Sunday 2 September 2018

While our Church Building is Repaired we are meeting each Sunday at The Mineral & Lapidary Club 110 Waltham Rd (next to Waltham School) at 10am.

We would love to have the opportunity to welcome you.

 Sunday 2nd September 2018


A very warm welcome to all who worship with us today. Please join us for morning tea after the service.

 Rich Living is an event exploring Sustainability and Christian Faith

On Friday 28 September, 7.30pm at South West Baptist, a combined churches creative worship service. Steve Graham is the speaker, plus a range of ways to engage prayerfully in concern for our environment. For all ages and youth-friendly.

Saturday 29 September, a day seminar at Cashmere Presbyterian Church, with a stimulating mix of speakers and workshops. The emphasis is on practical ways that local people and churches can make a difference. Also includes bush walks (including a visit to Ernle Clark Reserve), contemplative space, panel discussion, and optional dinner. Find out more and register at

 Wednesday Walkers 5th September: In Search of Blossoms…  meet 9.30am in the Botanic Gardens Car Park off Armagh Street. Café to be decided. Sonya 027 253 3397.  

Crafty Crafters meets every Thursday 10am – 12 noon at Beckenham Methodist. $3 per session. New faces are always welcome. Lyndsey 388 1264.

Parish Breakfast: Sunday 16th September 8.45am hosted by the Walking Group. Details to follow.

The Annual General Meeting is scheduled for Sunday 23rd September.

 Men’s Group: will meet on Thursday 6th September at 6 pm at Merchiston, beginning with a shared tea. Rob Meier will then talk about his recent experiences in Tanzania. We look forward to seeing all the men in our Church at our last meeting for the year.     Tony – 332 0554.

New Roster available today – please check to see if there is a copy for you.

 The St Albans Community Choir invites you to “Celtic Dreams & Scottish Scenes” Sunday 16th September 5pm at St Paul’s Parish Centre, 1 Harewood Rd. Entry by koha.

 Special Fundraising for the Church Building –          Target $35,000

We are in the home straight now with most of the steel installed, two thirds of the brickwork laid, and much of the interior framing and wiring completed.  Placing of gib lining and ceiling replacement will begin shortly, the kitchen will be in place in early October and painting and laying of floor coverings will see the building completed.  Asphalt will be laid outside the office.  There will be plenty of small jobs waiting to be done once the contractors move off site and we will have to wait for the City Council to give us public access.

We are applying for money to fund items of equipment from a number of sources, but we will need a little donation boost to get us across the line and ensure our parish reserves are not exhausted.

  • 7 gifts of $5,000 would do it
  • 3 gifts of $5,000 and 20 gifts of $1,000 would do it
  • 3 gifts of $5,000, 10 gifts of $1,000, and 100 gifts of $200 would do it

Please consider what you could offer to help get us across the line…..

Gifts can be made by cheque to St Martins Presbyterian Church and given to our treasurer Joan Macdonald or by a bank transfer with “Newbuild” in the Particulars and your name in the Reference Box to the St Martins Presbyterian Church:  ANZ    06-0829-0201306-050

This special fundraising project will close on October 17th 2018.  A receipt will be issued which can be used to claim a tax rebate so maybe you would like to add one third to your gift!  Maybe you know someone who would like to donate – tell them!

Some examples of what your donation may be use for….

$200 will purchase a chair, $1,000 will purchase a fridge, a new zip, or the freezer for the kitchen, $3,000 will purchase the new oven, $5,000 will install new pendant speakers in the church for the sound system, $12,000 will install the new sliding doors in the lounge.

The Official opening will be on Sunday 25th November but we may be able to return earlier in the month