Worship

We are an Anglican community of faith in the Diocese of Auckland, part of The Anglican Church in Aotearoa, New Zealand and Polynesia.

We aspire to be an inclusive community that worships in ways that are meaningful, honest and thought-provoking. We want to create a sense of belonging across the generations and foster hopefulness and joy.

We seek to nourish creativity, to strive for justice and to respond to the needs of the community around us.

We hope you find a place of warmth and welcome here!

Please feel free to contact any of the Staff or Wardens if you have any questions or concerns, or just want to chat!

If being part of a church community is a new experience for you, we’d value the opportunity to explain things to you and to explore how best to meet your needs.

If you’ve come from active involvement in another congregation then you’ll know the areas of activity which best suit your interests and skills.

Whatever your situation, we would welcome and value your participation.

Judy Holt, Vicars Warden
Carolyn Wellm, People’s Warden

Services

What to expect

Sermons

All Saints Update / Notices

Our Services

Our worship is firmly within the Anglican tradition. 

The Eucharist (Holy Communion) is a central part of our worship.

We value the Anglican practice of common prayer, using liturgies (written forms of worship) that enable the responses and prayers of the whole congregation. These liturgies are drawn from A New Zealand Prayer Book as well as other resources that reflect the particular seasonal emphases of the Church’s Year.

Sunday 7.30am Holy Communion

This is a Eucharistic service without congregational singing.  The service is typically 50-60 minutes in length and is more contemplative in nature.

Sunday 9.30am Holy Communion

An intergenerational service, featuring a variety of music styles and liturgical presentation. This service is usually around 75 minutes in duration and is followed by morning tea in The Oak Room on the 1st and 3rd Sundays of the month.

This service is live-streamed via YouTube, with a link being provided to parishioners.

start of worship

Wednesday 10.00am Holy Communion

This is a midweek Eucharistic service without congregational singing. It takes place in the historic Selwyn Church. This service is typically 30-45 minutes in length.

All saints congregation
New Zealand Book of common prayer with ferns
Tea and biccies

What to expect in worship

What do I wear?

This can be a tricky question at the best of times! Please just come as you are! There is no dress code required or expected (other than generally accepted standards of decency!). Some members of the congregation may dress more formally, others more casually. Whether you wear a ball gown or tuxedo, shorts and jandals, a hat and gloves, or jeans and sneakers, you are welcome!

What happens during worship?

Our regular Sunday and Wednesday services each have a different feel, but all follow a similar shape and structure: we gather as a community, we confess our sins and receive God’s forgiveness; we hear readings from the Bible and a reflection on those readings (a sermon); we respond to what we’ve heard with an affirmation of faith and with our prayers for the world and the church and for those in need; we share a sign of God’s peace with one another and we celebrate Communion together. Then we go and have a cup of tea!

All of this (except for the cup of tea, maybe!), involves saying words of praise and prayer, singing hymns/songs, moments of silence, and times when we may stand or sit or kneel together. The words we use come from A New Zealand Prayer Book (the red book) and a variety of other sources, depending on where we are in the church’s year. These words are usually projected on our screens for the Sunday 9.30am service, while at the Sunday 7.30am and Wednesday 10.00am we use either physical copies of the prayer book or printed service booklets. 

All Saints Update / Notices

Weekly updates with regular news and features and weekly church notices.

All Saints Update July 16th 2023

Hi folks!

Welcome to this update! Apologies for the delay in sending this out! I hope you’ve been enjoying the long weekend!

In our worship this morning we are celebrating Matariki, the Māori new year! This is a time to remember those who have gone before us, share food and stories, and celebrate life.

All Saints Worship Recording & Sermon - Dr Nicola Creegan

Hi folks!

Today we had Dr Nicola Hoggard Creegan from A Rocha speaking to us at our 9.30am service.

All Saints Update April 22nd 2023

Hi folks!

Welcome to this update!

Alleluia! Christ is risen! Christ is risen indeed! Alleluia!

We have services at 7.30am and 9.30am tomorrow. We also have news and regular features…

Notices and Readings April 22nd 2023

2023 April 30 Notices and Readings combined