The New Commandment
Hear the teaching of Christ:

"You shall love one another as I have loved you"

- John 13:34. This is the heart and foundation of our faith.


Welcome to St John's Anglican Church,
Campbell's Bay - Auckland

St John's Anglican Church in Campbell's Bay, Auckland is well known as a friendly and family-focused church where there is space for everyone.

You are warmly invited to join us and experience first-hand the legendary St John's welcome. It is really great to be able to showcase some of the activities of the parish.

At any time that you can visit us in person and be assured that you will receive a very warm welcome.   

St John’s Campbell’s Bay is a community committed to worship, prayer, fellowship, caring and mission.

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We are a member of the Anglican Diocese of Auckland

Our Diocese is a member of the worldwide Anglican Communion, a family of churches in more than 165 countries.

We support two sister organisations in the Diocese of Auckland - the Anglican Trust for Women and Children and the Auckland City Mission.

What's Happening at St John's Campbell's Bay?

For Your Information!

Sunday 22 November 2020

We are back to TWO services again at and 9.30 am. Please do join us!

Here is this week's newsletter.

Please always feel free to speak to Kay if you want prayer or a conversation. There will be Prayer Ministry at the back of the Church.

We welcome our Vicar Kay back from a well deserved and earned break this week! Welcome back Kay!

Reign of Christ: This Sunday is the last Sunday in the church year and is known as both “Reign of Christ” and “Christ the King”. The church seasons, celebrations and holy days through the last year culminate today in an acknowledgement of the cosmic significance of Christ. The Reign of Christ was added to the church calendar in the twentieth century by the Roman Catholic Church. All of our Scripture readings today link around this theme. Next Sunday is the first Sunday of Advent and the beginning of the Church Year B. We will move from a focus on Matthew’s gospel to a focus on Mark.         

Advent will be celebrated at both morning services next Sunday 29 November. As it is a fifth Sunday we will have a shared morning tea between the services at 9am in the lounge. Please bring a plate to share as you are able. 

Shann’s Farewell Do – to celebrate Shann's many years of Ministry and SERVICE here in our Parish, and her decision to retire as Assistant Priest - in the hall 6pm next Saturday 28 November. Please bring a plate to share. Shann asks people to wear something from your country of origin..    Please bring a Plate!                                              

Duty Rosters for November, December and January have been emailed out and also are available in the foyer and are on our website. You can view 8am Roster here. You can view the 9.30 am Roster here. Thank you to our liturgists, readers, chalice bearers, prayers, ushers, greeters, morning tea servers, musicians, power point operators, children’s teachers and flower arrangers and gardeners. You are truly appreciated!

Freewill Offering: Issuing envelopes has traditionally been in November and May, but Covid-19 has intervened this year and many Parishioners have changed their giving to Direct Credit /Automatic Payment. Due to cost of envelopes and that we rely on Clive Craig to go to the Bank every week we would really appreciate you considering making the change to Direct Credit/Automatic banking.

St John’s Anglican Church - Westpac Mairangi Bay-  030180 0002723-00

Giving envelopes are in the foyer. Thank you all for your continued generous support.

Beth Wilmott and Lorraine Buck

A Christmas Craft table is in the kitchen/meeting room if you wish to purchase gifts. There are also still plants for sale. 

IMPORTANT Being mindful of Covid-19, please be aware not everyone will be ready to shake hands or hug as we share the peace. We will queue from the centre aisle to share the bread and wine at the eucharist – a reminder though that having only one element is sufficient. Please make sure you have scanned the QR code or signed the Contact Tracing Register in the foyer, and use the supplied hand sanitizer.

ANGLICAN TRUST for Women and Children CHRISTMAS APPEAL 2020 How can you help? You can help by dropping off new UNWRAPPED presents for children to the church foyer before the end of November: Join in spreading the Christmas spirit this year! Or you can make monetary donations via their website - Thank you to everyone who gives so generously to make Christmas extra special for the children.

Upcoming events:

Ukulele Group ‘koha’ concert in the hall 6 pm Saturday 21 November – all welcome!

Community Workshopin the hall 7pm Wednesday 25 November. Centennial Bush Society, Restore Hibiscus Bays and Million Waters are working together to raise funds to restore the streams of Campbells Bay.  Come along and find out more.

Advent ProcessionFrom Darkness to Light – Holy Trinity Cathedral 8:30pm Sunday 29 November.

Children’s Nativity Story/Play - here 5pm Sunday 6 December – young people are invited to dress up and tell the Nativity story. Contact Shann with questions or to tell her you are coming 021 7485780 or email

Looking ahead to Christmas 2020:

Come to the Quiet”- in church for an hour 8.30-9.30pm on Friday night 18 December. Nobody speaks – there is quiet Christmas music playing, and ameditation sheet for anyone who wants one. People can drop in for 5minutes or stay the whole hour.

