Nau Mai, Welcome to All Saints, Birkenhead.

We are an Anglican Church in the heart of Birkenhead on the North Shore of Auckland.

We have been a Christian presence in the area of Birkenhead since 1911. Grounded in the liturgical Anglican tradition we have a strong emphasis on worship centered on The Eucharist – Holy Communion – The Breaking of Bread, beautiful music and a sacred and inspiring space. From this foundation we believe we encounter the love of God and are nourished in our faith.

If you want to build friendship and community, come and join us for morning tea on Sundays or after communion on Wednesdays. There are several opportunities to meet us during March. See the monthly newsletter below.

We look forward to seeing you at All Saints.

To read this week’s sermon please open the Document tab above, or click here:


March 2023



Our March meeting is the 11th at 8am at the church lounge. John McCaul our temporary minister is going to be speaking about himself and how he got to be here so it is a great opportunity to meet and get to know him.

As per usual the cost is $3 and a donation may be made to Days for Girls the period poverty organisation that Jeannie and Rachael are very involved with. 

Marcia has agreed to be the hostess so could you let her know if you are coming either by email, or phone, if you have it or by phoning the Church office.


The Men’s Group usually meets monthly in the Church Hall on the 4th Saturday of the month at 7.30am for a cooked breakfast or a social event on another day. Presently we have no volunteers to cook and organise the breakfast. However, if this changes those on the Men’s Breakfast email list will be notified about the February Breakfast which is scheduled for Saturday 25th March.


The Mother’s Union gather for a monthly service and meeting on the 4th Wednesday of the month. The meeting will be taking place on Wednesday 22 March at 10am in the church followed by a meeting in the hall. Please contact Pamela the Mothers Union Leader if you are interested in joining Mother’s Union or for more information please contact the Church office.


This month we add to the library a new reprint of an old favourite, ‘Living with Purpose in a Worn-out Body,’ by Missy Buchanan, a series of gentle meditations for frail elderly folk and those who care for them. In large print, she reflects on the day-to-day struggles of her life and offers them to God, along with fitting quotations from the Psalms and the New Testament. This is a gem of a book, offering spiritual encouragement for life in the ‘slow lane.’


Our contemplative service takes place on the 4th Sunday of the month. The service uses elements of Taize worship incorporating chants, silences, and scripture.  Sunday March 26th beginning at 5pm.


  The ministry of All Saints is only possible by your generosity. If you wish to give by auto payment or a one-off donation please contact the church office.

From the Editor and former Priest in Charge of Christ the King Mangawhai.

After the recent downpour in Mangawhai the Parish Secretary noticed 14 cars sitting in the church car park.  Investigation revealed that (a) all the cars were full of people and (b) they were all flooded out of their homes. Very quickly the doors of the church were opened, fortunately it has a very good and accessible lounge with a great kitchen. People were lodged, appeals were made for bedding, blankets, food and clothes all of which appeared and for a few days Christ Church was home to unintended weather refugees. Holy Trinity Dargaville has a similar and larger story.

New Zealand Saints

In our Prayer Book, p.7 we find the following: We remember many people who have provided inspiration and an example of Christian living in the history of this country, or who have contributed to the development of Christianity in this country.”

When there is space in a monthly newsletter you may find these people mentioned. Details on their lives can be found at and then click on the Online Bio version.

In March we remember the following:

Carl Volkner – March 2nd

Kereopa and Manihera – March 12