In 1989 vicar Bill Heald invited David and Mary Pytches to St Paul’s to speak about the power of the Holy Spirit. The three-day seminar attracted over 600 people and as the Rev. Heald said “It signalled the public re-engagement of St Paul’s with the maturing Renewal/Revival movement in NZ and around the world, and there has been revived interest and power in prayer healing ministry” – something that continues to this day.