Our community is made up of many different people from many different backgrounds. We embrace this diversity and offer our church for spiritual and emotional support, for your celebrations and remembrance. If you would like to talk to us about a baptism or dedication, celebrating and preparing for your marriage, remembering the life of a loved one or another event important to you or our community, we would love to talk to you about it.
There is more information on our ministries below or you may like to give us a call on 09 299 8086 and talk to us about how we can help.
BAPTISM & DEDICATION
Baptism is a symbol of our love, trust and hope in Jesus Christ. It is an opportunity for you to thank God for the arrival of your new child and to ask for God’s blessing on the life of your child and your family as you continue your parenting journey. We also welcome adult baptisms as you commit to a new life with Christ.
We know that it can be difficult planning a funeral and that it helps to have the support of your family and community through this challenging time. At Papakura Anglican we can offer the support of a Christian service to help you celebrate and remember a loved one and provide ongoing pastoral support.
Congratulations! Getting married is one of the most exciting times of your life, and we want to offer you what support we can as you prepare for the big day. We have a number of beautiful chapels throughout the region to enhance your special day.
FAMILY & COMMUNITY
Currently on hold during the lock-down period
The young people of our community are important to us, so we run a number of programmes for children and youth including family services, messy church, youth and play groups and a range of annual events to celebrate significant events in the Christian calendar.
Connecting with our local communities
We are currently reorganising these activities. Please call if you need assistance.
Op Shop | Open Monday to Saturday
The parish operates an Op Shop in 65 O'Shannessey Street, Papakura which supports our work in the local community. We will gratefully accept goods and donations, please contact the office. Our outreach has been running for almost 50 years and is kindly staffed by volunteers, so swing past and say hi!
Thank to the generous donations fo parishioners we are able to offer food parcels to those in need. A small team of helpers puts together parcels of non-perishable items that are either for individuals or families. When people come in for food support, we take the time to connect and listen and help respond in a practical and heartfelt way.
We offer a variety of family oriented ministries including intergenerational worship. We focus on our children and youth, helping them to grow into faith-filled adults who are supported by the congregation in an inclusive and welcoming manner.
We value personal ministry to help respond to the needs of our congregation and community.
Tuesday, Wednesday & Friday 9:30am to 12:30pm
Selwyn Homestead operates for over 65s and provides a seated exercise programme, friendship, outings and a homemade morning tea & lunch. If you would like to attend or volunteer to assist, please email the office.
Rest home communion services
10.00am | Third Friday of Month
Papakura Private Hospital
10.30am | Every second Thursday
It is an honour and a privilege to take Communion and to minister God's Grace to those members of our community unable to join us in church.
A small singing group offer musical entertainment to rest homes regularly.