A thriving and diverse Christian Community

Welcome to St Heliers Presbyterian Church

St Heliers Presbyterian Church has been part of the Eastern Bays community for over 100 hundred years.

The first church building was erected in one day by enthusiastic volunteers on a site 150 metres from St Heliers Beach and a year later moved up the hill to the current site at 100 St Heliers Bay Road.

Our Church is committed to being a thriving, diverse Christian Community: reaching out to welcome and serve all.

In seeking to fulfil this commitment we collaborated with Auckland Council in 1992 to form the St Heliers Community Centre and initiated many programmes and activities to serve the diverse needs of our community. In 2012 we also took on the management of the Glendowie Community Centre, an Auckland Council facility, expanding our opportunities to nurture and foster community.

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Today our Church and Centre is a vibrant and busy hub of the Eastern Bays Community offering extensive and outstanding modern facilities for all to enjoy. We are renowned for our welcome and hospitality to ALL.

Our vision, mission and values

OUR VISION is to be a thriving, diverse Christian Community: reaching out to welcome and serve all.

OUR MISSION is to share the Life, Hope and Way of Jesus Christ. In doing this we gather to enjoy activities and hospitality, explore questions of life and faith, learn and practice the ways and teachings of Christ, care for one another in joy or sorrow and serve the needs of the local community and the world.

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Openness:

We value inclusiveness, truthfulness, listening to all points of view, and searching for and learning new ways that can help people grow spiritually.

Generosity:

We value friendliness, hospitality and giving sacrificially for
what we believe in.

Love:

We strive to express and share the greatest Christian virtue of love so we can be compassionate and serve the needs of our community.

Living what we preach:

We want the community to recognize that our faith in Jesus Christ is genuine and relevant both to us and all people.

Worship Services

Our diverse, inclusive, hopeful, “kids friendly” congregation gathers each Sunday at 10 am for worship.  Together we celebrate life and explore what it means to follow Jesus.  We strive to be open, creative and interactive in our worship, inviting all to contribute if they wish. We value sound biblical teaching as well as new understandings of the Gospel.

Jill Kayser is our Transitional Ministry Leader while we go through the process of calling a full-time ordained minister.  Many of our competent members also contribute to leading our worship services.

Worship online

To view our weekly 10 am service online click here.

Rosters

Thank you to all who make our church services possible by offering your time and gifts.   Check out the CHURCH ROSTER.

Sermons

During a time of transition while we progress our “call” to a fulltime ordained minister, our many competent parishioners and visitors are leading our worship services.  We are inspired and encouraged by their contributions and share some of their “messages/sermons” here.

Making a difference in the city by Rev Chris Barnard

The grace of the Father by Alan Jamieson

Why I still believe.  the foundations of faith by Paul Williams

Running the Christian race by Jill Kayser

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Groups

We have three groups that meet fortnightly to explore faith, scripture, pray together, care for each other and enjoy hospitality together.

The Journeying and Life groups meet at night on the 1st and 3rd Tuesdays, and the “Walking the Way” group meets in the morning on the 2nd and 4th Tuesdays.  To find out more contact us on jillk@sthelierscentre.org.nz or 09 5756098.

Events

Community Prayers, Sunday 2nd October 7.00 to 8.00 pm

We are collaborating with our neighbours from St Philip's to create 6 Community Prayer stations.  Start at St Philip's from 7 pm and then journey to St Heliers to continue your prayers.  "Supper" will be served at 8 pm.  Read more.

Taize Worship service and communion, Sunday 16th October 7.00 to 8.00 pm

Join us for a simple, meditative, sung worship, inviting us to dwell deeply in Christ's presence around and with us.  The service includes sung mantras, prayerful silence and short readings in a candle-lit environment.  Read more.

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