News & Announcements

To keep up to date with what’s happening, take a look at our St Aidan’s Calendar.

Also check out our weekly Newsletter here and our latest Parish Magazine here.

Coming Up:

Men’s Breakfast, Thursday 26th April

Meeting at 7:30am, our parish men will come together for breakfast at Brown’s Café. Contact Glen for further details.

ANZAC Day Service,  Wednesday 25 April

Held at 9:30am in the church. All are welcome.

Notices:

Situations Vacant

The 9:30am AV team is looking for new members to be part of an elite
group of people who get to work with some of the most up to date sound tech around all while being part of a fantastic, supportive team. Full training provided but a basic understanding of computers and an
ear for sound balance helpful.

We are looking for a Verger (In House Manager – Paid Position) to manage the funerals and weddings at St Aidan’s. Full training provided. Please contact the office if you would like to know more.

Pastoral Care/Home Communion

If you are unwell or know of someone who is unwell and would like a visit or Christmas Communion at home please contact the office so we can arrange for this to happen.

Recent Events:

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.