Ministries

Sunday SchoolNativity

Our Sunday School meets on Sundays during the 9:30am service in school term time. The children head to the Hall for their lesson and activity before the Bible Readings and Sermon and join the congregation for Holy Communion. If you are wanting more information please contact the Vicar Jordan at 09 480 7260 or vicar@birkenheadallsaints.org.nz

Men’s Breakfast

Our Men’s Group meets in the Hall for Breakfast and fellowship at 7:30am on the 4th Saturday of the month. After a full cooked breakfast prepared by Head Chef Geoff Newton and Vicar Jordan, there is a speaker, sometimes one of the group, other times a visitor. New members very welcome, contact Chris Ball for more information or to be added to the email loop at cball@xtra.co.nz

Women’s Breakfast

The Women’s Breakfast Group meets on the 2nd Saturday of the month in member’s homes, for a continental breakfast, and fellowship. New members welcome, contact Christine Ball for more information or to be added to the email loop at cball@xtra.co.nz

Mother’s Union

MothersUnion is an international Christian charity that seeks to support families worldwide. Its members are not all mothers or even all women, as there are many parents, men, widows, singles and grandparents involved in its work. For more information visit: http://www.mothersunion.org/about-us

Our Mother’s Union branch is coordinated by Margaret Jones and meets on the 4th Wednesday of the month at 10am for worship followed by morning tea and the monthly meeting. If you are interested in joining please contact Margaret Jones on 09482 1911 or at margaretjones@xtra.co.nz .

New Settlers

When it started in 2002, we called our community service offering “New Settlers”. It is a group where participants can benefit from increasing their fluency in English, learning new words and improving their ability to live successfully in this country. The programme aims towards creating a welcoming living place for our increasing diversity of people.

Eric Bowater coordinates this service along with the help of Dev Mooten. New Settlers meets on Mondays at 10am (except for public holidays and school holidays.) If you are interested in joining please contact Eric on mbowater@clear.net.nz

ChoirChoir

Our choir sings informally as a group on Sundays at the 9.30am service, and also forms for special times of the year. Highlights have included inductions services, Good Friday, a Musicians’ Service, and the Festival of Nine Lessons and Carols. If you are a competent singer and interested in joining the choir, we would be very pleased to hear from you, as new members are most welcome.  Please contact Lorelle George at ldgeorge@xtra.co.nz

Library

Our library continues to serve the parish and the community by offering a range of books covering many different approaches to Christian faith in the world today. Each month a handful of new titles are added, and about the same number are withdrawn during the year, having not been borrowed for about 3 years. New additions are briefly described in the monthly newsletter to catch your interest. They are all bought second-hand or sale price, or donated, as brand-new books cost $30-$50 each. Our Library can be found on the right hand side of the church as you enter the nave. Margaret Bowater manages our library.

 

 

 

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