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...

Come along to the first St Pauls' Women’s event of the year – we are standing under an open heaven and we know that God has good things in store for us. Be encouraged by our speakers Esther Grant, Kyleigh Mooney and Karen Rogers, connect with old friends and meet new ones over a scrumptious morning tea – and connect with God in a deeper way with worship. This is free event and so is the parking,  though you'll need to display your St Paul's dash pass. Saturday 21 May, 9:30am to 12:30pm.

We are looking for a team of people who we can ask every few weeks to help us serve communion. If you are keen to help and would like to join one of our 9am, 11am or 18:30 teams, Gabrielle would love to hear from you. Please email Gabrielle if you’d like to get involved or have any questions.

It’s nearly that super fun time of year…tax time! St Paul’s is currently transitioning from a manual to automated system and expect to be able to issue receipts by mid/late May. So don’t fret – these will be emailed to all those who have given to St Paul’s in the last tax year.

The AGM is on Monday 9 May at St Paul’s and we’d love you to join us for some great worship, hear about what’s been happening across our ministries and elect the Vestry, People’s Warden and Synod Representatives. You have to be on the church roll in order to vote or stand for Vestry. If you consider yourself to be part of St Paul’s and would like to be on the roll, click here. We’ll start pouring drinks at 7pm and will get underway at 7:30pm. To request an item of business be added to the agenda, please email Mary by 5pm on Monday 2 May. See you there!

We don’t talk about membership much at St Paul’s, but it’s AGM time, so we’re getting down to the nitty-gritty. To vote at the AGM, your name must be in our official parish books – so if you’d like to join, you can do that here or by grabbing a form from the welcome area on Sunday. If you’d like to be a part of the AGM and unsure whether you’re already on the list or not, feel free to email us and we can check for you. If you voted last year, you’re golden. If you didn’t vote last year or have joined in the last year, it might be worth checking.

Youth Leading – it’s not about being cool, or young or even extroverted. It’s about having a genuine heart for young people and being keen to journey with them through the challenging teen years and beyond. We have two amazing youth groups at St Paul’s and a great team of leaders, but we’re on the lookout for new volunteers. If this could be something you’re keen on, contact Simeon for more details.

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.

Before the 18:30 service, we’ve created a space before things begin to worship and encounter God together, where prayer flows naturally out of our enjoyment of who God is. Join us a little earlier on a Sunday night – 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.

Did hearing about what’s happening with St Paul’s cross-cultural ministry at church last Sunday light you up? 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!

Pick up a St Paul’s parking dashboard pass this week at the welcome desk. A 'dash pass' needs to be displayed whenever you park in the Wilson’s carpark at 47 Symonds Street for any weeknight event such as The Well, Baby Prayer or Deeper. Please note that these passes are only valid after 5pm during the week for St Paul’s events only. It’s handy to keep one in the car. Remember the code is 1357 ‘IN’.

You are invited this Tuesday 3rd May at 6pm and Wednesday 4th May from 9am - 4pm to the AFFIRM conference at St Margaret's Hillsborough. Keynote speakers include,  Bishop Justin Duckworth, Bishop Richard Ellena, Jade Te Ur Karaka, Mark Beale and other snapshot speakers and workshops Visit our AFFIRM website for more details.

St John's Theological College is looking for a dynamic teacher to lead the new under twos area in its onsite preschool.

The preschool caters for children of parents studying for ministry and the surrounding community. With a maximum of five children and two teachers, set in the stunning grounds of the college, and backing onto the St John's native bush reserve this role is a unique opportunity to be involved in creating exceptional early childhood education. To find out more contact Natalie, 
director@sjcp.ac.nz

We have a large townhouse in Birkenhead. We live upstairs and have flatmates / boarders in three downstairs rooms. Currently a guy (who goes to equippers) and a girl (life church) studying.

We attend St Pauls and are studying and working. There are no children in the house. We are non smokers.

The room we have available is a large double bedroom, with a double bed, desk, chair, lamp and chest of drawers. The room is a refurbed garage and has a garage door.

Board / rent is $200pw including power, water, fibre internet and all the cleaning which is done fortnightly by a local lady.

We have inherited a random neighborhood cat who comes and goes from time to time.

Street parking is available or the bus stop to the city (Onewa Road) is right outside the house. Very close to Auckland City / University etc. 

If you're interested we would love to hear from you. Email lisamareeoakley@gmail.com or text 0275735483 to organise a time to view. 

We are 3 professionals in our late 20's/early 30's (3 girls) looking for an awesome Christian flattie (preferably fun, tidy and professional and in a similar age bracket) to come and live with us in our Mt Eden villa. 

If you are looking for a place that is literally a hop, skip and a jump from Kingsland / Dominion Road, close to all social action then this is the place for you!!

Conveniently located near a number of key social establishments and public transport amenities, our house features:
- off street parking
- a modern open plan kitchen (beer/wine fridge included) and lounge / dining area
- a back deck that gets all day sun
- 2 x toilets 
- 2 heat pumps
- an open fireplace
- an attic for storage. 

The house comes fully furnished,

The room that is for rent is a decent-sized double bedroom.

Expenses include power, water, internet, cleaner and general householdy things excluding food. 

This place really is such a steal - an amazing house in an amazing location with awesome flatties - what more could you want! :)

The room will be available from 24 April 16.

http://www.trademe.co.nz/Browse/Listing.aspx?id=1066005874&ed=true

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

Hello, I am on the lookout for a keen basketball enthusiast who would be interested in giving my brother a few one on one sessions. My brother doesn't actually have any basketball experience but is really interested in the game and would love to throw a ball around with someone. Unfortunately our dad isn't on the scene so I thought I would put this out to the church and see if anyone was available.
If this sounds like you, feel free to email me on
GraceNyameyeNtreh@gmail.com

Do you feel like an adventure?  Are you bored with "same old"?  Visiting and bringing your skills to a home for orphan girls in Uganda might be the answer! Project Moroto is a NZ charity providing a safe home for 18 Ugandan orphans.  You could be a young person on an OE or a slightly older person/s looking to do something different. Give Jane Bailey a call on 021 7409 43 if this interests you.

I'm a caring and nurturing Nanny seeking 3 full days or 25 to 30+ hours work (flexible) in Central Auckland and surrounding suburbs.

I'm currently working through Porse and have 6 years experience caring for children aged from 6 months to 10 year olds.

 I'm friendly and outgoing and love interacting with kids through play and adventures!

C.V. and References available with a current First Aid Certificate.

Please call Rochelle on 021302707


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.