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.

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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.

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Lenten Musings

Friday 3 April 2020

Dear Friends

As we anticipate Holy Week perhaps there is a dropping down into a ground of reflection - Stephen Warnes offers us this which is perhaps a way of orientating us on a journey we have never taken in this way before.


I enclose the service sheet for Sunday which acknowledges that we would be having an Awhi Rito Palm Sunday. If you can print it off that would be good. If you have you home made palm cross even better.



I hope to have the service live on Facebook at 9-30 and will email link just after that by email. Hopefully the sound was better on the Wednesday service even if the viewing was a bit wonkey!


I offer you this which is my current meditation piece - David Whyte has this to say, ‘ This is not the time for information, forget the TV screen, radio news and endless twitter.  This is the time for loaves and fishes, people are hungry, and one good word is bread for a thousand. Turning one word into bread for a thousand‘. Which he says it what his poetry hopefully does.


I am meditating on “One good word is bread for a thousand”


Go well on this night.

Missing you,

Kay

Thursday 2 April 2020

Hello..me again! have been doing some computer autumn cleaning and have found a couple of gems.

Click here
This is called Murmuration. Look at the image  and think of the body of Christ. It is an awesome sight to behold and listen to the sound of the wings beating. Doesn’t it just take your breath away!

Click here - Listen to the sound of the ‘rain’ and feel the energy of the song.Sandra and Lionel sent this….

And we have this from Meriel

I hear the church is secure but pining for us …what are we pining for?

Stay safe, keep the faith and know that you are loved as a child of God,

Kay


Wednesday 1 April 2020

Dear friends, Day 7

Maybe a milestone to stop and take stock.

1.How am I doing on loving my God with my all?

2.How am I doing in the love my neighbor stakes?

3.How am I doing on self love?

We have talked before on the importance of gratitude. How are we going on the nurture front?


How do we put these 3 questions into some sort of meaningful practice?


1. How am I doing on loving my God with my all?

I believe when we sit and ask the big questions we have to do just that-SIT.

We probably need help in doing the NOT doing.

When I worked with children we asked them to imagine sitting on a hillside watching the train carriages go past. It is a long, slow train which takes some minutes to pass from beginning to end. In each carriage was one thought which may be a worry, something to remember, something to forget. As you sit on the hillside watch each carriage pass with each thought in it, let it go as there’s another one and another one. Watch the carriages in clickety clack rhythm move in and out of your vision until the last carriage comes, passes and moves on into the distance.

Perhaps now as we sit we can be  more available to listen.Prayer can be like coming to God’s kitchen table when there is bread in the oven and coffee in the pot. Perhaps it is more about just sitting and being open than saying anything.

“Wasting time” with God is a wonderful thing.


2 How am I doing in the love my neighbor stakes?

I invite you to take a risk in your next conversation and talk about how vulnerable- making this all is. One of my clergy colleagues talked about being in his front garden next to the street and having safe conversations over the fence.Connect where you can.


3. How am I doing on self love?

I have been hearing lovely stories about making bath salts. I have been fossicking in my bathroom cupboards and realizing there is this face cream and that nail varnish and whoever gave me that going on.

Talk with people in your bubble. If you are in your own bubble , perhaps call someone and ask each other these questions.

A few of you are journaling each day. This is another way to record the train carriages, the times of joy and difficulty.

I have been very heartened by the capacity of people to share what they are finding funny, helpful or think may be valuable to another.

Here we go.

Have a squizz at this from Hazel https://youtu.be/MMBh-eo3tvE

Barrie Collett has shared some of his favourite music which I will send through in ones and twos      https://youtu.be/MMBh-eo3tvE

Felicity and Eric remind us of  our cathedral music and services www.holy-trinity.org.nz

The online service is on St John’s  Facebook page. I have a computer glitch today and it would not download, so I cannot offer the you tube link here. Sorry about the link being rotated… well I Neville is all I can say . Sorry! This is clearly not my strong suit.

Hope in a vacuum !

May the peace of Christ be with you

Kay



Tuesday 31 March 2020


Good morning all,

I thought I would demonstrate self care by taking Monday off.

