St Aidan’s is a vibrant community and strongly committed to being involved in and serving the community around us. Various oversight groups steer ministries and are open to all. Have a look around the noticeboard in the Gathering Area for current events.
City Mission Food Donations
Each Sunday we collect food for the City Mission. Bring along a can or other non-perishable goods to donate. We also occasionally make a special appeal for items that the Mission is low on. Keep an eye out on our newsletters for more information. Visit the Auckland City Mission website if you would like to find out more about the City Mission.
City Mission Volunteering
Every Christmas we also get a group together to spend a few days volunteering at the City Mission’s distribution centre, where they sort clothing, linen, furniture and food. They also sort and deliver the crisis care items such as food parcels, clothes and sleeping bags. To get involved, contact the Office!
Community Planting Days
When the Ōrākei Local Board calls for volunteers, a team from St Aidan’s gets involved. Keep an eye out for upcoming planting days in our newsletters, or on the noticeboard at church.
Our Mission Shop is open 10am to 2pm Thursday, Friday and Saturday. Quality pre-loved clothing and accessories ranging from $1-$15!
Money raised through our shop is given to charity. We have a Charitable Purposes Group who decides on where the money goes.
Keep up to date with the shop via Facebook
Pins & Needles
A group of parishioners meet every 2nd Monday of the month to share ideas, patterns, plans and yarns – all in an atmosphere of fellowship, refreshment and inspiration, as they make warm clothes for the Anglican Trust for Women and Children, Counties Manukau Midwives, the Hamlin Hospital in Ethiopia, The Neonatal Intensive Care Unit at National Women’s Hospital and other charities. Find out more here.
A group of parishioners are involved in prison visiting. See Barbara Weir if you’re interested in joining the team.