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!

We are very grateful for the wonderful host teams who welcome us at the doors with a friendly face before church every Sunday. To welcome some new faces to the team and build momentum in this area, we are hosting a welcoming training evening on Monday July 28 at 7pm. This will be an evening for current hosts as well as those wanting to join the team. If you’re a current host or recently volunteered to be one, you will have received an invitation email - if you’d like to join the team, we’d love to have you along. Please email Emily for more info. Thanks!

Winter's here and it’s time to come along on a Tuesday night (7 – 9:15pm) to grab a hot cuppa, some delicious dessert and feed your heart and soul with top-notch theological training. The courses at the St Paul’s Theological Centre are perfect for anyone wanting to deepen their understanding of the Bible, grow in their faith and develop as a disciple of Jesus. Everyone is welcome and free parking is provided. Click these links for more info/to register: How To Read The Bible // Spiritual Disciplines // Identity // Pastoral Care. Email Theology or forward to a friend.

We invite you to join us in the sanctuary (altar area of the church) next Wednesday 30 July as we put our faith into practise by laying hands on those who need physical 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.

As a valued member of our church family at St Paul's, we are keen to get your views and opinions on the way we communicate with you, as well as how you would like St Paul’s to interact with you in the future. We have prepared a short survey, which should only take you 5 minutes to complete - we would LOVE your thoughts. Click here to start our 5 minute survey.Tthe deadline for submitting your opinion is Friday 1 August. Thanks, we really appreciate your feedback.

We are very excited about the Love This City event on Saturday 2 August! We really want to support this amazing initiative and so have decided to change our planned Whanau Friday to Whanau Saturday. Church families will come together at 4pm to prepare hot food and other care packages to be given out to our St Paul's neighbours. Families are invited to join us for all of the afternoon for our prep time, and then can continue on into the evening to help distribute and minister if they wish. We’ll have a lot of fun ‘loving our city’, so it’d be great to have you along! More details to follow.

We were super excited to announce on Sunday that we will be starting up a series of church lunches to run every 6 weeks or so. This is part of our wider goal of building the relational foundation of St Paul’s and also providing an opportunity for people from the 9am and 11am to get to know each other. Our first lunch will be on Sunday 10 August, 12.30pm-2pm. We’ll put on a full spread and even have programmes running for kids and youth. We would love it if you could join us for this, so do pop it in your diary – it’d be great to see you there!

If you went to the New Wine Summer Festival in Warkworth this year, you will have just received some information on next year’s festival, being held in Warkworth 7-11 January 2015. St Paul’s will not be supporting the festival corporately this time - this is to allow our staff a break and some breathing room. However, we know that many St Paul’s families were blessed by their time at the festival this year and we would encourage anyone to go – it’s a great way to kick off the year! Visit the New Wine website for more info.

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, the Ignition enews is the one to sign up for too! Get it here to hear about the class programmes, room changes and rosters! For those with a heart for the co:mission, we compile updates from our network of missionaries — the appear under the site here, but it's even easier subscribe here. Ka chow.

Do you need time to check in with God? Would you like to pray with others to discover what is on his heart? Then come and join us at 6:45am on Thursday mornings in the church for community and coffee. We meet every week. It’s addictive.

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 last year). 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

Hi there, we are looking for 2 new flatties for our lovely modern 4 bdrm home near One Tree Hill. You would be sharing with 2 females in our early 30's . Double bedroom, double wardrobe, HRV system and soon to be installed heat pump. Great location, close to motorways and bus stop right outside. Expenses (water/power/internet) are approx $35/week. Looking for someone of similar age to share our home with. 
Txt Mel 02102399230

Hello fellow St Paul-ians! My name is Freya, I'm 19 years old and have been a part of the St Paul's community now for just over 9 months. And I'm loving it!! I'm currently in my first year of studying social work, and I work part time at a coffee shop. If any of you parents ever need a hand with your little ones or a night out and you need someone to babysit - please let me know!! I worked for 2 years for youth holiday programs and I can tell you I am responsible, kind and caring. Feel free to say hi if you see me at a service or email me at freyamvincent@gmail.com

Thanks guys, god bless!!

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.