Take a look at our weekly newsletterhereand our latest ‘The Apostle’ Parish Magazinehere.
COVID-19 rules are changing, please keep up to date on what that means for our parish here.
The Anglican Trust for Women & Children’s Annual PJ Appeal has begun again for this winter. AAW members will be collecting children’s PJs on their behalf, and dropping off to the centre in Otahuhu regularly. Donated PJs can be left in the Gathering Area clearly marked for ATWC, or left with the office
Men’s Breakfast, Thursday 26th May
7:30am at Brown’s Café in the Remuera Village.
Tree Planting Day, Saturday 18th June
The Waiata Reserve tree planting day will be held on Saturday 18th June, from 10am (for approx. 3 hours). As well as diggers and planters, we have been asked to supply some volunteers to run the BBQ. Food and equipment is supplied, we will just need some people to cook and serve sausages. Register your interest with the office, or directly via Conservation Volunteers’ Facebook event.
Save the Date
Confirmations will take place on 16th October. Begin praying if this might be something which you would take an active role in.
New to the parish?
Check out our ‘About Us’ page here, or download a copy of our Welcome Booklet. If you have any questions about joining St Aidan’s or would like to be added to our mailing list, please contact us via (09) 929 4670 or firstname.lastname@example.org
Recent Events & News:
Bishop Peter Atkins’ service of celebration, Monday 23rd May
Below are the links to watch Bishop Peter’s service and also to download it, for those that were unable to make it on the day.
Check out the amazing haul of knitting from the group below, as well as the bear family all awaiting new homes.
AAW, Tuesday 3rd May
Judy Matai’a (CEO of Anglican Trust for Women and Children), and Sue Zimmerman spoke at our AAW Afternoon Fellowship. They promoted the just published book, “Threads of Caring”, a history of the Trust.
In case you missed it, Anglican Missions’ Lenten appeal this year supports three projects – accessible healthcare for children in Egypt, caring for children with disabilities in Uganda, and improving sanitation and hygiene in the Solomon Islands. Donate here.
The Men’s Breakfast gathering took place at the home of Rev’d Kerry & Vaoa Davis on 31 March, enjoying a sumptuous breakfast. It was the first time the men had come together for breakfast for several months due to lockdown. With the further easing of COVID restrictions, the group looks forward to gathering again on a more regular basis.
SGM, Sunday 27th March 2022
Held after our 9:30am service, in-person and via Zoom.
Introducing our New Associate Priest, Reverend Kerry Davis
We are delighted to announce the appointment of Reverend Kerry Davis to our Associate Priest position. For the past four years, Kerry has served as the Missioner/Vicar at the Church of the Holy Sepulchre. Kerry will bring experience and a wide range of gifts to St Aidan’s complementing and building upon the existing ministry. We look forward to having him on the team, and to have his wife Vaoa and daughter, Pia as part of our parish. There are still areas to work through in terms of various responsibilities in the parish, but it might be helpful to know that Kerry’s days in the parish will be Sunday through to Thursday, leaving Friday and Saturdays as his days off.
Kids’ Church Project – February 2022
Blessing of the Backpacks, Sunday 13th February 2022
Young people and teachers of the church to bring along their backpacks to either our 8am and 9:30am services, to get blessed as the new school year starts.
Young Adults Beach Dinner, 10 January 2022
Our Young Adults group kicked the year off with takeaways at the beach. If you would like to join our Young Adults group, who usually meet for homegroup every two weeks, please contact Isobell.
Christmas at St Aidan’s, Remuera
Watch our two recorded services below:
Midnight Service, Christmas Eve
Morning Service, Christmas Day
Carols in the Community, Thursday 16th December 2021
We had a great time singing carols outside of church (and then at the Meadowbank Retirement Village) this year! There were smiles and waves and lots of tooting horns – definitely some great Christmas spirit.
If you missed it, or want to follow along with the Karakia for our Climate journey, then follow them on Facebook here. They shared these prayer cards with us, which you can view here (made for printing).
With Conor leaving St Aidan’s for full-time work at Lifewise, we have a new addition to the team, Nic Mercer. We’re excited to warmly welcome Nic, and look forward to having him on our team.
Young Adults Coordinator
Isobell, our Website & Social Media Content Manager, has also taken up the role of Young Adults Coordinator. Please get in contact with her if you would like to join the group!
Parish Annual Quiz, Friday 6th August
Teams up to eight (8) people joined together to raise funds for the City Mission HomeGround Project and have some fun!
Louise’s Induction, 20 June 2021
Reverend Louise Anderson accepted the Bishop’s offer to be the next Vicar of St Aidan’s. Bishop Ross inducted Louise on Sunday 20th June at 3:30pm. It was a great celebration to welcome the next chapter in the life of St Aidan’s!
We’re excited to warmly welcome Izzi, our new Children’s Ministry Coordinator! We look forward to having her on our team. Read her letter to families, here.
We also have the pleasure of welcoming Vicki White as our new Mainly Music Coordinator. Vicki has been involved with Mainly Music for a couple of years and also helping out for some time, so it’s great to be able to make her an official member of the team.
Movie Night, Friday 14th May
We had drinks and nibbles in the Gathering Area from 5:30pm, followed by a movie at 6:30pm. The evening was shared by a variety of generations!