry, headed by Simeon and Holly Hawkins, has been coined 'the best jobs in the world!' It involves hanging out with 100 intermediates and high-schoolers every Sunday & Friday, going on holiday adventures and awesome camps. They’re looking for people of all ages to join the team - do you have a passion to minister to young people and help them navigate their lives and faith? Why not join our cool community of leaders who have an absolute blast, drink lots of coffee and are regularly reminded how incredible our God is and how young people respond to him? We need you! Get in touch with Simeon.

Thousands of international students walk past our church each day and hundreds of them have walked through our doors with an interest in friendship, hospitality and the Bible. We have a fabulous team hosting students for lunch each Wednesday, leading Bible studies and inviting students to the beach, snow and home for a meal. We’re all about making friends and inviting them to church or a Bible study – God is doing the rest! We need more wonderful helpers to join our team. Can you spare an occasional Wednesday? Perhaps you can invite some students over to experience a kiwi meal? If you want to help support this vibrant and growing ministry, please email Jennifer.

This year marks the 100 year anniversary of the Gallipoli landing and to mark the event, TV ONE is screening a special six-part television series, 'When We Go to War'. Make sure you keep your eyes peeled for glimpses of the St Paul’s Crypt – they filmed the hospital scenes in it! It’s a historical saga that tells the story of six young New Zealand men and women in 1914, contrasting life at home, in Gallipoli and in Egypt. The series begins this Sunday 26 April at 8:30pm on TV ONE. Check out the trailer here.

We are currently in a season of going deeper at St Paul's so we've reshaped our pre-service gathering to help express this. Instead of just being a 'prayer meeting', we are wanting to create space before the service to worship and encounter God, where prayer flows naturally out of our enjoyment of who God is. We'd love you to come on down to the Crypt at 6pm to be part of this - no expectations or special skills required – just turn up and it will be awesome.

Hey everyone!

I have a nice light room for rent at my house in Takapuna. It is a small-medium sized room, with a wardrobe. Just me as the other flatmate- single, 20s, professional young woman. Enjoy quiet time and social time too! Central location, right near bus stops and shops and the BEACH!

Room is 150/week + expenses. room has a king single bed and bedside table in it already.

Ideal flatmate would be young woman in 20s or early 30s, quiet yet willing to hang out sometimes too!

If you are interested, please call/text 0210648037 or email alexandra.carternz@gmail.com

Alex :)

Hi everyone. I am planning to go back to my country, so I have to sell my car. It is 1998 Honda Torneo, black, 1.8L excellent engine, well maintained, low expense for everyday driving. 140500km, no more extra cost would be needed. Worth to buy. Only ask for $2999. Please contact me, ph: 021 261 9229.( text will be preferable)

Located at the front of the ground floor of 40 St Benedicts Street, this is a rare opportunity to be part of an established Integrative Health Center.

Rent for the front room is $320/week (excluding GST), and includes shared access to an industrial washer/dryer, hand wash basins in and out of the room, as well as all bills (power, internet) included, as is shared reception area with shared EFT machine, and shared waiting area.

 Adequate street parking is available, and the room that is now available boasts a beautiful view of the garden and courtyard.

Please direct all enquiries about this room to Alex at dr.ajrodwell@gmail.com

Hi My name is Behide.

I'm Korean, male, 33 years old and have lived in Grafton, Auckland, New Zealand.
I'd like to exchange a lesson. I can teach you any kind of guitar - acoustic, classic, electric and a little bit bass.
You can check my play in my Youtube channel. I have many experience for teaching.

I want to learn English and Kiwi culture. You don't need to be a professional tutor, just Kiwi is fine. I don't mind age, gender and etc. but I'd like to meet near the city. Feel free to contact me. My Email is behidekwon@gmail.com Thank you.

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.