Traditional Nine Lessons and Carols - 7pm Tuesday 22 December in church – followed by refreshments at the end of the service in the lounge

Family Christmas Eve service – 5pm Thursday 24 December – come along and join the chaos of excited children, tired parents and the joy of joining in singing lively carols and hearing again the story of Jesus’ birth.

Midnight Mass service – 11:30pm Thursday 24 December - carol singing starts and service follows.

Christmas Day services – 8am and 9:30am services Friday 25 December

Message from Kay, our Vicar

Kay is on leave for two weeks, for some well earned rest and recuperation!

Here is Kay's Sermon from 25 October 2020

See this Reflection on What is Prayer

Attached is the first edition of The Buzz – a catchup on what has been happening and what is coming up in the near future for the parish family.

Here is a beautiful piece to sit with . Arvo Part is an exquisite composer. For those of us who sometimes find sitting in silence a wriggly experience……..

Click Here

Video by Fred Craigie, Ph.D. and clinical psychologist, on spirituality, healing relationships, resilience, and well being.

Preview YouTube video Baba Yetu (By Christopher Tin) Lord's Prayer in Swahili - Alex Boyé, BYU Men's Chorus/ Philharmonic

Midday Prayer with Kay in Church

Night Prayer with Kay

Night Prayer with Kay at Narrow neck beach

Daily Prayer and Devotions

The Lord’s Prayer

Our Father in heaven,
hallowed be your name,
your kingdom come,
your will be done,
on earth as in heaven.
Give us today our daily bread.
Forgive us our sins
as we forgive those who sin against us.
Save us from the time of trial
and deliver us from evil.

For the kingdom, the power, and the glory are yours
now and for ever.    Amen.

Daily Devotions and Prayer

These daily devotions from A New Zealand Prayer Book (a true Toanga of our Church!) are for those who wish to base their daily worship on the New Testament, and whose time for prayer may be limited. This order may be used by itself or as a brief form of daily worship, with the inclusion of a Scripture reading or readings. Each week the seven sections of the Lord’s Prayer are covered, with a morning and evening devotion for each day. We commend them to you. Copyright A New Zealand Prayer Book - Copyright is held by the Anglican Church in Aotearoa, New Zealand and Polynesia.

The same pattern is followed throughout:

–a short opening, followed by a Gospel reflection, based on one or more Gospel sayings;–after a brief meditation, a reflection on the epistles;–the daily reading of Scripture may follow;–the order concludes with prayer - Follow the links below:

Sunday Morning

Sunday Evening

Monday Morning

Monday Evening

Tuesday Morning

Tuesday Evening

Wednesday Morning

Wednesday Evening

Thursday Morning

Thursday Evening

Friday Morning

Friday Evening

Saturday Morning

Saturday Evening

FOR OUR COUNTRY - Aotearoa New Zealand

God of the southern sea
and of these islands,
of Māori, Pākehā
and of all who dwell in our land;
we give you thanks and praise for our country,
and for what we have achieved together.
Increase our trust in one another;
strengthen our quest for justice,
and bring us to unity and a common purpose.
You have made us of one blood;
make us also of one mind.



Blessed are you, God of the universe.
You have created us, and given us life.

Blessed are you, God of the planet earth.
You have set our world like a radiant jewel in the heavens,
and filled it with action, beauty, suffering, struggle and hope.

Blessed are you, God of Aotearoa New Zealand
in all the peoples who live here,
in all the lessons we have learned,
in all that remains for us to do.

Blessed are you because you need us;
because you make us worthwhile,
because you give us people to love
and work to do
for your universe, for your world and for ourselves.


Lord Jesus, at Nazareth you shared in the life of your family.

Help us to live together in our family with love and respect for each other.

Make our home a place of blessing, peace and joy for everyone, to the glory of God the Father.


Eternal God, shed your light on us who watch for you,
that our lips may praise you,
our hearts bless you,
and our lives glorify you,
through Jesus Christ our Saviour.

(Source - A New Zealand Prayer Book)

St John's Anglican Church Services

Family Communion Service

9.30 am every Sunday

Celebration and Holy Communion service - An  Anglican service with children's programmes. On the First Sunday of the month 9.30 am-Awhi Rito Informal contemporary Family Communion Service

Holy Communion

8 am every Sunday

Holy communion Service with traditional choral music.

Wednesday Holy Communion Service

10 am every Wednesday

Holy Communion Service. Activities available for children during the service.