My thoughts and prayers are with you. I have talked to a few of you by phone and we have interacted on line and I hope to post some cards to people who may be accessing neither. Please keep thoughts and ideas flowing.

Jenny Manktelow shared this https://youtu.be/RTPcGoHE5mE

In anticipation of Palm Sunday I have a wee lesson in palm cross making https://youtu.be/9LjDTt9eeo0

No matter if you have no palm fronds, strips of paper will do.

By tomorrow I will have uploaded Morning Prayer instead of our 10 am service. Participate as you are able. I will post on the facebook site and give the link here on emails.

 

We also boast in our sufferings,knowing that suffering produces endurance, and endurance produces character, and character produces hope, and hope does not disappoint us,because God’s love has been poured into our hearts through the Holy Spirit that has been given to us. – Romans 5:3-5

 

May the peace of Christ be always with you,

KAY

 

Sunday 29 March 2020

Good Morning, - Sunday worship link is https://youtu.be/JwtA5Af-mRM Service sheet included.

Number eight wire comes to mind with this one- a few technical hitches but you will get the spirit of it.

All joy to you on this day . May the peace of Christ be always with you .

Other option too- St Mary’s Torbay are live streaming  a service at 10. https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCrVV6T5Q8KpEhj3IUQIT0gQ Apparently you need to ‘arrive ‘ before ten and if you are late need to look after 10-30.


Albany /Greenhithe are live on zoom at 10-30 https://zoom.us/j/3671205657  and later https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCBR4Ulhv2JC-2cdvJPQkG4g.


Bishop Ross is doing night prayer on his facebook sit at 7 pm. Please also look at The Daily Office run by the ADJust group on facebook.


Lots of options and opportunities to meet our neighbours and feel part of the wider body of Christ


Blessings,

Kay

Midday Prayer with Kay in Church

Night Prayer with Kay

Night Prayer with Kay at Narrow neck beach

Bishop Ross will lead Night Prayer each Sunday evening at 7.00pm. This will be live streamed to his Facebook page and you can follow using the outline of the liturgy for the service here.

The Lent calendar A Journey to Easter is available online now and offers short daily reflections around a different theme each week during Lent. For quick access, copy the URL and pin it to your smartphone’s home screen. Extracts from the calendar are also posted on the Diocesan Facebook page.

A Resurrection Journey will be available online for eight weeks from Palm Sunday 5 April until the Day of Pentecost, Sunday 31 May. It follows a similar format to the Lent calendar and shorter versions of each day's post will also be shared on the Diocesan Facebook page.

Read our last Weekly Newsletter here.

Daily Prayer:

Saturday Evening

Gospel Reflection

Stay awake!
Happy those servants who are alert and ready
when their master comes.

When much is given, more will be demanded.
When a great deal is given on trust,
a great deal more is expected.
Stay awake!

Your master is coming.
Stand ready!

The Son of Man comes at the least expected hour.
The kingdom of God is upon us.

‘Why are you sleeping?’ Jesus said.
‘Rise and pray, that you may be spared the test.’

Silence for meditation.

Prayers


Our Father,
save us from the time of trial,
and deliver us from evil.
E tō mātou Matua,
aua hoki mātou e kawea kia whakawaia,
engari whakaorangia mātou i te kino.

Giver of the present, hope for the future:
save us from the time of trial.
When prophets warn us of doom,
of catastrophe and of suffering beyond belief,
then, God, free us from our helplessness,
and deliver us from evil.
Save us from our arrogance and folly,
for you are God who created the world;
you have redeemed us and you are our salvation.

Dear Lord,
watch with those who wake or watch or weep tonight,
and give your angels charge over those who sleep;
tend your sick ones,
rest your afflicted ones, shield your joyous ones,
and all, for your love’s sake.

God, we go into this night
confident that the dawn will break tomorrow;
grant that when we come to die,
we may go gladly and in hope,
confident in the resurrection.
Amen.

