News & Announcements
Due to COVID-19, our St Aidan’s buildings are closed and all St Aidan’s in-person activities are cancelled, please click here to read more about what COVID-19 means for us and our community.
St Aidan’s Live Streams
The Daily Offices: ADJust Live Streams
- Morning Daily Devotions at 7:30am
- Midday Prayer at 12:30pm
- Night Prayer at 8:30pm
Night Prayer with Bishop Ross
Lent Series 2020
God at Work
Being Christian in the everyday world
Whether we are paid for what we do throughout the week or not, we believe our relationship with God is to be the basis for how we live. So what does scripture have to say about our work? In whatever we do with our time, we all grapple with issues such as conflict, maintaining relationships, ethics, stress and seeking fulfilment – what might it look like to be a disciple of Jesus in those situations?
During lent our sermons reflected on our ‘Monday to Saturday’ from a biblical perspective. The sermons were accompanied by Q & A group sessions following Sunday worship to flesh that out into our own contexts. If you were unable to attend church during lent, or you would like to listen to our sermons again, click on this link.
So here’s what I want you to do, God helping you: Take your everyday, ordinary life—your sleeping, eating, going-to-work, and walking-around life—and place it before God as an offering | Romans 12:1
St Aidan’s Church Family Picnic, 23rd February 2020
After the morning services, we met in Cornwall Park. From 11:30am until about 1:30pm, we ate some delicious food, played cricket, shared stories and generally caught up with one another in our first intergenerational event for 2020.
Find more photos from the picnic here.
Open Door, January 2020
It was great to catch up with people at our Open Door sessions, which were held on Wednesdays from 10am – 11:30am, throughout January 2020. During the first session, we had 21 people pop in! There was plenty of tea, coffee, herbal drinks and food, plus some conversation and some even got around to playing scrabble and mahjong. During our second session, the jigsaw got started, and lots of food got consumed.
Nine Lessons & Carols 🎶
Posted by St Aidan's Anglican Church Remuera on Tuesday, 24 December 2019
People were invited to do the following:
‘Take a candle to represent whatever pain and loss you’re experiencing most strongly tonight. When you are ready, light it and plant the candle down in the sand in the tray. As you do so ask for God’s help to keep on trusting him in the middle of whatever’s going on around you.’
Indaba Visit to St Aidan’s, Sunday 17th November
We had visitors to St Aidan’s by small groups from St Chad’s, St Andrew’s and St Thomas’ as part of ‘Indaba’.
St Francis’ Day Pet Service, Sunday 6th October
We had a short service at 4pm, with an array of dogs, teddies and pictures to be blessed. Keep an eye out for next year! Check out a video of the service below:
Our 2019 Pet Service, in celebration of St Francis Day
Posted by St Aidan's Anglican Church Remuera on Wednesday, 9 October 2019
St Aidan’s Garage Sale, Saturday, 14th September 2019
Quiz Night, Friday 9th August
We fundraised just over $3,000 for the Auckland City Mission HomeGround project, which will include a safe, permanent shelter “to stand against homelessness, hunger and poor health.”
The dress code was 1920s style, as Auckland City Mission was established in 1920 and there were prizes for the best-dressed table & best-dressed team.
For more info about the Auckland City Mission HomeGround Project: https://www.aucklandcitymission.org.nz/homeground/
Sri Lanka Fundraiser
To support the families of the Easter bombings in Sri Lanka, we had reusable coffee cups on sale in the Gathering Area. $16 for one, $30 for two. The funds will go through the Salvation Army in Sri Lanka.
One Can – Two Can Appeal, June 2019
St Aidan’s was part of the City Mission’s One Can – Two Can Appeal again this year. City Mission are only able to meet the needs of so many people because of the support they receive from the Auckland community, through donations of staple food items and money.
Although the Appeal is over, we do have a weekly collection of food, so if you would like to donate some food, please bring drop them off in the Gathering Area. To find out more about the Auckland City Mission Food Parcels, click here.
We celebrated Pentecost, the coming of the Holy Spirit, with a bit of flair this year by picking up the old medieval church practice of Holy Spirit Holes…
Paper, Pens Pencils
We recently had a stationery collection box for Paper Pens Pencils, available at church. We were collecting contributions of new and unused stationery items (e.g. pens, pencils, colouring pencils, erasers, sharpeners, exercise books, etc.). Please check their website out if you would like to make a contribution!
Fishing Trip, Saturday 11th May
A dozen keen anglers arrived at the marina at 7am ready for a big catch. The fog kept us waiting and it looked like we might have to cancel, but fortunately, it cleared briefly and allowed us to head out into the bay a couple of hours late.
Going slowly through the fog we watched the fish jumping but they proved elusive. We arrived at our fishing spot around 11:30am near Motutapu Island and as the sun burnt off the fog the catch finally started coming in, however, they were all on the small side and we had to throw everything back until Lily Ashworth caught a generously sized snapper.
Sadly that was the only fish we brought home, but everyone had a great day out on the water enjoying the sun, sea and scenery.
A big thank you to George, skipper of “Marnine”, and Pete for organising the trip.