WHO WE ARE

We reach out
to our community
and welcome all

Our vision

A thriving and diverse Christian community, reaching out to welcome and serve all

Our mission

Sharing the hope and love of God revealed in the life and way of Jesus Christ

He whanau kotahi tātou i roto i te Karaiti. In Christ, we are one family. From the littlest to the greatest, the old and the young, every gender, culture, ethnicity, and orientation: all are welcome here.

We seek to be a thriving and diverse Christian community, reaching out and welcoming in, blessing God in prayer and worship and sharing in God's blessing of the world through loving service.

Our Community Centres and our Small Miracles Preschool are an embodiment of our commitment to loving service in, with, and for our community. We hope that all who enter feel a sense of belonging and welcome.

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 value the greatest Christian virtue of love so we can be compassionate and support and serve other peoples’ needs.

Living what we preach: We want the community to recognise that our faith in Jesus Christ is genuine and relevant both to us and all people.

St Heliers Presbyterian Church Community

St Heliers Church has been part of the Eastern Bays community for over one hundred years. We acknowledge the mana whenua - Ngāti Paoa, Ngāti Whātua Ōrākei, and other iwi in Tāmaki Makaurau. We affirm that we are here as tangata whenua and tangata tiriti, bound to one another and called to journey together towards a future of truth, justice and peace for all.

We are part of an ancient story, pilgrims on the way, seeking to be faithful to the way of Jesus and opening ourselves up to the Spirit, who is leading us into God's future.

By sharing in the life, hope and way of Jesus Christ, we strive to be a thriving and diverse community, reaching out to welcome and serve all.

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Our whakapapa

Our ancestor is Jesus Christ and as such the St Heliers Church community is part of the one, holy, catholic and apostolic church. We confess the same God as Christians all over the world. Like them, we believe God was uniquely revealed in Jesus and that we are part of his family.

Within this global movement, we stand in the Reformed stream and are part of the  Presbyterian Church of Aotearoa New Zealand.

The PCANZ is a broad church with a rich diversity of beliefs, cultures, and styles and yet we are held together by our common commitment to Jesus Christ and our belonging in his family by the one Spirit.

You can read about our history here.

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