Sunday Morning - Palm Sunday

Sentence of the Day

At the name of Jesus, every knee shall bend, in heaven and on earth and under the earth, and every tongue confess that Jesus Christ is Lord, to the glory of God the Father. Philippians 2:10–11

Gospel Reflection


How blest are those who are poor in spirit:
the kingdom of heaven is theirs.
How blest are the sorrowful:
they shall find consolation.
How blest are those of a gentle spirit:
they shall have the earth for their possession.
How blest are those who hunger and thirst to see right prevail:
they shall be satisfied.
How blest are those who show mercy:
mercy shall be shown to them.
How blest are those whose hearts are pure:
they shall see God.
How blest are the peacemakers:
they shall be called children of God.
How blest are those who have suffered persecution
for the cause of right:
the kingdom of heaven is theirs.

How blest are those who follow Jesus
and the Saviour’s command to love.

Silence for meditation.

Collect of the Day

Jesus, when you rode into Jerusalem
the people waved palms
with shouts of acclamation.
Grant that when the shouting dies
we may still walk beside you even to a cross;
for the glory of your holy name.
Amen.

Prayers

Our Father in heaven,
the kingdom, the power, and the glory are yours
now and for ever.
E tō mātou Matua i te rangi,
nōu te rangatiratanga, te kaha, me te korōria,
ake ake ake.

God,
you are our beginning and you will be our end;
we are made in your image and likeness.
We praise and thank you for this day.
This is the day on which you created light
and saw that it was good.
This is the day in whose early morning light
we discovered the tomb was empty,
and encountered Christ, the world’s true light.
This is the day you have made;
we shall rejoice and be glad in it.

Lord, make us instruments of your peace;
where there is hatred, let us sow love;
where there is injury, pardon;
where there is discord, union;
where there is doubt, faith;
where there is despair, hope;
where there is darkness, light;
where there is sadness, joy.

Eternal God,
grant to us this day and every day
such readiness and delight in following Christ,
that whether our lives are short or long
we shall have lived abundantly.
Amen.

Sunday Evening - Palm Sunday

Sentence of the Day

At the name of Jesus, every knee shall bend, in heaven and on earth and under the earth, and every tongue confess that Jesus Christ is Lord, to the glory of God the Father. Philippians 2:10–11

Gospel Reflection

A grain of wheat is a solitary grain
till it falls to the ground and dies.
A grain of wheat is a solitary grain,
but dead it bears a mighty harvest.

Praise to Jesus, the resurrection and the life.
All who have faith in Christ,
though they die, they will come to life;
and no one who is alive in faith will ever die.

For the Son of Man was raised up
so that everyone who believes in Jesus
may have eternal life.

Look on Jesus, lifted up,
lifted high to redeem the world.

Silence for meditation.

Collect of the Day

Jesus, when you rode into Jerusalem
the people waved palms
with shouts of acclamation.
Grant that when the shouting dies
we may still walk beside you even to a cross;
for the glory of your holy name.
Amen.

Prayers

Our Father in heaven,
the kingdom, the power, and the glory are yours
now and for ever.
E tō mātou Matua i te rangi,
nōu te rangatiratanga, te kaha, me te korōria,
ake ake ake.

God,
you are our beginning and you will be our end;
we are made in your image and likeness.
We praise and thank you for this day.
This is the day on which you created light
and saw that it was good.
This is the day in whose early morning light
we discovered the tomb was empty,
and encountered Christ, the world’s true light.
For us your acts are gracious
and your love endures for ever.

O divine Master,
grant that we may not so much seek to be consoled,
as to console;
to be understood, as to understand;
to be loved, as to love.
For it is in giving that we receive;
it is in pardoning that we are pardoned;
it is in dying that we are born to eternal life.

Jesus our inspiration,
you come in the evening as our doors are shut,
and bring peace.
Grant us sleep tonight,
and courage tomorrow to go wherever you lead.
Amen.


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.

A THANKSGIVING FOR OUR COUNTRY

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.

(Source - A New Zealand Prayer Book)

Wednesday Morning Worship - 1 April 2020

Worship 29th March 2020

Greeting

LENT Jesus told his disciples, ‘If any of you would come after me you must deny yourself and take up your cross and follow me.’Matthew 16:24 (adapted)

The sacrifice acceptable to God is a broken spirit: a broken and contrite heart, O God, you will not despise.Psalm 51:17

 

Great is the Lord and worthy of all praise.

