Mission and Outreach
Taking God’s Love into the World
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 for details and how to get involved.
City Mission Food Donations
Each Sunday we collect food for the City Mission. Bring along a can or other non-perishable goods to donate. 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!
St Aidan’s Food Ministry
St Aidan’s has a frozen meal ministry to help parishioners and our wider community in times of need with a meal or two, or some baking. We have aluminum food boxes to store a main meal in such as a pasta, rice or meat dish. Ice cream containers can be used for baking such as muffins or a slice. Can you help keep our freezer well stocked? If so, thank you for your support for this ministry. If you are in need of a meal or would like aluminum food boxes to make some meals then please contact the parish office – 929 4671 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
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.
St Aidan’s participates in Angel Tree, which is a Prison Fellowship’s Ministry. Prison Fellowship supports the children of prisoners and their caregivers through several outlets, and Angel Tree is one of them.
If you take an Angel, you will find information about a particular child, and a suggestion of a present to get them (suggested by their parent). The presents need to be new but are all under $25.
If you take an envelope, Prison Fellowship asks that you make a donation to their on-going yearly costs that occur while they support these children.