News & Announcements
To keep up to date with what’s happening, take a look at our St Aidan’s Calendar.
Women’s Evening Fellowship, Tuesday 19th June
Join us at 7.30 pm in the Gathering Area. Rosemary Atkins is our guest speaker talking on “Your neighbours and mine??” All are welcome and bring a friend. Enjoy a cup of tea and fellowship afterwards.
Home Group evening, Monday 25th June
All are invited to gather on at 7:30pm in the Gathering Area. Joanne Hand works for Hagar NZ and recently visited Hagar’s programme work in both Cambodia and Vietnam. Come and hear about the trauma recovery work that Hagar does with survivors of slavery, human trafficking and abuse. You will
also learn how Hagar’s work is influencing systemic change at both national and international levels. All
are welcome. Please contact Sheryl on 578 2520 for more details.
Men’s Breakfast, Thursday 28th June
Our parish men will meet at 7:30am for breakfast at Brown’s café. Contact Glen for further details.
One Can – Two Can Appeal, June 2018
St. Aidan’s is participating in the Auckland City Mission’s One Can – Two Can Appeal this year! We’ll be collecting non-perishable food and also funds to help support struggling Auckland families this winter. Look out for the collection box in the Gathering Area between 18 June and 29 June.
Women’s Fellowship Evening, Tuesday 15th May
It was the Royal Wedding week so we celebrated by looking back on our own weddings. A fun night of memories and a lovely cake to enjoy with a cup of tea. Antoinette played beautiful wedding music and sang Handels “Let the Bright Seraphim”. We wished Prince Harry and Megan every blessing in a long and happy life together!
Fishing Trip, Saturday 7th April
Meeting at the Outboard Boating Club, some of our parishioners had a great day together on the water, on board the beautiful Marnine. Although fishing was a bit sparse they managed to come home with a feed and along with swimming, kayaking and banter it was an enjoyable day!
St Aidan’s Famous Annual Garage Sale, 9 September 2017
Windy and wet – not the greatest forecast for this year’s Annual Garage Sale & Spring Fair event but not even this could dampen the spirits of the most ardent bargain hunter. And bargains galore there were – from the practical to the absurd. The Church Hall was chock full of merchandise of all sorts of things. The ladies on the Bake Sale & Jams took centre stage with the most amazing array of delicious home-made treats.
The magnificent wooden pulpit, (no longer in use) was able to be moved into position to stand pride of place amongst the throngs of people, to be used by our MC to make announcements. Poignantly, it’s presence was significant. Maureen Bent, whose family donated the pulpit to the Church, sadly had passed away earlier that week. Both the Bent family and the Bull family (who had carved the pulpit) have been longtime parishioners of St Aidan’s and it was nice to be able to acknowledge them in this way.
Our grateful thanks to our army of volunteers who baked, preserved, cooked, made, sold, drove, picked-up, stood, dusted, polished, cleaned, raffled, erected, assembled, BBQ-ed, sliced, diced, shopped, Instagram-ed, facebook-liked, twittered, hammered… and everything else you did to make this wonderful event possible.
Our biggest thanks must go to our supportive community who were generous in their donations of goods and to the wonderful people who come to shop – many, who keep coming year after year.
Finally, thank you to Paper Plus Remuera, Gracious Living and Remuera Pharmacy who kindly donated some beautiful items for our raffles. Thank you all for making this our most successful Garage Sale to date.
Let’s do it all again next year! – St Aidan’s Garage Sale Organising Committee.
St Aidan’s Day, 27th August 2017
On Sunday, 27th August we celebrated the ministry of St. Aidan – our patron Saint. Traditionally this is a day when parishioners from all services join together for some fun and fellowship over a shared lunch. We met together after the 9:30am service and shared some delicious food, played a few games and donated goods to the City Mission! 🎁
Pentecost, 4th June 2017
Popcorn, marshmallows, fire and a whole lot of kids and youth came together to discuss how popcorn transforms through heat; and so we also transform and change with the power of the Holy Spirit.