Sunday 30th May 2021


From next Sunday we are planning to broadcast our Sunday service via Zoom. This means that if you would like to attend worship but can’t be at church in person – you might be unwell, at home unable to get out and about, or away on holiday –  you can still be here via Zoom. If you come to church using Zoom you’re a Zoomer!

You will need the following:

  1. An electronic device such as a laptop, a tablet such as an iPad, or a smart phone.
  2. An email address and a broadband connection to a wifi network although if you’re using your phone you could join using mobile data.
  3. The Zoom app downloaded onto your device. This is available, free from the App Store or Google Play.
  4. A Zoom link which will be sent to you each week. You’ll find the live link in the pew sheet which we’ll be sending out electronically.

On Sundays, you can log on anytime after 09.30, by clicking on the Zoom link and then, following the onscreen prompts, you will be welcomed into the service which begins at 10.00am.


A very warm welcome to all who worship here today. Please stay for a cuppa and conversation after the service. Many thanks to Rev Sandra Wright-Taylor for leading our worship this morning.

Foot Clinic TOMORROW 1-4pm in the Parish Lounge.

Wednesday Walkers 2nd June:  Meet 9.30am in Hawford Road/Opawa Café carpark for a walk around Opawa looking for hibernating butterflies. Coffee at the Café.  All welcome. Sonya 027 253 3398.

NEW PARISH OFFICE HOURS: Anna will now be in the Office 9am-12noon every Wednesday, Thursday & Friday. Pop in and say hello!

Flat wanted that will accept cats – please contact Sue 960 7657 if you know of anything suitable.

QUIZ NIGHT: St Mark’s Opawa invite you to join them, TONIGHT 6.30pm. $10 per person. Venue: St Mark’s School Hall, 33 Cholmondeley Ave. Light supper will be served. All are welcome.

What’s on This Week:

Monday 9.30am-12noon St Mark’s Elder Care. Therese 337 1225.

Monday 1-4pm Foot Clinic. Lyndsey 388 1264.

Tuesday 10am – 2pm South Elder Care. Jeannette 332 9869.

Tuesday 7.15pm Christian Meditation Group. Contact Dugald 380 5024.

Wednesday 9.30am Walking Group: Opawa. Sonya 027 253 3398.

Wednesday 9.30am Port Hills U3A. Anneke 328 7459.

Wednesday 7.30pm Global Voices choir. Nick 027 2255142.

Thursday 10am – 12 noon Crafty Crafters. Bring along your own craft items or learn a new skill. $3 per session. Jeannette 332 9869.

Thursday 1.30pm Sit & Be Fit. Anneke 328 7459.

Thursday 5-7pm Familial Trust mentor group. Nadine 981 1093.

A day of spiritual nourishment for those who live alone – Rev Stephanie Robson, Anglican Diocesan Ministry Educator, will be running a “Not So Quiet Day” HERE on Saturday 19th June 9.30am-3pm. To register, please contact Anna at the Parish Office 332 6192. Suggested koha $5, bring lunch to share. This is a joint event with St Mark’s Opawa & St John’s Woolston.

Dates for your diary:

  • On Sunday 4th July there will be a Parish Breakfast at 8.30am, hosted by the Worship committee.
  • On Sunday 8th August we will share in a light lunch following the service, which will focus on Your Sisters Orphanage.

All are welcome.

Chaplaincy Services at Burwood Hospital are desperately looking for volunteers to join our Chapel Helpers team on the second or fourth Wednesday of each month. Our volunteers attend a briefing with the Chaplain at 10.20am before going to the wards to bring patients to the service at 11am. All patients are transported to the Chapel in wheelchairs, so an ability to push a wheelchair some distance is important.

Attending the services is a highlight of the day for many patients. At the end of the service patients are returned to their wards. Volunteers are generally finished by 11.45am.

We would love you to join our team.

For further information please contact