Warm greetings to you.
Saint Mark's is an oasis in the busy heart of Remuera, on the edge of the Newmarket shopping precinct. We have been part of Auckland since 1847, when the first church was built on the site.
We are a Christian church in the Anglican tradition that aims to provide compassion, care and support to its members, the community of Remuera and the wider Auckland community. We strive every day to live out our Mission Statement: "To know Christ and to make Christ known."
We offer a range of activities and opportunities for fellowship and personal growth. Guided by the Holy Spirit, we support and encourage each individual to develop their own personal strengths and gifts through prayer, biblical study, discussion forums, participation in groups, and Christian action.
Saint Mark's has a wonderful church building and Parish Centre facility, both of which are used and enjoyed by many within the church and the wider community.
As the New Year begins, the church moves from the themes of Christmas to those of Epiphany. Epiphany is about revelation, about the moments in the Gospel narratives when the true identity of Jesus the Christ are glimpsed. Epiphany is not a single event, but a journey of revelation, of moments when God is glimpsed in a new way. The magi have seen it, and they journey to the infant Jesus. Those present at the baptism of Jesus have seen it, as the heavens opened and the Spirit came to witness, 'You are my Son, the Beloved'. The disciples, present at a wedding feast, saw it and believed. Prophecy is fulfilled; Jesus is anointed to bring good news, although not all can accept it. Indeed, for some it is altogether too much. As the season ends, God's glory is seen yet again, this time on a mountain top, but there is also a hint of the darkness to come as we prepare for Lent (the 40 days excluding Sundays that come before Easter) and Easter.
You are very welcome at Saint Mark's, whether it is to pray, to sit in quiet reflection, to visit just for a short time or to join our faith community and take part in the many services and other activities that happen here.
Peace to you and your families throughout the coming weeks.
The Reverend Anne Mills
8.00am Holy Communion
9:30am Eucharist with Choir & Sunday School
1:00pm Independent Chinese Mission Service
5:00pm Evensong with Choir (3rd Sunday of month)
10.00am Holy Communion & Fellowship