Amen! Praise and glory and wisdom,
thanksgiving and honour, power and might,
be to our God for ever and ever!   Amen.

 

E te whānau a te Karaiti / Brothers and sisters in Christ,
let us praise and worship God who has called us together.
Let us celebrate God’s majesty,
and delight in the wonder of God’s love.
Together we shall confess our sins
and receive assurance that we are forgiven.

As the scriptures are read,
we can allow God’s word to speak to us,
and ponder its meaning for our lives.
In our prayers, we give thanks for God’s goodness,
we pray for others as well as for ourselves,
and we offer our lives anew in Christ’s service.

Al lthis we do,
because we believe in the presence among us
of our Saviour Jesus Christ,
and in the mighty power of the Holy Spirit.

Hear these words of scripture.

One of the following sentences is read.

Love one another,
for love is of God,

And whosoever loves is born of God and knows God

Spirit of God, search our hearts.

The minister then says

Let us pause  and, in silence,
remember our need for God’s forgiveness.

Silence

Let us confess our sins to God

Almighty and merciful God,
we have sinned against you,
in thought, word and deed.
We have not loved you with all our heart.
We have not loved others
as our Saviour Christ loves us.
We are truly sorry.
In your mercy forgive what we have been,
help us to amend what we are,
and direct what we shall be;
that we may delight in your will
and walk in your ways,
through Jesus Christ our Saviour.   Amen.

Almighty God, who pardons all who truly repent,

forgive your sins, strengthen you by the Holy Spirit,
and keep you in life eternal;
through Jesus Christ our Redeemer.
men.

The Ministry of the Word

O come, let us sing to the Lord,
let us rejoice in the rock of our salvation..

We sing to you, O God, and bless your name;
and tell of your salvation from day to day.
We proclaim your glory to the nations,
your praise to the ends of the earth.

Psalm At the end of the psalm is said

Glory to the Father, and to the Son,
and to the Holy Spirit:
as it was in the beginning, is now,
and shall be for ever.   Amen.

 

Song

Reading

 

Sermon

 

Apostles Creed
I believe in God, the Father almighty,
creator of heaven and earth.

I believe in Jesus Christ, God’s only Son, our Lord,
who was conceived by the Holy Spirit,
born of the Virgin Mary,
suffered under Pontius Pilate,
was crucified, died, and was buried;
he descended to the dead.
On the third day he rose again;
he ascended into heaven,
is seated at the right hand of the Father,
and will come again to judge the living and the dead.

I believe in the Holy Spirit,
the holy catholic Church,
the communion of saints,
the forgiveness of sins,
the resurrection of the body,
and the life everlasting.   Amen.

 

 Thanksgivings and Intercessions.

 

Holy and ever living God,
by your power we are created
and by your love we are redeemed;
guide and strengthen us by your Spirit,
that we may give ourselves to your service,
and live each day in love to one another and to you,
through Jesus Christ our Lord.
Amen.

 

As our Saviour Christ has taught us, we pray

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

Blessing

The Dismissal

The grace of our Lord Jesus Christ,
and the love of God,

and the fellowship of the Holy Spirit

be with us all.   Amen

Song

The congregation is sent out with these words.

Go now to love and serve the Lord. Go in peace.

Amen. We go in the name of Christ.


ALL IN-PERSON CHURCH SERVICES SUSPENDED WITH EFFECT FROM SUNDAY 22 MARCH 2020

  • The Archbishops and Bishops of the Anglican Church in Aotearoa New Zealand and Polynesia have together made the decision to suspend all public services of worship until further notice. Here at St Johns Anglican Church Campbell's Bay, we have suspended all Church Services and in person activities until further notice.

Annual General Meeting (POSTPONED Until further notice)

Existing office bearers are requested to continue to serve in their present roles until such time as the Parish is able to hold an Annual General Meeting.

St John's Anglican Church Services

Family Communion Service

SUSPENDED

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

SUSPENDED

Holy communion Service. Activities available for children during the service

Wednesday Holy Communion Service

SUSPENDED

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