What We Do in Our Community
Drop In Visits
A couple of parishioners, weekly pop in visiting – not only our regular church people, but also the non attendees and other folk who in the past who have been associated with St Paul’-St Mark’s .
Living Well Seminar
is a monthly outreach to the community – a social gathering with a variety of interesting speakers who have entertained, informed and given helpful advice
is a preschool music and movement outreach run on Friday mornings in the school term. .
Last Wednesday of the Month 7.30pm in Small Lounge- Guest Speakers and Outings.
Monthly Church services in rest homes
Teams take the service at Jane Winstone retirement village, Kowhainui Rest home, Okere house.
Hospital Chaplaincy Support
We support the chaplains at the hospital, from donations we received from our Bowl for collection on Sundays. And For one month a year, St Pauls-St Mark’s send volunteers for the Sundays in that month, to help at the Chapel to collect folk from the ward to attend the chapel service.
A few ladies provide the 5th Sunday morning tea.
And have 2 of our members play the organ for chapel services.
City Mission Support
Each Sunday donations of food and grocery items are given in the financially per year
Zest for Mission Shop
Has volunteers working in the shop who help in a number of ways. Many church members donate their second hand goods to the shop.
A weekly prayer meeting which includes Church prayers, and for outreach & mission the church is involved in.
The A.P.W (Associated Presbyterian Women)
Meet every 2nd Tuesday at St Paul’s
APW has supported many projects through its fundraising endeavors.
Its members and other keen knitters, knit amazing garments to give out to community groups and for last couple of years have supported Angel Tree which provides Christmas presents for children of prisoners.
St Luke’s Friendship Lunch is an Outreach in Castlecliff
to offer people a time of fellowship over a low cost meal. A few members of our Parish serve each Wednesday at the St Luke’s friendship meals (Check time for calendar purpose)