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 1 November 2020

Hallelujah!! Level 1 - 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.

Hard to believe it will be November this Sunday ! The newsletter is attached and there is a preview of all the events happening between now and the first week of December…

Saturday morning vestry meet for a Visioning Morning – please keep them in your prayers.

Next week:

Duty Rosters for November, December and January will be emailed out and also be available in the foyer and on our website next week

Women’s Fellowship AGM Tuesday 3 November 10am Garden Room - New members are always welcome!


Parenting lecture seriesOne more Expert Psychologist brings you thought provoking insights and practical wisdom

‘Building Blocks of Positive Relationships with Children’,   Lisa Sinclair on Thursday 5 November at 7:30pm

The Men’s Group will not meet on Thursday 5 November due to the clash with the above speaker.

Please see the notice in the newsletter re Giving Envelopes.



Retro Fair Saturday 7 November - here at Church!!

We will be holding a Retro Fair as an opportunity for people to re-engage with the Church and fundraise. We need your help to make the day a success. We hope to have a number of activities/stalls. If you are able/willing to run a stall or activity, or you have an idea of something you would like to run that is not on the list please let Kay or Alison know.

We are also looking for helpers that don’t want to run a stall but are happy to lend a hand.

Suggestions: Craft stall, Cake stall, Plant stall, Card stall, Christmas stall, Face Painting, Sausage Sizzle, Sponge the Vicar, Nerf Gun, Target Ring Toss, Money / Token exchange, Face Painting, Tombola, Sack race, Beanbag or flower pot toss, Egg and spoon race or circuit Three-legged race, Ultimate Lemons, Chocolate Throw, General helper, Judges for best baking, best vegetable etc.

We will not be having a white elephant nor clothing stall

Our Winter Lecture series "Parenting - Maps for the Future" :

Building Blocks of Positive Relationships with Children - Lisa Sinclair - Thursday 5 November 2020

Do you or someone you know want to be confirmed? Please talk to Kay - we will have a Confirmation Service with Bishop Ross in November.

Here is Kay's Sermon from 25 October 2020

Message from Kay, our Vicar

Dear all,

This week Alison, our wonderful Parish Administrator has created the weekly message and I will content myself to say please join us at the fare next week, and read Alison's message!

All Blessings


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.